Many of the original contents of his surgery can be found at the Yorkshire Museum of Farming in Murton York. On 5 November 1941 he married Joan Catherine Anderson Danbury. On 29 July 2009 UK-based open-access rail operator Grand Central Railway which operates train services from Wight's birthplace of Sunderland to London King's Cross (calling at Thirsk) named Class 180 DMU No.
James Herriot was the pen name of James Alfred Wight OBE FRCVS also known as Alf Wight (3 October 1916 – 23 February 1995) a British veterinary surgeon and writer who used his many years of experiences as a veterinary surgeon to write a series of books of stories about animals and their owners. He is best known for these semi-autobiographical works which are often referred to collectively as All Creatures Great and Small a title used in some editions and in film and television adaptations.