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  • Memorial Photos

    General repository for photos used in Preserving Our Past
  • Residents

    General Repository for photos and other data relatiing to Hampsthwaite Residents
  • PLOT No. ## Felliscliffe Chapel-of-Ease

    Approximate location of Plot at the Felliscliffe Chapel of Ease, Kettlesing, HG3 2LB
  • Hampsthwaite Village Room and COVID-19

    The Village Room Committee has taken steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows: We have conducted a Village Room 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 Village Room Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk
  • Hampsthwaite Community Room and COVID-19

    The Community Room Committee has taken steps to qualify the hall as being COVID-19 Secure as follows: We have conducted a Community Room 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  Community Room Where people cannot keep 2m apart we have advised Hirers on the mitigating actions they might take to manage transmission risk
  • Preserving Our Past

    The churchyard of St Thomas a'Beckett, and its Chapel-of-Ease at Felliscliffe hold within them a wealth of local heritage via their Memorial Inscriptions and Burial Records. Why so many infant deaths, what was happening in society at the time of burial, was there a war or an illness affecting the population? How many local families are represented there and are there any well known names - or not so well known but with an interesting story attached? Is the design of the Memorial interesting in terms of its art work or the language used?This section of our website aims to list photographs of all Memorials, together with their Inscriptions and Church Records so that such questions may be answered by browsing or searching both now and in the foreseeable future - even long after some inscriptions may have faded beyond readability.
  • Bell

    Plot No. 3043 John Bell 1764 -1833 Plot No. 3148 William Bell 1811-1879Elizabeth Bell 1811 - 1860 Plot No. 3148 Maria Bell 1845 -1845Hannah Bell 1846 - 1860 Click on images to enlarge  Inscription  Inscription  Inscription Herelieth the body of JohnBell of Birstwith who de-parted this life the 1st of September 1833 aged69 years INLOVING MEMORYOFWILLIAM BELLBORN 3RD JUNE 1811,DIED 4TH JULY 1879ALSOELIZABETH,WIFE OF THE ABOVE,BORN 14TH JANY 1811,DIED 10TH MARCH 1860 IN LOVING MEMORYOF MARIA BELLBORN 3RD FEBY 1845DIED 11TH FEBY 1845ALSOHANNAH BELL BORN 18TH AUG 1846DIED 16TH JANY 1860
  • Lupton

    Plot No. 109 Ann Lupton  1784 - 1858 Plot No. 110 William Lupton 1775  - 1859 Click on images to enlarge Inscription Inscription IN MEMORY OFANN LUPTONof Hampsthwaitewho Died December 3rd 1858Aged 74 Years. In Memory ofWILLIAM LUPTON OF HAMPSTHWAITEWHO DIED JULY 18TH 1859AGED 84 YEARSLo! the prisoner is releasedLightened of his fleshly loadWhere the weary are at restHe is gather’d in to God!Lo! the pain of life is past,All his warfare now is o’er.Death and hell behind are cast,Grief and suffering are no more.
  • Watson

    Plot No. 61 Mary Hannah Watson 1863 -1931George Watson 1763 - 1846Henry Watson 1892 -1963Charles Watson 1893 -1918William Watson 1890 - 1891 Plot No. 81 Thomas Watson 1825 -1909Sarah Watson 1824 - 1899 Click on images to enlarge Inscription Inscription IN LOVING MEMORY OFMARY HANNAH WATSONDIED 1931 AGE 68ALSO HER HUSBANDGEORGEDIED 1946 AGE 83AND THEIR SONSHENRYDIED 27TH JAN.1963 AGE 71CHARLESDIED 23RD OCT. 1918 AGE 25WILLIAMDIED 14TH APR. 1891 AGE 1 In Loving Memory oTHOMAS WATSONOF FELLISCLIFFEWHO DIED MARCH 10TH 1909IN HIS 78TH YEARALSO OF SARAH WIFE OFTHE ABOVE WHO DIED DECEMBER 4TH 1899IN HER 75TH YEAR"SWEET REST AT LAST"
  • Smith

