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  • Memorial Hall and COVID-19

    Following Lockdown, Village and Community Halls were able to accommodate indoor sport and exercise, dancing classes and certain other performance-related activity from 25th July 2020.The Memorial Hall Management Committee is taking a steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows: We have conducted a Memorial Hall Risk Assessment and made it available to all users. We have cleaning, handwashing and hygiene procedures in line with UK Government guidance We have taken all reasonable steps to help hall users keep safe from COVID-19 We have taken all reasonable steps to help Hirers maintain Social Distancing when using the hall Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk
  • VE Day 75 - Stay at Home Street Party - 8th May 2020

    Stay at Home Street Party - Decorate your House in Red, White & Blue and enjoy a picnic in your front Garden”.The village was bedecked in red, white and blue bunting (see also a short video taken by resident Charles Charlesworth on the Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall FaceBook page)Teas were prepared by the local coffee shop, Sophie's.With sandwiches, sausage roll, cream scone and Victoria sponge. One recipient later declared it to be “As good as tea at the Ritz”. A VE day quiz was also distributed with each tea.A group of volunteers distributed the teas, one came appropriately dressed in an outfit from the 1940s
  • Frank and Peggy Shuffe - Licensees at the Joiners Arms 1956-1977

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  • The 'Spanish Flu' - Hampsthwaite 1918

    Milly Hebblethwaite was  a delightful and diligent 14 year old pupil at Hampsthwaite school, who came from a growing family who lived in the Hollins.  The previous year the school had given her a prize for her excellent attendance.  She died of influenza on 10th November, 1918;  This was one day before the end of the ‘War to end wars,’ the first World war.[article by Angela Sansam - June 2020]
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  • Plans, Layouts and Resources

    Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall can provide facilities and resources for most events and has a good car park with marked spaces for over 50 cars. There is a well-equipped kitchen and catering area with dishwasher, water-heater, micro-wave, Rangemaster Pro induction cooker and ample supplies of crockery, glassware and cutlery. Adjacent to the Kitchen is a Servery with hatchways through to both the Main Hall and Dining Room (or small hall) which can be used as a bar. The Memorial Hall is licenced to sell alcohol. The Main Hall includes a well-equipped stage area and Green Room at one end, with P.A. system, both rear and front projection facilities for DVD, Blu-ray or data, ample stage-lighting, star-cloth, a mirror ball, and can be rigged with a ceiling canopy if needed. The Main Hall can open out into the adjacent Sun Lounge to accommodate larger numbers or as a bar area. The Dining Room, or small hall, is used for meetings, for groups, to place a buffet for example, or as another alternative bar area. There are ample chairs to furnish each of the spaces using either rectangular or circular tables. Table cloths and chair covers are available on request.
  • George Frederick Grimshaw - biography

    George Frederick Grimshaw 20th October 1914 - 17th June 1940
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In Memoriam - W T Haxby



William Thackray Haxby



William Thackray Haxby


Born in Hampsthwaite in 1896, he was the son and eldest of four children of William and Emma Haxby of 'Ashville', Church Lane, Hampsthwaite.

 

Enlisting in York with a service number of 24000 he joined the 2/5 Battalion of the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

 

He was killed in action in France on 3rd May 1917 at the age of 21 and is recorded on Comm. Bay 7, Arras Memorial, Fauxbourg-D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.

 

Awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.


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In Memoriam - R Kay



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Born in Hampsthwaite in 1899, the son of Frederick W. and Jane Kay, he is recorded in the 1911 census as living in Hampsthwaite with his parents and four of his brothers (Harry, Gilbert, Frederick and Walter). His father is described as a Railway Platelayer and Farmer.

He enlisted in York with a service number of 66364 and joined, as a Private, the 1/6th Battalion (Territorial) Northumberland Fusiliers.

He was killed in action in France on 27th May, 1918 and is buried at V.C.4. Marfaux British Cemetery, France.

Awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.



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In Memoriam - G E Pawson



George Ernest Pawson



George Ernest Pawson



Born in Melmerby in 1890, George Ernest was the younger son of Edward and Annie Pawson, Edward being a Brewer's Drayman. George's connection with Hampsthwaite has not yet been established but in 1914 he married Minnie Thackwray and they are said to have had two children born in Hampsthwaite where George worked as a gardener. By 1916 they were living at 28 Park Row, New Park, Harrogate.

He enlisted at Harrogate with a service number of 28053 and, joined as a Private, the 12th Battalion of the West Yorkshire (Prince of Wales) Regiment.

He was killed in action in France on the 17th August 1916 and is recorded there on Pier and Face 2A 2C 2D of the Thiepval Memorial. His name is also recorded on the Killinghall Memorial

Although no medal record card has been found for George, it appears he was entitled to receive the British War and Victory Medals



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In Memoriam - J Hebblethwaite



John Hebblethwaite



John Hebblethwaite


Born in 1915, he was the second of four brothers who were all in H.M.Forces during the second world war. He was the son of Joseph and Minnie Hebblethwaite who, at the time of the census in 1911, lived with their five daughters at Glencoe House, Hampsthwaite. He married Dorothy Maureen White of Darlington and he and his wife lived at "Glendale" in Hollins Lane, Hampsthwaite.

He enlisted in the 6th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), had a service number of 2760798 and rose to the rank of Corporal.

He was killed by artillery fire at Dudda crossroads, just before Monte Scalari in Italy on 29th July 1944 at the age of 29 and is buried in X.D.8. in the Florence War Cemetery.

Awarded the Italy Star medal



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In Memoriam - J Swale



Jeffrey Swale



Jeffrey Swale


Born in Hampsthwaite in 1881, the son of Richard and Ann Swale, he is recorded in the 1891 census as living in Hampsthwaite with his parents and two sisters (Emma and Ada).

By 1911 he was living there with his widowed mother, his two sisters now living elsewhere. He was a stone mason and in September 1913 he married Margaret Millar Dewar of Bilton.

Although only 5 feet 4 inches in height, he was enlisted at Harrogate as a Private in the Durham Light infantry on the 15th September 1916 (service number 42331). After only seven months in the Army and at the age of 36 he contracted pneumonia and died whilst on leave at his home in Hollins Road, Hampsthwaite.

He died on 8th April 1917 and is buried in the churchyard in Hampsthwaite with a Commonwealth War Grave headstone. His widow remarried in 1919.



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Peckfield Cottages

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