Tom Dugdale

The Trust has lost one of its oldest members in Tom Dugdale. He was born in Settle and was a life long resident of the area. Everyone in Settle knows of Dugdales Agricultural Suppliers, it was Tom's father who founded it in 1906.

He was educated at Settle Girls High School, Ermysted's Grammar School, Skipton and Giggleswick School and went to train in electrical contracting in Lancaster, and then joined his father's business as an electrician, eventually running the Settle and Skipton business on his father's death.

In his later years he was known more for his voluntary work connected with Settle Swimming Pool, Meals on Wheels, the Rotary Club and Settle Tourist Information. He was extremely knowledgeable on local history.