Historic Hamsterley

Victorian childrenSaturday 13 August 2011, 10am to 4pm

Hamsterley Village Hall

  • Old documents about Hamsterley & South Bedburn
  • Maps, deeds, books and early postcards
  • Local family stories, samplers and artefacts
  • Research help with hands-on laptops – CDs – microfiche
  • Bring a photo for an architectural history of your house


To be opened at 10am by the Architectural historian Martin Roberts

Ten-minute illustrated talks:

11.00 Alan Swindale – Why Brykenott: mediaeval iron making

12.00 Jonathan Peacock – The original 1757 Inclosure map

2.00 Frank Sanderson – A tragedy at the school in 1834

3.00 Vicky Chilcott – The Blenkinsopp Scandal in Victorian South Bedburn

Donation £3 for exhibition. Accompanied children free. Free admission to Café

Proceeds for the refurbishment of Hamsterley Methodist Chapel as a ‘Churches Together’ Centre.  Information 01388 488164

 

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3 Responses to Historic Hamsterley

  1. Margaret Howe says:

    Are you looking at history of the village in general or just relating to the methodist church? I may try to come to your History day, I am so pleased to have found this website, my cousin and I have so many great memories of Hamsterley.

    • Jonathan Peacock says:

      We are definitely covering the whole village. There will be 4 (very short) talks on different aspects of village history, many historical items on show, and a wealth of resources for you to read about the history of the area or, indeed, do research on your own family tree. Thee will be people present to give advice on how to research.

  2. Margaret Howe says:

    We were in Hamsterley during the war, my grandparents and my mother were from Crook, my father was away in the war. I also remember Ben a prisoner of war, he used to make me wooden toysand he stayed and married the daughter at the post office. It would be great if he was there on there on the 13th, but he will be quite old now. I am coming on the 13th Aug and we are staying for 4 nights in Hamsterley Cottage.

    I have a lot of memories of people who lived there because we continued to visit my grandparents and they are both buried in the churchyard at Hamsterley.

    Looking forward to the 13th Aug.

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