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Extracts from the York Herald, 12 January 1850
Local news and local names - I thought this sort of thing might be useful or interesting to readers:- Yarm Seasonable Benevolence During the past week, Marshall Fowler, Esq., of Preston Hall, one of the executors under the will of the late Benjamin Flounder...
Local news and local names - I thought this sort of thing might be useful or interesting to readers:- Yarm Seasonable Benevolence During the past week, Marshall Fowler, Esq., of Preston Hall, one of the executors under ...
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I didn't put this on earlier, I was hiding from it because a younger version of me features in it ... It's Klaudie Bartelink's beautiful and moving documentary film on  the Live Bait Squadron , the British cruisers that were sunk by one German U-Boat with t...
I didn't put this on earlier, I was hiding from it because a younger version of me features in it ... It's Klaudie Bartelink's beautiful and moving documentary film on the Live Bait Squadron, the British cruisers that were su...
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Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859)
I was listening this morning to Today on Radio 4 and heard Andrea Wulf describing how little known Alexander von Humboldt is to the English-speaking world today - at least, before the publication of her prize-winning biography  The Invention of Nature . So ...
I was listening this morning to Today on Radio 4 and heard Andrea Wulf describing how little known Alexander von Humboldt is to the English-speaking world today - at least, before the publication of her prize-winning biograph...
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Comments - thank you!
I'd like to thank everyone who sends me such kind comments about this blog - they are much appreciated!  Today I publish one from Andrew, who is related to both the Fawcetts of Crathorne and the Honeymans of Hutton Rudby.
I'd like to thank everyone who sends me such kind comments about this blog - they are much appreciated! Today I publish one from Andrew, who is related to both the Fawcetts of Crathorne and the Honeymans of Hutton Rudby.
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'Lines written on a visit to Leven-Grove in Cleveland, the seat of Lady Amherst' 1817
Leven Grove was the early 19th century name for Skutterskelfe Hall.  It's the subject of this poetic tribute, by an author writing under the pseudonym of LEO:- When rosy Spring, with fingers bath'd in dew, Unfolds the primrose pale and violet blue, And many...
Leven Grove was the early 19th century name for Skutterskelfe Hall. It's the subject of this poetic tribute, by an author writing under the pseudonym of LEO:- When rosy Spring, with fingers bath'd in dew, Unfolds the primro...
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Papers deposited at NYCRO
I have now deposited all the papers relating to John Richard Stubbs with the North Yorkshire County Record Office. The deposit includes his diaries and also family letters mainly from the 1870s.  The letters from Ellis Macfarlane of Helensburgh written duri...
I have now deposited all the papers relating to John Richard Stubbs with the North Yorkshire County Record Office. The deposit includes his diaries and also family letters mainly from the 1870s. The letters from Ellis Macfar...
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Revd R J Barlow & funerals in the 1840s and 1850s ...
Oh dear, Mr Barlow ... Mr Barlow's carelessness in keeping records is  evident from the parish registers  and his eccentricities are known,  as can be seen in my book, Remarkable, but still True . But a search of the newspaper archives – more and more of th...
Oh dear, Mr Barlow ... Mr Barlow's carelessness in keeping records is evident from the parish registers and his eccentricities are known, as can be seen in my book, Remarkable, but still True. But a search of the newspaper ar...
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A Cleveland link to a Dublin matricide in 1936?
A new story. I've recently been contacted by researchers working on the fascinating business I outline below.  It seems almost certain that the main protagonists were related to the Weatherills of Hollin Top Farm, near Danby, and the Browns of Staithes  and...
A new story. I've recently been contacted by researchers working on the fascinating business I outline below. It seems almost certain that the main protagonists were related to the Weatherills of Hollin Top Farm, near Danby,...
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History of Hutton Rudby Choral & Dramatic Society
Malcolm McPhie been interested in the history of the Hutton Rudby Choral & Dramatic Society and been collecting material about it for years.  I've known he was planning to find a way to make this fascinating local history available to the general public, an...
Malcolm McPhie been interested in the history of the Hutton Rudby Choral & Dramatic Society and been collecting material about it for years. I've known he was planning to find a way to make this fascinating local history ava...
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William Orton, forger of Hutton Rudby
On 27 January 2013 I told the story of  William Orton of Hutton Rudby , who was found guilty at the York Assizes in March 1821 of forging and passing a counterfeit banknote and was sentenced to be transported to New South Wales. Geoff Royle, his descendant,...
On 27 January 2013 I told the story of William Orton of Hutton Rudby, who was found guilty at the York Assizes in March 1821 of forging and passing a counterfeit banknote and was sentenced to be transported to New South Wales...
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"On the wondrous trail of Alice"
Alice in Wonderland, that is. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,  Chris Lloyd (deputy editor of the Northern Echo) wrote a beautifully concise and evocative account of Carroll's links t...
Alice in Wonderland, that is. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Chris Lloyd (deputy editor of the Northern Echo) wrote a beautifully concise and evocati...
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Lewis Carroll & the North East
Don't miss  Alice in Teesside , Simon Farnaby's programme on Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland ! It was broadcast on Radio 4 last Thursday and is  now on iplayer . I can't help but think that their shared roots in the North East must have made fo...
Don't miss Alice in Teesside, Simon Farnaby's programme on Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland! It was broadcast on Radio 4 last Thursday and is now on iplayer. I can't help but think that their shared roots in the N...
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