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    HAMPSTHWAITE ONCE AGAIN UNDER THREAT! PROPOSED RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT BROOKFIELD GARTH, HAMPSTHWAITE  
  • Barkers Family History

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  • BARKER Family History

    Descendants of John and Grace BarkerbyShaun L Wilson – February 2017 Barker families have resided in Hampsthwaite since the early seventeenth century and were extensive in the area during the nineteenth century. From the 1881 England Census for Hampsthwaite taken on 3rd April that year, Barker was the most popular name totalling 57 out of 457 people enumerated – 12.5% of those recorded living in Hampsthwaite at the time of that census. From the registers of Hampsthwaite parish, Barkers were in existence as early as 1610. The earliest Barker mentioned is John Barker, son of Peter who was baptised on 17th March that year.Where Hampsthwaite is mentioned in this article it refers to both village and parish. We will never know exactly where the early Barker’s dwelling houses were as they are not recorded in either the parish registers or on the early census returns, but it is assumed that they lived in the village or within the parish. It was not until the England Census of 1911 that full address details were given together with the total number of children born alive to the present marriage of the head of the family.
  • Tom Wright reflects upon the Barker family in Hampsthwaite

    As far as I can ascertain there were no Barkers in Hampsthwaite prior to the 18th century. The earliest reference I could find was to the marriage of John Barker, a tailor, to Ann Messenger (daughter of William Messenger) in the parish church sometime near the beginning of the 1700s. I don’t know from whence he originated.They had several children, as did all the Barkers, but I have only recorded my own direct ancestors. They were his son James Barker (1744) & Hannah Dousland; William Barker (1781) & Catherine Swale; John Barker (1810) & Mary Nutter; George Barker (1845) & Sarah ???  who themselves produced Rowland Barker and siblings. He married Eliza Jackson (from an even older family in Birstwith) and they were my maternal Grandparents.(See also and )
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  • Parish Council Minutes Archive 2017

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  • Yoga Classes

    Jann is a Yoga & Energy Medicine Teacher and Therapist and lover of all things Holistic, Herbal, Organic and Natural and I’m a life long passionate supporter of The Healing Arts that are rooted in our Ancient Wisdoms of Massage, Dancing, Sound, Singing, Drumming, Painting, Meditating, Coming together in circle. Jann's weekly sessions are hosted at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall and listed in the hall's Contact Jann for details:Tel:  07585 807046Web: http://amazinguniverse.co.uk/ (with Events section at http://amazinguniverse.co.uk/calendar/)
  • SuperFast North Yorkshire

    Beware of Computer Scams If you receive a  phone call purporting to be from Microsoft support or similar, to say that your computer has sent them a critical error message, ignore it even if they have your phone number and name!They will get you to visit a particular web page in your web browser. Something on the web page will enable them to have control of your computer. They can then load spyware, steal passwords or just use your machine to relay other illegal content, for example.If you think it might be genuine (VERY unlikely!), thank the caller, put the phone down, then contact your computer supplier or Microsoft Support yourself - see http://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/security/online-privacy/avoid-phone-scams.aspx Whenever you receive an unexpected email just copy the subject line or part of its text and paste it into Google. You will soon discover if it is a scam. NEVER open links or accept attachments from emails you are unsure of. Remember: if it sounds too good to be true; it probably is!
  • Hampsthwaite Picture House

    Check the programme of film screenings by visiting the Hampsthwaite Picture House website. Films screened at 7.30pm unless otherwise stated. Come along and enjoy an evening with family and friends sat at our convivial, candle-lit tables with refreshments, 'nibbles', food and bar as appropriate to the film being shown. Tickets available from Hampsthwaite Post Office ( or at the door if available) - why not book a table and come as a group?
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Hampsthwaite School Photo Gallery

Hampsthwaite National School : opened 1861 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite National School : opened 1861

A collection of photos relating to Hampsthwaite CE Primary School from its establisment in 1861.

