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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

    Minutes from Parish Council meetings in 2017
  • 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
  • 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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Irish and Country Music Concerts

2016 of Irish and Country Music Concerts held at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall, nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

For more information contact:
Reg : 01423 770609
Margaret : 07947 591227
Gwen : 01943 880305

Please book early
Check for updates and any late changes at Short Notice


All profits to Charity

2016 Progamme of Irish and Country Music
at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall (HG3 2EH)

All concerts start at 7.30pm

  • Sunday 13 March - Frank McCaffrey


    Frank McCaffrey ( http://www.frankmccaffrey.net/ ) is from Westport in Co Mayo. He started his musical career at an early age and formed his first band with some friends while still at school. When he left school he joined a local band‚ ‘The Beatminstrels‚’ and then later joined ‘The Frielmen’.
    In 1970 he turned professional and began playing bass guitar in ‘Margo and the Country Folk‚’ (Daniel O’Donnell's sister). Five years later he left to form his own band‚ ‘Band of Gold.’ In 1983 Frank made the decision to become a solo artist and was signed to Ritz records.
  • Sunday 10 April - Shawn Cuddy


    Sean Cuddy ( http://www.shawncuddy.co.uk/ ) served his time and learned his craft having done support to JOHNNY CASH and touring the UK with FOSTER and ALLEN, with this experience behind him SHAWN has become a very polished entertainer and singer.Shawn has Ten CD Albums and Five DVD’S recorded and has achieved Best Entertainer, Best Country Singer and had Hit Singles in the charts many times over the years. Shawn’s latest album, titled “Silver Gems”, is proving to be a winner with his fans with four originals on it and some standards. His latest single “If I had a Hammer” is taken from this new album which is on the Arran label.
  • May - To be arranged and subject to support

  • Sunday 5 June - Pat Jordan


    Pat Jordan and Finian's Rainbow ( http://www.patjordan.co.uk ) are one of the world's best Irish/Country bands.In huge demand - be sure to attend one of our live shows
  • Sunday 10 July - Sean Wilson


    Sean Wilson ( http://www.seanwilson.info/ ) is an Irish singer and accordionist who has recorded 26 albums since his debut in 1988. His vast catalogue of hits includes Working Man, Forty Shades Of Green, Through The Eyes Of A Child and The Fields of Athenry.
  • Sunday 7 August - Nicky James


    Nicky James ( http://www.nickyjamesmusic.co.uk/ )
  • Thursday 8 September - Millstones Special


    Pat Jordan & Finian's Rainbow plus Kenny Paul
    To include a 2 course meal
  • Sunday 2 October - Curtis Magee


    Curtis Magee ( http://www.curtismagee.com ) originates from Strabane, County Tyrone but now resides in Coleraine on the beautiful North Antrim Coast.
    Recognised as Ireland’s No1 solo entertainer, Curtis is able to take you through the musical generations and his repertoire ensures something for everyone in his audience. From Irish ballads, country, gospel songs to sing-a longs and from music of the 50’s and 60’s they are all produced in his own unique and engaging style.
  • November - To be arranged and subject to support

  • Sunday 4 December - John McNicholl


    In 2001 John McNicholl ( http://www.johnmcnicholl.com ) was the proud recipient of the Best Newcomer Award from Country Music UK. Among other great highlights of John’s singing career to date include sharing a stage with Daniel O’ Donnell and Sir Cliff Richard at the Kincasslagh Festival, County Donegal. John also played support to the legendary Sir. Elton John.
  • Thursday 15 December - Shawn Cuddy


    Sean Cuddy ( http://www.shawncuddy.co.uk/ ) served his time and learned his craft having done support to JOHNNY CASH and touring the UK with FOSTER and ALLEN, with this experience behind him SHAWN has become a very polished entertainer and singer.Shawn has Ten CD Albums and Five DVD’S recorded and has achieved Best Entertainer, Best Country Singer and had Hit Singles in the charts many times over the years. Shawn’s latest album, titled “Silver Gems”, is proving to be a winner with his fans with four originals on it and some standards. His latest single “If I had a Hammer” is taken from this new album which is on the Arran label.
Irish and Country Music Concerts
2016 of Irish and Country Music Concerts held at Hampsthwaite Memorial Hall, nr Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

For more information contact:
Reg : 01423 770609
Margaret : 07947 591227
Gwen : 01943 880305

Please book early
Check for updates and any late changes at Short Notice


All profits to Charity