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    Details of the work of the Community Payback Team in Hampsthwaite Hampsthwaite Parish Council was approached in December 2016 to seek our support for the Community Payback scheme. The Unpaid Work Requirement (commonly known as Community Payback) is one of the requirements that can be included in a community order. It involves service users doing compulsory work for the benefit of the community. Types of Work Undertaken Work in Hampsthwaite Volunteers Current Year Reports Contact: Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice) The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd Harrogate Probation Office Harrogate Redefining the future for people and placesWebsite: www.interserve.comPhone: 07720  213674Email: JoeMurphy@interservefls.gse.gov.uk
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    The Village Room began its life as a purpose-built reading room constructed in stone with a boarded roof covered in slate and with its interior beams exposed in a vaulted roof. It opened to the public in August 1890. Now the Room is a regular venue for meetings including the Parish Council, the Village Society Committee and the Wednesday Group.Hampsthwaite Village Room High Street,HG3 2ET For bookings, contact: T:  01423 770332 E: villageroombookings@hampsthwaite.org.uk See also the History section for a brief history of
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    Details of events and meetings at Hampsthwaite Village Room.PLEASE NOTE: whilst every effort is made to ensure this calendar is kept up to date and can be used for guidance, potential Village Room users are strongly advised to confirm vacancies with the Booking Secretary before committing to a date for any new events. For bookings, contact:Booking SecretaryT:  01423 770332E: villageroombookings@hampsthwaite.org.ukIf you need to visit the Village Room prior to an event, please make an appointment with the Booking Secretary to help us avoid any inconvenience to other hirers.
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  • Christmas Tree Festival

    St. Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite are holding a Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 15th – 17th December.There will be a ‘Preview Evening & Concert ’ on Friday 15th with wine and canapes being served from 6.30 p.m and with a choral performance from Voces Seraphorum from 7.00 – 7.45 p.m. – tickets can be purchased from Hampsthwaite Post Office or you can buy them on the door (£7.00).The church will be open from 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturday 16th December for you to come along and enjoy the Christmas Trees and there will be refreshments served throughout the day.
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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



Richard 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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