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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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From Hutton Rudby to Nova Scotia in the 18th century
I have already mentioned in this blog the emigration from Hutton Rudby to Nova Scotia in the 18th century.  It was prompted and encouraged by Charles Dixon (1730-1817), who owned the paper mill in the village (you will find a reference to him, for example, ...
I have already mentioned in this blog the emigration from Hutton Rudby to Nova Scotia in the 18th century.  It was prompted and encouraged by Charles Dixon (1730-1817), who owned the paper mill in the village (you will find a...
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Flintoff family of Hutton Rudby & Nova Scotia
Joan McDougall has just commented on the About this Blog page, but I thought I'd also post her comment here, in case it's missed.  Her family, the Flintoffs, were among those who emigrated to Nova Scotia in the 18th century: I am researching my family histo...
Joan McDougall has just commented on the About this Blog page, but I thought I'd also post her comment here, in case it's missed.  Her family, the Flintoffs, were among those who emigrated to Nova Scotia in the 18th century: ...
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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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'The Live Bait Squadron Remembrance Book'
Henk van der Linden is the founder of the  the Live Bait Squadron Society  and the author of  The Live Bait Squadron: three mass graves off the Dutch coast . Henk   is now proposing to produce a commemorative volume called The Live Bait Squadron Remembrance...
Henk van der Linden is the founder of the the Live Bait Squadron Society and the author of The Live Bait Squadron: three mass graves off the Dutch coast. Henk is now proposing to produce a commemorative volume called The Live...
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The Community Hub at Hutton Rudby
I mentioned the Sycamore Tree Project or Village Hub in my reply to Joan (see last post) and I think I should include a mention of it here. I don't live in Hutton Rudby any more, but friends tell me it's a great place to go for coffee and meet others and I ...
I mentioned the Sycamore Tree Project or Village Hub in my reply to Joan (see last post) and I think I should include a mention of it here. I don't live in Hutton Rudby any more, but friends tell me it's a great place to go f...
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The Dragon of Sexhow
I wrote this version of the old story a long while ago for schoolchildren and had quite forgotten it until I came upon it recently. I have to admit - this is one blog post for which I really cannot make any claims of historical accuracy! Once, long ago, whe...
I wrote this version of the old story a long while ago for schoolchildren and had quite forgotten it until I came upon it recently. I have to admit - this is one blog post for which I really cannot make any claims of histor...
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Briefly a solicitor - for a long time a local historian