Welcome to the Hamsterley and South Bedburn community website.
It's been developed to provide a means of communicating about the life of the village, both to local residents and to potential visitors.
We welcome contributions from Hamsterley and South Bedburn businesses and residents. The more up to date the site is, the more useful it will be!
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Category Archives: History
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Susan Lawrence (Nee Dennison) writes: “My Great great grandfather William Dennison was born in Bedburn, Hamsterley in 1828 (23 in 1851 census.) I know he lived at Bedburn Mill and was probably born there. He married Ann Mitchison from Kenton. … Continue reading