Scarcroft has always been within the ecclesiastical parish of Thorner, but has not previously had its own history recorded. Scarcroft Then and Now; a History of the Village fills this gap. The book will be available from Tuesday 2nd December at the shop and post office in Thorner, as well as from the New Inn, and Sandra Thompson (Berry Brow, Wetherby Road – just below the cross-roads in Scarcroft). It will also available at the the Bingley Arms, Bardsey; and the Half Moon and the village shop in Collingham. It runs to nearly 100 pages and includes 12 maps and plans and over 100 photographs.
Between them, the authors lived in Scarcroft for 100 years. Lionel Scott concentrates on history from the earliest times to the present day, and Olav Arnold, a past chairman of the Scarcroft Parish Council, takes you on a tour of the village as well as describing events and village societies. A final chapter sets out the reminiscences of former inhabitants of life in the early part of the last century.
It costs £10.00, and the net proceeds are in aid of Scarcroft Village Hall.