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    Details of the work of the Community Payback Team in Hampsthwaite Hampsthwaite Parish Council was approached in December 2016 to seek our support for the Community Payback scheme. The Unpaid Work Requirement (commonly known as Community Payback) is one of the requirements that can be included in a community order. It involves service users doing compulsory work for the benefit of the community. Types of Work Undertaken Work in Hampsthwaite Volunteers Current Year Reports Contact: Unpaid Work Placement Coordinator, Interserve (Justice) The Humberside, Lincolnshire & North Yorkshire Community Rehabilitation Company Ltd Harrogate Probation Office Harrogate Redefining the future for people and placesWebsite: www.interserve.comPhone: 07720  213674Email: JoeMurphy@interservefls.gse.gov.uk
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    The Village Room began its life as a purpose-built reading room constructed in stone with a boarded roof covered in slate and with its interior beams exposed in a vaulted roof. It opened to the public in August 1890. Now the Room is a regular venue for meetings including the Parish Council, the Village Society Committee and the Wednesday Group.Hampsthwaite Village Room High Street,HG3 2ET For bookings, contact: T:  01423 770332 E: villageroombookings@hampsthwaite.org.uk See also the History section for a brief history of
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    Details of events and meetings at Hampsthwaite Village Room.PLEASE NOTE: whilst every effort is made to ensure this calendar is kept up to date and can be used for guidance, potential Village Room users are strongly advised to confirm vacancies with the Booking Secretary before committing to a date for any new events. For bookings, contact:Booking SecretaryT:  01423 770332E: villageroombookings@hampsthwaite.org.ukIf you need to visit the Village Room prior to an event, please make an appointment with the Booking Secretary to help us avoid any inconvenience to other hirers.
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    Affordable Homes to Rent and Buy for local people at Grange Park Hampsthwaite We are a small, but expanding, housing association who only operate in the Harrogate District. We offer homes for rent and on a shared ownership basis and have 1, 2 and 3 bedroomed homes on Grange Park. With a personal, local service we want to help our customers create homes near family and work.
  • Christmas Tree Festival

    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
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Hampsthwaite Residents

A photo gallery of Hampsthwaite residents to add life to our history of the village buildings. Photos are contextualised with the information available to us. See also the article on our War Memorial for information on the sons of Hampsthwaite lost during two world wars and the Gallery section for other photo collections.

We would greatly appreciate comments, corrections or additional contributions - email: Hampsthwaite web site group.

Walter and Ethel Appleby in 1916-17 - click for full size image
Walter and Ethel Appleby in 1916-17
Walter and Ethel Appleby in 1916-17

Walter and Ethel Appleby, the two youngest of the family of John and Sarah Ann (nee Brotherton) Appleby, who lived at Park View in The Hollins. It was taken when Walter was on leave from France about 1916-17 when Ethel was 18 years old.

Ethel Appleby married John Horace Appleby, a well known joiner, on the 26th December 1924. In spring 1931 they went to live at the shop, which is now the Post Office, when the old Post Office was demolished for road widening. They became Postmaster and Postmistress.


The photograph was sent in by Beatrice Rush (nee Appleby), who was the last Appleby to be born at Glen Allen on the 14th October 1926. She traces her family back to William Appleby, born 1790 at Brampton Green, near York, who came to The Hollins when he married Ann Leatham, born at Hampsthwaite in 1797. They had a large family, most born and living in The Hollins and marrying into local families. Beatrice's sister and brother were also born in the village


Barton House
Barton House
Postcard with left to right: Harold, Ernest and Tom Barker - click for full size image
Postcard with left to right: Harold, Ernest and Tom Barker
Barker Family History circa 1914-18

In 1887 in the registration district of Pateley Bridge, Frederick William Barker (1862 - 1930) born in Hampsthwaite, married Margaret Benson (1865 - 1899) born in Darley. Frederick’s  occupation was a stone mason as was his father before him.

They lived at Barton House on Hollins Lane in Hampsthwaite (now known as Throstles' Nest) and had 8 children;
  • Alice Barker (1887 - 1973)
  • Benson Barker (1889 - 1943)
  • Peter Barker (1891 - 1893)
  • Frederick William (Willie) Barker (1892 - 1917)
  • Tom Barker (1895 - 1966)
  • Harold Barker (1896 - 1917)
  • Jane E Barker (1897 - 1918)
  • Ernest Barker (1898 - ?)
Neighbours enjoying a New Year Party - click for full size image
From left to right: Olive Haxby and husband Charles Askwith Haxby seated next to Mr and Mrs Fred Trembath.

Information provided by Mr David Haxby (son and resident in Hampsthwaite from 1936-1968 with a short break when doing National Service).






