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Family History

We are pleased to announce a new web page − Family History. You can find it on on the Community tab. If you have an enquiry on your family connections with Hamsterley or South Bedburn, please contact us. We will … Continue reading

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Can you help Ann Goodwin?

Ann writes: My family come from this area and I would love to know more about them and my ancestors. They were: Albert Dryden Sephenson born early 1900’s and Dorothy Muriel Stephenson born March 30th 1911. The family were farmers … Continue reading

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Can you help Brian Richardson?

Brian Richardson writes: “I am in the process of researching my family tree. I am trying to trace my great grandfather who I know lived in South Bedburn/Hamsterley in 1881. “His name was Andrew Hood and he was employed as … Continue reading

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Historical Photographs

We have received some photographs from Mr. Frank Davey who lives in Canada of the village and of his family, The Kirkups, who once lived in Hamsterley.  The village photographs: ‘Shull Lodge 1910’ and ‘Hamsterley 1906’ are on the History-Places … Continue reading

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Local history pages

We have added some new local history pages: • The story of The Blenkinsopp Scandal. • The story of the murder of Mary Jane Dodds in The Hamsterley Tragedy. • The report of The 1977 Beating the Bounds expedition. • … Continue reading

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A History of Hamsterley

Our thanks go to Mr Jonathan Peacock for contributing his excellent ‘A History of Hamsterley’. We have included part of it on the A History of Hamsterley page and there is more to come. Also added recently, is an article … Continue reading

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New history pages

We have added several new pages on the history of the village and its organisations. Most of the material on these pages has been taken from the large number of historical records loaned to us by Mrs. A. M. Brown-Humes.

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