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    The Register of Members’ Interests Forms are available for public inspection. In addition, the interests are published on Harrogate Borough Council's website – there is a link from the Parish Councils page, or type the following web address into your browser: https://localdemocracy.harrogate.gov.uk/allParishCouncils.asp
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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
  • Village Room Events Calendar

    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.
  • Harrogate Housing Association

    Affordable Homes to Rent and Buy for local people at Grange Park Hampsthwaite We are a small, but expanding, housing association who only operate in the Harrogate District. We offer homes for rent and on a shared ownership basis and have 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed homes on Grange Park. With a personal, local service we want to help our customers create homes near family and work.
  • 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.
  • Hands Off Hampsthwaite Action Group

    Newsletters and Updates resulting from Action Group meetings An Action Group to oppose excessive development in Hampsthwaite was formed following the public meting at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th July 2017.Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 6.00pm  at Sophie's Coffee Shop unless advised otherwise. Email: info@hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com URL: www.hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com FaceBook:@handsoffhampsthwaitevillage Twitter: https://twitter.com/HampsthwaiteAG
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In Memoriam - T Baren



Tom Baren



Tom Baren


Son of Edward (a farmer) and his wife Betsy, Tom was born in Hampsthwaite in 1876, the eldest of six children. They lived on Saltergate Hill near the Nelson Inn.

He enlisted on 27th November 1915 in Harrogate as a Private (service number 36662) into the 7th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment. He was posted to France on the 2nd December 1916.

He was killed in action in France on the 13th May 1917 and buried at 18.E.7. of Canadian Cemetery No. 2, Neuville-St-Vaast, France.

His widow Ruth was left with five young children

Awarded the British War Medal and the Victory Medal.



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Church Lane (top-east) - early postcard

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Village Green (west) - early postcard

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In Memoriam - F W Barker



F.William (Willie) Barker


F.William (Willie) Barker  F.William (Willie) Barker Grave

Born in Hampsthwaite in 1892, "Willie" was the second son of Frederick and Margaret Barker of Barton House, Ripley. The 1911 census shows him living there with his widower father and four of his siblings. Like his father, he became a stone mason.

Having apparently emigrated to Canada some time after the taking of the 1911 census, he enlisted, as a Private, in the Royal Canadian Regiment with a service number of 477038. At enlistment on 23rd August 1915 (in Halifax, Nova Scotia) he gave his occupation as a miner and said he had previously served with the Calgary Rifles.

He was killed in France nearly a year after his younger brother Harold and died on the 9th December 1917.

Both he and Harold were cousins of Arthur Barker and Wilfred Stanley Barker.

(Click here to read the Barker Family History, here for the article "Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite" and here for Shaun Wilson's article on "Descendents of John and Grace Barker")

He is recorded as having been buried at XXX1.C.17A. at Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

As a soldier in the Royal Canadian Regiment, "Willie"'s medal record may be held in Canada but it is assumed he would be entitled to receive both the British War and Victory Medals in addition to any Canadian decoration


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In Memoriam - W S Barker



Wilfred Stanley Barker



Wilfred Stanley Barker


Born in Hampsthwaite in 1900, Wilfred was the second son of Harry and Ellen Barker of Clarence House, Hampsthwaite. Harry was described in the 1901 census as a Builder and Farmer.

Wilfred enlisted in Harrogate with a service number 42622 and joined, as a Private, the 1st Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment.

He was killed in action on 21st July 1918 aged 18 and is buried in lV.D.14. Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Belgium.

He was awarded the British War and Victory Medals.

He was the brother of Arthur Barker and cousin of Harold and Willie Barker also of Hampsthwaite and all of whom were killed in France.

(Click here to read the Barker Family History, here for the article "Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite" and here for Shaun Wilson's article on "Descendents of John and Grace Barker")


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In Memoriam - H Barker



Harold Barker



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Born in Hampsthwaite, Harold was the fourth son of Frederick and Margaret Barker of Barton House, Ripley and the 1911 census shows him living there with his widowed father and four of his siblings. He was then working as a farm labourer.

Aged 19, he enlisted in Harrogate on the 25th February 1915 with a service number of 16766 and joined, as a Private, the 9th Battalion of the York and Lancashire Regiment. He was only 5'3" in height.

He was posted to France in March 1916 and wounded in the thigh shortly afterwards. He rejoined the 9th Regiment but was again wounded, this time in the head, and died of his injuries two days later on the 9th January 1917 at the age of 21.

He was buried in I.C.6. Hazebrouk Communal Cemetery, France.

He was the brother of F.William (Willie) Barker and they were both cousins of Arthur Barker and Wilfred Stanley Barker.

(Click here to read the Barker Family History, here for the article "Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite" and here for Shaun Wilson's article on "Descendents of John and Grace Barker")

Awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal.



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F Walton - biography

Frederick Walton
17th November 1924 – 10th August 1943

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In Memoriam - T Ellis



Thomas Ellis



Thomas Ellis



Born at Felliscliffe, Hampsthwaite in 1880, Thomas was the son of Thomas and Emily Ellis and husband of Clara Knowles of Harrogate with whom he had four children. He worked in Killinghall for Mr Lambert, a butcher. His father had been a farmer from Grayston Plain, Hampsthwaite.

He enlisted in Harrogate and with a service number of 33747 joined the 15th Battalion of the Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

He was killed in the France/Flanders war theatre on the 3rd May 1917.

His name is also recorded on the memorial at Arras.

Awarded the British War Medal and Victory Medal



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