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Historic maps of Hudswell and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis. View all Hudswell maps
Hudswell area books
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Memories of Hudswell
North Yorkshire memories
Up From Brum
The picture reminds of the year that my wife and I moved from Birmingham to Richmond and bought a house on what was then the new Shepherds Estate on the Darlington Road. We soon came to love Richmond, N Yorkshire and that area for the people and countryside, that to a townie was an enlightening experience. We lived in Richmond for five years and our two sons were born and safely delivered, one in Darlington and the second in Catterick Garrison Hospital. Catterck Garrison Golf Club introduced me to the sport that I still play to an acceptable standard from time to time.
Amongst many happy memories are walking round the Market Square on a Saturday and talking with the many friends (flat caps) who leaned themselves against the Midland Bank, Burtons, Woolworths etc chatting the morning away.
I was also known to visit the Turf Hotel early week day evenings and Sunday lunchtimes if not on the golf course.
After five years, due to... Read more
Richmond Grammar School
I went to Richmond Grammar from 1963 to 1969. I left the area shortly after that and have only recently returned to North Yorkshire. I'm currently trying to get in touch with many of my old school friends. It's great to see this picture!
Grey Friars Cafe
I lived in Richmond from the age of 6 weeks in 1936 to the age of 17 years in 1953.I loved Richmond, and still do. My father was a racehorse trainer, his stable was on Cravengate, just off Newbiggin. My family were good friends of Alice Fawcett who owned Grey Friars. When I visit on holiday I am always pleased to see that unlike other towns it has not changed that much.