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Memories of Akebar

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North Yorkshire memories


My grandfather, Frederick William Crossland, lived in Newton le Willows for many years running the village shop. In circa 1962 we attended his 80th birthday, possibly the only time all the family came together as my cousin and his young family moved to New Zealand.

The 1940s During The War

My mother, brother and I spent several months at Rosé Cottage in the early 1940s while my father was in hospital at Haukswell Hall. I was only 4 at the time.

My Childhood

The Castle 1896, Hornby
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As a child I spent many a happy summer holiday in the castle grounds. My  aunt was cook at the castle and my uncle worked the land. From what I remember I think it was then owned by the Clutterbuck family. My aunt and uncle lived in the lodge just down the hill from the castle near the church. Somewear in the lake is a necklace belonging to my mum as my aunty and her used to go in the old rowing boat they had. She lost it while they were messing about. I hope to try to revisit the castle one day and take my children to see it, the lake and the old ice house if it is still there.

Wedding Day

St Gregory's Church 1900, Crakehall
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I was married in this church on 23rd December 1950 to Eunice Ethel Smith who lived at High Mill Cottage.

Family Memories

St Gregory's Church 1900, Crakehall
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Relatives of my mum, she is 85 years young, originally ran the Malt Shovel Inn in Crakehall. My mum was born in 1925 so this must have been the 1920s to 1930s. I have old photos of the Malt Shovel then but can find no records of them.

Mallaby Family

My grandfather Thomas Roland Mallaby was born in Rose Cottage, Spennithorne on the 15th January 1883. I have found a grave in the church for Thomas Berry, his wife Rachael and Thomas's daughter Hannah. My great-grandfather John Berry Mallaby is grandfather Roland's father, John had a sister Rachael Mallaby but I cannot find out who Thomas Berry Mallaby is, nor can I find anything for Rachael his wife or Hannah his sister. I live in Harrogate and all my mother's family, Bertha Mallaby, seems to come from Spennithorne and worked in Spennythorne Hall, can anyone help me? I find this fascinating but cannot go any further.

Family History

I am researching my family history and HANNAH WILKINSON was born at TUNSTALL in the early 1800s. Does anyone know of any information regarding the family and where in the village they lived.

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