Category Archives: History

War Memorial

Jonathan Peacock writes: “We have become aware that several names are missing from the War Memorial on the Village Green and are making enquiries concerning their possible inclusion. The names so far identified are: World War I: Joseph Hodgson, Gerard … Continue reading

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Iris Tinkler – John Joseph Burn

Iris Tinkler writes: “My g g grandfather was John Joseph Burn, born 1882 in Hamsterley. His mother was Jane Burn, born 1811. Her mother was Dorothy Burn, born 1771. Can you give me any information about them. I am researching … Continue reading

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Enid Bacon – John (Jack) Bacon

Enid Bacon writes: “Hello again, I found a photograph of my father John (Jack) Bacon taken at New Hall Farm,  summer 1959 or 60 with Mrs. Raine who was George and Arthur Raine’s mother. Could anyone tell me her d.o.b, … Continue reading

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Jayne Allaire – Elizabeth Anne Nicolson

Jayne Allaire writes: “My grandmother, Elizabeth Anne Nicolson, was born in Hamsterley on the 3 or 4 July 1914, would you be able to help me find her birth certificate. My grandmother left Hamsterley in the 1930’s to go to … Continue reading

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Enid Bacon – The Rivers Family

Enid  Bacon writes: “My father was John Bacon b1919. He had huts on George Raine’s farm at Newhall which we spent many a happy day on in summer. He had a friend called Albert Rivers who lived in Hamsterley Village, … Continue reading

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Ann Sansom (Lockey) – The Lockey Family

Ann Sansom (Lockey) writes: “I’m trying to track down records of my family although having some difficulty as I live in Australia. I know that my grandfather was baptised at the Church in Hamsterley on the 12th March 1911 and … Continue reading

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Al Kirtley – Hamsterley Lodge

Al Kirtley writes: “You may recall we’ve had previous contact between your site and ours (www.theblacketts.com) and I wonder if you can help us. “We’re trying to identify Hamsterley Lodge, which we’ve seen referred to as the home of William … Continue reading

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The accidental death of Jane Sanderson

Frank Sanderson of Liverpool has contributed a tragic tale:  ‘The accidental death of Jane Sanderson‘. Jane was his great great aunt who died in a fire at the school in 1834. Read more on the Family History page.

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