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    St. Thomas a Becket Church, Hampsthwaite are holding a Christmas Tree Festival over the weekend of 15th – 17th December.There will be a ‘Preview Evening & Concert ’ on Friday 15th with wine and canapes being served from 6.30 p.m and with a choral performance from Voces Seraphorum from 7.00 – 7.45 p.m. – tickets can be purchased from Hampsthwaite Post Office or you can buy them on the door (£7.00).The church will be open from 10.00 – 16.00 on Saturday 16th December for you to come along and enjoy the Christmas Trees and there will be refreshments served throughout the day.
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    Newsletters and Updates resulting from Action Group meetings An Action Group to oppose excessive development in Hampsthwaite was formed following the public meting at the Memorial Hall on Thursday 19th July 2017.Meetings are held on Monday evenings, 6.00pm  at Sophie's Coffee Shop unless advised otherwise. Email: info@hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com URL: www.hampsthwaiteactiongroup.com FaceBook:@handsoffhampsthwaitevillage Twitter: https://twitter.com/HampsthwaiteAG
  • Management Committee Meetings

    "The general management and control of the Trust Premises and the Arrangements for their use shall be vested in a Committee of Management (hereinafter called “the Committee”) consisting of not more than Twenty-five members (exclusive of members co-opted . . . )" and "All members of the Committee shall retire annually at the Annual General Meeting". Extracts from Conveyance No.8791 dated 24th April 1953
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    Harrogate Borough Council is currently preparing a new Local Plan which will set out how the district should grow and develop to 2035. Link to HBC's Online Planning Application Information (opens in a new window) Link to Harrogate District Draft Local Plan Additional Sites consultation 14 July - 25 August 2017 (opens in a new window)
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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.
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In Memoriam - H Parker



William Henry ('Harry') Parker



Harry Parker


William Henry (known as 'Harry') was born at Clint on the 17th December 1887, the son of William Parker (a farmer and postman) and Ann Parker.

At the age of 16 Henry emigrated to Canada to work as a farm labourer. On the 7th September 1916 he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and, after initial training, was sent in about March 1917 to join 75th Battalion 11th Brigade of the 4th Canadian Division at Vimy Ridge in France. It was in the final battle for the Ridge that he was wounded on Easter Monday 9th April 1917.

He died from his wounds on the 20th April and is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery (Plot4, Row C, Grave 13).

Click here to read a fuller account of his life and service

 No medal record has yet been seen but he would have qualified for the British War and Victory medals. His next of kin would have qualified for the Canadian Memorial Cross.



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In Memoriam - H Parker


William Henry ('Harry') Parker



Harry Parker


William Henry (known as 'Harry') was born at Clint on the 17th December 1887, the son of William Parker (a farmer and postman) and Ann Parker.

At the age of 16 Henry emigrated to Canada to work as a farm labourer. On the 7th September 1916 he enlisted with the Canadian Expeditionary Force and, after initial training, was sent in about March 1917 to join 75th Battalion 11th Brigade of the 4th Canadian Division at Vimy Ridge in France. It was in the final battle for the Ridge that he was wounded on Easter Monday 9th April 1917.

He died from his wounds on the 20th April and is buried at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery (Plot4, Row C, Grave 13).

Click here to read a fuller account of his life and service

 No medal record has yet been seen but he would have qualified for the British War and Victory medals. His next of kin would have qualified for the Canadian Memorial Cross.



British War MedalVictory MedalCanadian Memorial Cross
British War
Medal
Victory
Medal
Memorial
Cross

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