Information about the village is best found in the book written mostly by the villagers themselves: Bishop Burton and its People – A Village History edited and compiled by Margaret Borland and John Dunning OBE and published by Highgate Publications of Beverley. The Genuki entry for the village is also a useful starting point. http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/eng/YKS/ERY/Bishopburton/index.html
Bishop Burton can be traced back to before the Doomsday Book. In this part of the website articles about its history and its characters may be found. The East Riding Museums Online website is also an excellent place to explore local history with many features and exhibitions available from the comfort of your own home.
Beverley Aerodrome existed for just a few years during and after World War1 straddling the boundary between Beverley and Bishop Burton. A plaque in All Saints’ Church in Bishop Burton records those airmen who lost their lives flying to or from the aerodrome in accidents mostly while training. It also expresses thanks to the ladies of the village who were involved in caring for the airmen at the YMCA centre on the camp.
Bishop Burton and WW1
This is the story of the village of Bishop Burton and the impact on it of World War 1.It specially focuses on those who died or suffered significant injury during the war.