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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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SuperFast North Yorkshire

Link to http://www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com/
Beware of Computer Scams
  1. 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
  1. 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!

  • Check your speed and compare providers here

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  • SuperFast Broadband for Hampsthwaite?

At the The Broadband North Yorkshire Conference 2012 it was announced that North Yorkshire has won the race to deploy fibre broadband using Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) funds and has agreed a contract with BT to deliver this.

The contract states that 90 per cent of county premises will access to fibre broadband by the end of 2014 - so it WILL happen. The remaining 10% will get at least 2Mb by a variety of means - these are likely to be farms and isolated areas.

Although it is too early to be specific, Hampsthwaite, being so close to Harrogate, is unlikely to be in the 10% and it is probable that BT will be putting fibre into the village. It emerged during the Conference that it is the nature of these projects that progress is not linear - i.e. the bulk of work is done early, leaving the awkward bits until last. This gives some cause to be optimistic about when we might benefit.

You will know things are happening when you start to see BT vans with the NY SuperFast logo in the area.

Full details of the project and a the single channel of communication/information is on the web at www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com

Residents are  strongly advised to register on the site to maintain our momentum of interest but this is not yet another 'market research' exercise. Indeed, the BT contract calls for an 'open network' which means that your existing ISP will be able to bring you super-fast broadband services over it if you choose not to go BT (Plusnet for example could do so at £16.49 per month).

Existing local community schemes (eg such as Darley) and any new such schemes will have to be integrated into the BT network and Super Fast North Yorkshire (SFNY) will decide on the best solution.

Conference follow-up email from Julian Smith MP

From the point of view of the Members of Parliament, it is the end of the first chapter where we have taken the lead in securing money from Government and ensuring a rigorous procurement process took place.

BT and North Yorkshire County Council launched the ‘Superfast North Yorkshire’ project which will deliver at least 2Mbps to every property in North Yorkshire and at least 25Mbps to nine in ten properties. It is now over to BT and North Yorkshire County Council to deliver on the promises which have been made and outline, in more detail, what you can expect and when.

They launched their website – www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com – which they promise will be the portal for information for homes and businesses.

Please find below links from the Conference which I hope are useful:

-          Read the BT & North Yorkshire County Council press release >>

-          See videos from the event >>

-          North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership website >>

-          E-mail Google’s Product Marketing Managing Kristen Marshall

-          UKTI website >>


SuperFast North Yorkshire
Beware of Computer Scams
  1. 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
  1. 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!
Link to http://www.superfastnorthyorkshire.com/