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  • 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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  • Northern Powergrid and Gas Networks

    The Northern Power Grid and the Northern Gas Networks are the organisations responsible for the delivery of  electricity and gas within our region
  • Parish Council Minutes Archive 2017

    Minutes from Parish Council meetings in 2017
  • 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: (with Events section at
  • 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 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?
  • Barton House

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Feast Programme

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Feast Brochure : 2016

Hampsthwaite Feast and Show 2016 will be held on 23rd and 24th July 2016

Theme : 'Books"

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Elmer the Elephant Colouring Page : 2016

Right Click and print to enter Indoor Competitions Pre-School and Reception CLASS A

Feast Programme - general structure

Indoor competition detailsDistributed via school, Corner Shop and Post Office early-June
Feast Grand RaffleTickets available via school, Corner Shop and Post Office early June.
All proceeds to the Yorkshire Air Ambulance
Feast QuizAvailable from school, Corner Shop and Post Office from early June
Scarecrow Competition and TrailDetails available via school, Corner Shop and Post Office mid-June, Scarecrows to be displayed from early-July
Brochures delivered and start of Treasure HuntDelivered free to all Hampsthwaite residents and pupils of Hampsthwaite School - voluntary donations and sponsorship welcome
Saturday morning
Judging of Show and Indoor CompetitionsAll entries to be on display in the Memorial Hall by 10.30am
Judging of Pet Show11.00am in front of Memorial Hall
Saturday afternoon
Feast ParadeAccompanied by marching band, entertainers and classic cars
Assemble on Brookfield Green from 12.30pm
Opening of Feast and Fancy Dress judging1.30pm at front of Memorial Hall
Viewing of Show and Indoor Competition entriesFrom 2.00pm in Memorial Hall
Entertainment in Memorial Hall car parkIncluding for example: Fairground organ, Brass band, Clown, Miniature steam engine rides, Teas, Traditional roundabout and swings
Cross-country run3.00pm start from outside the Memorial Hall
Hampsthwaite Show prize givingShow Cups and prizes presented from outside the Memorial Hall from 3.15pm
Saturday evening
Family Picnic4.00pm to 7.30pm on Feast Field
Free entry - Games and Sports
Licensed Bar available
Family EveningFrom 7.00pm in Joiners Arms garden
Free entry - Hot food served until 9.00pm
Live music until Midnight
Sunday morning
Feast ServiceEcumenical service alternating annually between St Thomas a'Becket church and the Methodist Chapel
Sunday afternoon
Feast Sports and Games1.00pm on Feast Field
EntertainersIncluding for example: Fairground organ, Miniature steam engine rides, Brass Band, Traditional roundabout and swings
Air ShowSubject to availability and weather permitting!
Hog Roast and Cream teasFrom 3.00pm on Feast Field
Feast prizes and trophiesIncluding the Sir Fredrick Aykroyd Cup, Bob McLean Trophy, Forrest Silver Cup, Sid Steele Plate and Wainwright Cup, awarded at 4.30pm on Feast Field
Exhibition of Feast and Show photosOn this web site
Feast Programme

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