Matthew Wilson Memorial Statue

(Our trail begins near the roundabout, not far from the library.  Use ‘View on map’ from the trail’s homepage to reach point ‘1’ and the start of the trail).

Statue of Sir Matthew Wilson, the first MP for the Skipton constituency, who was 83 when elected. Built and paid for by Wilson’s Liberal Party friends, at the time of its unveiling there was huge controversy as to whether the statue should ever have been contemplated at all.

His statue was moved to further down the High Street when the War Memorial was installed on the site in 1922.