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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Tag Archives: Family History
Life in the Northern Dales – Stories from a Farming Family – a new book by Frank Sanderson This book has resulted from Frank’s fascination with his paternal ancestors, hill farmers from Weardale in the far west of County Durham. … 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
Al Kirtley writes: “This is just a brief reminder that our initial offer for A History of the Blacketts expires on Friday 28 February.
Frank Sanderson writes: “The book ‘Life and Times in Victorian Weardale: The Letters of Francis Vickers’ was published this week and is now available at Amazon.co.uk. John Preston, who you might recall from last year’s Hamsterley event, told me yesterday … Continue reading
Are you a Bacon, Burn, Dennison or Lockey? These and other families now have their own pages in the Community / Family History section. With the popularity of the Family History page, it was becoming too long and cumbersome, so … 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
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