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Hampsthwaite School : early 20th century - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School : early 20th century
Hampsthwaite School : pre920 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School : pre920
Hampsthwaite School Infants : 1921 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Infants : 1921
Mr Percy Townsend Hough : Headmaster from 1925
Mr Percy Townsend Hough : Headmaster from 1925
Mr Hough and his class - click for full size image
Mr Hough and his class
Mr Hough and bee keeping - click for full size image
Mr Hough and bee keeping
Infants Class - click for full size image
Infants Class
Juniors Class - click for full size image
Juniors Class
Hampsthwaite School Infants : 1929 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Infants : 1929
Maypole Dancing : 1930s - click for full size image
Maypole Dancing : 1930s
Head teacher Mr Hough and his class of summer 1930 - click for full size image
Head teacher Mr Hough and his class of summer 1930
Head teacher Mr Hough and his class - click for full size image
Head teacher Mr Hough and his class
May Queen : Edna Simpson 1932 - click for full size image
May Queen : Edna Simpson 1932
May Queen : Edna Simpson 1932 - click for full size image
May Queen : Edna Simpson 1932
May Queen : Mary I’Anson - click for full size image
May Queen : Mary I’Anson
May Queen : Mary I’Anson - click for full size image
May Queen : Mary I’Anson
May Queen - click for full size image
May Queen
May Queen - click for full size image
May Queen
May Queen : Winifred White in 1935 - click for full size image
May Queen : Winifred White in 1935
Mrs Giles and her class of 1937 - click for full size image
Mrs Giles and her class of 1937
Hampsthwaite School : with Mrs Giles circa 1940 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School : with Mrs Giles circa 1940
Miss Arnison's class - click for full size image
Miss Arnison's class
VE Day 1945 - click for full size image
VE Day 1945
Hampsthwaite School 1945/46 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School 1945/46
Hampsthwaite School Christmas Party - December 21st 1949 with Mrs Giles and Miss Slater - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Christmas Party - December 21st 1949 with Mrs Giles and Miss Slater
Hampsthwaite School 1945-55 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School 1945-55
Hampsthwaite C.E. Primary School : April 1952 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite C.E. Primary School : April 1952
Miss Allen and the top class : circa 1953 - click for full size image
Miss Allen and the top class : circa 1953
Hampsthwaite School 1949-55 : with Mrs Harrison and Miss Allen - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School 1949-55 : with Mrs Harrison and Miss Allen
Hampsthwaite School circa 1955 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School circa 1955
Hampsthwaite School 1950's : with Miss Allen (Headteacher) and Miss Slater (Juniors Teacher) - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School 1950's : with Miss Allen (Headteacher) and Miss Slater (Juniors Teacher)
Hampsthwaite School with Miss Allen (Headteacher) and Miss McGrail (Middle Class) - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School with Miss Allen (Headteacher) and Miss McGrail (Middle Class)
Hampsthwaite School 1950's : with Miss Allen and Miss Grail - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School 1950's : with Miss Allen and Miss Grail
Miss Allen and her juniors class in 1973 - click for full size image
Miss Allen and her juniors class in 1973
Hampsthwaite School : Top Juniors 1980 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School : Top Juniors 1980
Hampsthwaite School Leavers 1979 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Leavers 1979
Hampsthwaite C.E. Primary School School Leavers 1981 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite C.E. Primary School School Leavers 1981
Hampsthwaite School Year 6 Leavers 1988 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Year 6 Leavers 1988
Hampsthwaite School Infants1988 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Infants1988
Hampsthwaite School Leavers : July 1990 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Leavers : July 1990
Hampsthwaite C.E. Primary School 1993 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite C.E. Primary School 1993
Hampsthwaite School Leavers 1994 with Headteacher Mr Peter Morris - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Leavers 1994 with Headteacher Mr Peter Morris
Hampsthwaite School 1996 with Cath Callis, Peter Morris and Lynne Tee - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School 1996 with Cath Callis, Peter Morris and Lynne Tee
Headteacher Peter Morris with his class of 1996 - click for full size image
Headteacher Peter Morris with his class of 1996
Hampsthwaite School Leavers 1998 with Headteacher Cheryl Smith - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Leavers 1998 with Headteacher Cheryl Smith
Hampsthwaite School Infants 1998 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite School Infants 1998
Grand Opening of the new school hall and classroom extension November 19th - 20th 2010 - click for full size image
Grand Opening of the new school hall and classroom extension November 19th - 20th 2010
Hampsthwaite School Photo Gallery

A collection of photos relating to Hampsthwaite CE Primary School from its establisment in 1861.

Click on photos to enlarge

Hampsthwaite National School : opened 1861 - click for full size image
Hampsthwaite National School : opened 1861