Category Archives: History

Hamsterley Primary School 50th Anniversary

December 10th 1964 saw the official opening of Hamsterley Primary School’s new building. The school had opened for business in January of that year, with pupils and teachers helping move the furniture from the old school (now the Village Hall) to … Continue reading

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History – Protestation Return – 1641

A new History item: The Protestation Return – 1641. In 1641 all adult males were required to make a Protestation under oath in support of King and Parliament, defending the Protestant religion against all Popery . . . Read more … Continue reading

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New historical photographs

We have just added some new historical photographs, curtesy of Roly Smith. On the Gallery / History – Places page are photographs of Shull, Shull Lodge and St. Johns. On the Gallery / History – People page are new photographs … Continue reading

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Historic Hamsterley

Saturday 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 … Continue reading

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Domesday Reloaded

Do you remember the BBC Domesday Project in 1986 – an ambitious project to record a snapshot of everyday life across the UK for future generations? Well now, 25 years later, the BBC has put the information on their website … Continue reading

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Anne Jackson – The Hopes

Anne wrote: “I am researching my family tree and am hoping to take photographs and document any information that I can find. The family tree has a record of: Joseph Hope, born 1789, brewer – Hamsterley. He married Hannah, born … Continue reading

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Edythe Scott – Robert Watson

Edythe wrote: “I write out of curiosity – nothing more! In Bishop Auckland cemetery there is a huge memorial to Robert Watson who was born in Hamsterley in 1819 and died in Bishop in 1891. Funds were raised for the … Continue reading

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