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Raughton maps

Historic maps of Raughton and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey and Samuel Lewis.   View all Raughton maps

Raughton photos

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Dalston| Cummersdale| Carlisle| Scotby| Wetheral| Caldbeck| Warwick Bridge

Raughton area books

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Memories of Raughton

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Cumbria memories


Bridge End Inn And Old Smithy c1955, Dalston
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In the UK Census of 1881 it shows the publican of the Bridge End Inn to be a Jane Rayson aged 68 years old. She lived with her sister Margaret aged 52 and her nieces Emma aged 15 and Fanny aged 32. Fanny's occupation is shown as "invalid".
Also shown as residing in the property was Jane Ashburner whose occupation is noted as a "servant".

Life in The Vicarage at Raughton Head - Early 1900s

Ernest Dueck was the Vicar at Raughton Church in the early 1900s. My mother went to live with there with him and his wife (who was her Aunt Sophie). They lived in a beautiful Vicarage which I saw some years ago. My mother also went to school there and I have a photo of her as a young girl with the Minister, Ernest Dueck. with a group of school children in front of the local school.
I would like to get the name and address of the current residents of the Vicarage, as my niece and I are planning a visit to Raughton Head in 2011. My mother had wonderful memories of Raughton Head. She died here on the west coast of Canada at the age of 99. What a wonderful old historic church - I can't wait to visit there again.

Sentimental Journey April 2011

I finally fullfilled a lifetime dream to visit Raughton Head, in particular the church where I was baptised in in September 1944 ie All Saints' Church. During the blitz of the Second World War my father decided things were getting a bit dangerous and decided that my mother and her sister should evacuate to Carlisle. We stayed for about 6 weeks in a place simply called 'the cottages' according to a postcard sent to my aunt from my uncle. I believe that this place is now called Farm Cottage having now been converted to one large cottage. Having never been further north than Liverpool in 1966 it was a most enlightening experience to see the beautifull countryside. I also visited Gretna Green and of course paid my respects at Lockerbie. My thanks to Steve Carter, the current Vicar of All Saints, who very kindly helped me to comfirm my baptism and his hospitality at our meeting.

Garden Terrace

My grandmother, Nora Green, lived in Garden Terrace, Lower Cumbersdale and raised 9 children there. I remember visiting often, walking over from Denton Holme by the river. Lots of happy times. If anyone has any memories of the Green family I would love to hear to hear from them. I know my grandfather, Robert, worked as a screen printer and died in his 30s.

Grandmother's Stories

My grandmother used to tell me that I had the title of "Clarke of Sebergham" but couldn't tell me what it meant. She said I was decended from a Robert Clarke of Sebergham born in 1797 and his son James Clarke who married Annie Farrar. Their son James married my grandmother Emma Frances Godding. Very grateful if anyone can help in my research. Ian Clarke

Family History

My name is John Coulthard. I live in Scottsdale, Arizona U.S.A. My father Alfred John Coulthard spent his whole life researching the family's history back to the mid-1100s, He left me all his research including a book "A COULTHARD" which includes about 150 family genealogy charts and includes original material related to Cumwhinton. This starts with some background on a Richard Coulthard who apparently moved from Hallburn to Cumwhinton in 1750. It provides significant detail about his son Robert Coulthard and his sons, one of whom ran away to Gretna Green to marry an Elizabth Milburn. Robert at one time had the title of Yeoman of Cumwhinton. The documents include hand drawn maps, wills and genealogy charts of descendants who lived in Cumwhinton or left for other parts of the U.K. I wonder if there is anyone still living in Cumwhinton who is either a Coulthard or a descendant of Richard Coulthard who would be interested in these documents?

My Brother

Coat of Arms, Tullie House Entrance 2005, Carlisle
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My brother, Brian Ridding (Hoss), laid this mosaic. Sadly he died on 2nd June 2010, age 52. Everywhere I walk in this city, there is a reminder of him, whether it be above or below ground.

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