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Kenneth Mackay Monkman (1911–1998) by unknown photographer, 1969 [inspecting Laurence Sterne's gravestone in St Michael's churchyard, Coxwold] © Newsquest York Ltd (The Press)


Monkman, Kenneth Mackay (1911–1998), book collector and restorer of Shandy Hall, Coxwold, was born on 17 April 1911 at 215 Warwick Road, Carlisle, the son of Wilfred Monkman (1879–1949), bank inspector, and his wife, Marion, née Mackay (1881–1962). The family soon moved to ...


Woof, Robert Samuel (1931–2005), literary scholar and museum director, was born on 20 April 1931 at Royal Albert Farm, Lancaster, the third child of William Woof, a progressive farm manager, and his wife, Annie, née Mason. He became head boy at Lancaster Royal Grammar School...