The world's greatest cycle race - the Tour de France - will start in the world's greatest county on 5th & 6th July 2014 bringing millions of fans to the Yorkshire roadside to cheer on the champions of the sport.
The Tour de France is the world's biggest single sporting event and 3rd biggest sporting event overall (behind The Olympics and the World Cup). It will affect the lives of everyone living in and around Harrogate. We are privileged to live where this immense free sporting event passes close by us on two occasions over a summer weekend and near where we can see the first day start and finish and the awarding of the coveted 'Yellow Jersey'.
Against this, there will be disruption: roads will be closed each day for about 4 or 5 hours (or more in some cases), crowds of spectators will be huge and it will be difficult to get to some places . . . so . . . best to do your shopping well before the 5th July!
Visit http://letour.yorkshire.com/ for more information
Click HERE for Allez Yorkshire - Official Newsletter of the Grand Départ 2014
My name is Maurice Wray and I was born in Chapel Allerton, Leeds in 1934.My mother however, Dorothy Vivien Wray (Ne Breaks) was born in Hampsthwaite in 1908 and was largely brought up there by her grandparents, William and Sarah Anne Busfield, who lived on Church Lane where Lamb Cottage is now.
The photo is taken around 1939 and they are sitting on the 'Bink' or stone seat which was then outside the front of his house (now Lamb Cottage, on Church Street, Hampsthwaite).
All materials provided by Ian Wray - October 2013 (Click on photos to enlarge)
Notes for lecture given circa 1929by: Ex.Captain P.T.Hough MC ex-176 Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers.
An account of the 5th Yorks. (1st line) visit to the Continent. April 17th.1915
This diary was originally written in a pocket note-book which also contained notes from military lectures and sundry jottings of the sort that any infantry corporal might be expected to make. On the first page are the following details:
Northumbrian Division T. F. Cpl 2049 Percy T Hough 1/5 Yorkshire Regiment No 16 Platoon, D Coy In the event of this book being foundplease return to the above or to thefollowing address:Mr Charles Hough9 Lockwood Road Goldthorpe Nr Rotherham Yorkshire
Percy Townsend Hough arrived as Headmaster of Hampsthwaite C.E. Primary School in 1925. He was highly regarded by villagers as a humane and excellent teacher who commanded great respect from the pupils. He had fought in the Great War as a Captain in the Royal Engineers and received the MC for gallantry. He was a tunneller, laying explosives under Vimy Ridge (described evocatively by Faulks in Birdsong). He lived in the school house with his wife and son, Richard. He had a lovely garden with lots of roses and he had beehives, so the childen got lessons in Beekeeping. He died very young at the age of 44 in 1937. His widow continued to live on in the village for many years after his death and was an active Church member.
View the articles below for accounts of his experiences in WW1:
A collection of photos relating to Hampsthwaite CE Primary School from its establisment in 1861.
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Article by Shaun L Wilson – July 2013
From the Shaun Wilson Hampsthwaite collection)
Hampsthwaite Show Photo Archive
See also the Feast and Show archive on the original Hampsthwaite Village web site for years prior to this.
Parish Council mailings for meeting on 9th September 2013
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