Tom and Ruth Baren - click for full size image
Tom and Ruth Baren
Tom and Ruth Baren

The 1901 census for Hampsthwaite shows Tom Baren living with his parents and five siblings at Saltergate Hill. Tom’s father, Edward, was a farmer there and he and his wife with their children seem to have arrived in the Hampsthwaite area after several years of living in Harrogate where Tom was born in 1876.

By 1911 Tom had been married for nine years to Ruth Pumphrey (born 1869 at Ampney Crucis in Gloucestershire) and they lived in Hollins Lane in Hampsthwaite with their children Flora, Thomas, Wilfred and George (another child, Alice, was to be born in1913).

Tom was employed as a general labourer. This photograph was obviously taken after 1914 for we see Tom in his Army uniform. He had enlisted in 1915. Sadly, Tom was killed in action in France in 1917 and his name is one of the twenty two names recorded on the village war memorial (click here to read about his war service)


Ladies outside Finden Bungalows - click for full size image
Ladies outside Finden Bungalows

Ladies outside Finden Bungalows

Left to right:

Mrs Bussey,  Miss Lane, Mrs Baren, Mrs Pawson, Mrs Emmett,  Mrs Barker,  Mrs Appleby (Nellie)


The Village Assembled - click for full size image
The Village Assembled
Photo of Hampsthwaite residents - believed to have been taken early 20th century (circa 1930)


Ernest Atkinson's trip to the Wedgwood factory - click for full size image
Ernest Atkinson's trip to the Wedgwood factory
Ernest Atkinson's trip to the Wedgwood factory


Members of the Hobkinson family - click for full size image
Members of the Hobkinson family

The Hobkinson Family

In this photograph we see members of the Hobkinson family which was part of village life for almost a century up to the 1960s. On the right is Frederick Hobkinson who was born in Starbeck, Harrogate in 1874 but by 1881 had moved with his parents to live in Hampsthwaite where his father worked as a platelayer. Frederick took up work as a shoemaker and in 1897 married Mary Jane Heward the Housekeeper & Cook to Doctor Ashby (see the article on Thimbleby House).

The couple had removed to West Hartlepool by the time of the 1901 census and Frederick was manager of a shoe repair shop there for a short time before moving to Huddersfield. They returned to Hampsthwaite around 1920 and Frederick had a workshop here at the rear of “Marie Claire”. Later he seems to have worked from a cobbler’s shop near the Old Post Office (see the separate article) for it is said to have been later demolished for road widening. The family lived for a time in Finden Gardens until after the death of Mary Jane in 1947 when Frederick returned to Huddersfield.

Mary Jane appears in the photograph above as does her and Frederick’s son also called Frederick.

Frederick junior was, like his father, a cobbler by trade but also a postman and had married in 1935 Annie Jones who was employed as a housemaid at Hollins Hall and whom he met when delivering post there. They lived after marriage at Nutshell Cottages (next to the church – see the article) and Frederick junior had a cobbler’s shop in the terrace next to the Joiners Arms and facing the present-day village store. He later moved into what is now the hairdressers shop opposite. In about 1950 the family moved into nearby Brook Cottage which Frederick had earlier purchased and renovated for occupation (the finding of an old wooden water wheel in the adjacent beck suggested that the old building had been a mill).
    
Frederick and Annie sold up and moved to Summerbridge in about 1967 and it was there that Fred died in 1969.


Percy Townsend Hough
Percy Townsend Hough
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 children got lessons in Bee-keeping. 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:



Maurice Wray aged 78 (2012) at the Boar Statue in Ripley, North Yorkshire.
Maurice Wray aged 78 (2012) at the Boar Statue in Ripley, North Yorkshire.
Recollections of Hampsthwaite by Maurice Wray who was born in Chapel Allerton, Leeds in 1934 but whose mother, Dorothy Vivien Wray (nee 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.


Family of Frank Stephen Brown - click for full size image
Family of Frank Stephen Brown

Frank Stephen Brown with his parents Frank and Rebecca, his three sisters Alice Agnes, Annie, Elsie and younger brother Robert Edwin Brown.

Frank was employed as a farm labourer. This photograph must have been taken before 1918 because Rebecca died before her son was killed in action in France on 12th September 1918 at the age of 21. His name is one of the twenty two names recorded on the village war memorial (click here to read about his war service)



Hampsthwaite Residents

A photo gallery of Hampsthwaite residents to add life to our history of the village buildings. Photos are contextualised with the information available to us. See also the article on our War Memorial for information on the sons of Hampsthwaite lost during two world wars and the Gallery section for other photo collections.

We would greatly appreciate comments, corrections or additional contributions - email: Hampsthwaite web site group.