Aireyholme Farm

Where the young James Cook lived and where his farther was a farm labourer. Although there is a local belief that the Cook family actual cottage was a little distance away from the main farm. Next month there is to be a geophysical survey to try to identify the site of this cottage.

Cook senior’s employer, Thomas Skottowe, paid for the young James to attend the school in the village where he learnt the three ‘R’s: reading, riting and rithmetic which would prove so useful to him in his later life.

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