    Plot No. 3001 Edward Smith 1769 -1869Sarah Smith 1782 -1868Sarah Smith 1824 -1844 Click on images to enlarge Inscription  Thy will be doneSACREDTO THE MEMORY OFEDWARD SMITH,OF FELLISCLIFFE WHO DIED NOVEMBER 29th 1869AGED 100 YEARSALSO 6 FEET TO THE WEST SIDE OF THIS STONELIETH SARAH, THE WIFEOF THE ABOVE WHO DIED DECEMBER 3rd 1868AGED 86 YEARSALSO SARAH, DAUGHTEROF THE ABOVE WHO DIED MAY 24th 1844AGED 20 YEARS
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Feast Construction projects

The Feast Group is proud of its record of self-help in the design and construction of resources, both to the benefit of the Feast and to the village community. We are grateful for the generous support of residents who give freely of their time and expertise whenever the need arises.

Feast Cabins Project


2012 will see the completion of this major project undertaken by the Hampsthwaite Feast Group and for the benefit of the whole community. The Feast Group wish to express their appreciation of the support given by Hampsthwaite Parish Council and our two junior football clubs. We also give special thanks to the following sponsors, all of whom contributed to make the project possible.

Link to http://www.wren.org.uk/
The Waste Recycling Group Ltd are the major sponsors of the whole project. The WREN Small Grants Scheme(SGS) is one of a range of funding streams operated by WREN under the Landfill Communities Fund and it is this scheme which, in November 2011, awarded the majority of the funds needed to complete all work required.

This comprised:

  • a complete reworking of what were previously the nursery toilets, to make them more suitable for general use
  • provision of a new side door to provide direct access to the toilets and reorganisation of interior doors to improve access generally
  • completion of all access routes to ensure all users, including maintenance vehilces, can visit the cabins in all weathers.
  • provision of a durable and secure exterior store in which to house equipment for the two junior football clubs and others.
Link to http://www.harrogate.gov.uk
A Community Chest grant, awarded by Harrogate Borough Council in November 2011, provided major funding to ensure the two Feast Cabins are easily accessible by wheelchair and pushchair users so that all residents can make full use of our play area and the new facilities located in the two cabins. HBC Planning Department were at all times supportive and helped to ensure the cabins were appropriately located.
Link to http://www.northyorks.gov.uk
In autumn 2010, North Yorkshire most generously gifted the two Titan Portacabins to the community once their use became superfluous to the needs of our local primary school. Also in June 2011, the NYCC County Area Committee for the Harrogate District granted funds towards the improvement of access to them in their new location.
Link to http://www.tworidingscommunityfoundation.org.uk/grants/knabs_ridge/
We wish to express our thanks to the Knabs Ridge Wind Farm Community Fund who were able to support our grant application in May 2011. This funded mains electricity and water services into Feast Field following ground works preparation by Feast volunteers on two weekends in early June 2011
Link to http://www.hacs.co.uk/
We are particularly grateful to Mark Smith and his team from HACS who managed the siting of the cabins into their final positions and provision of services to them. Their broad range of expertise and willingness to 'go the extra mile', ensured that the two cabins were securely located with proper connections to mains electricity, water and sewerage sytems - they even ensured we have a facility at the rear of the cabins for cleaning football boots!
Link to http://www.emsleycranehireuk.co.uk

Without the full support of John Emsley it is doubtful the project would even have got of the ground - literally! Emsley Cranes came to the rescue when no other way of removing the unwanted cabins from the school playground could be found, and we were in awe of the skill demonstrated by the crews, as they positioned the two cabins with millimetre precision.

Before and after : from waste soil heap to much needed new facilities for Feast Field
Before and after : from waste soil heap to much needed new facilities for Feast Field

Feast Mini-Golf - July 2011

Mini-Golf PosterMini-Golf Poster (582k bytes)
Mini-Golf Score CardsMini-Golf Score Cards (2.46M bytes)
Mini-Golf LayoutMini-Golf Layout (333k bytes)

Memorial Hall Planters - 2006/7


BBQ project - 2005


Forge project - 2006


Link to the Feast section of the original Hampsthwaite Village web site

Feast Construction projects
The Feast Group is proud of its record of self-help in the design and construction of resources, both to the benefit of the Feast and to the village community. We are grateful for the generous support of residents who give freely of their time and expertise whenever the need arises.