Upleatham, Upleatham Hall c.1885

Photo ref: 18141

Memories of Upleatham


I have happy childhood memories of walks to Upleatham's tiny church with my dad when I spent 15 years of my childhood living at Skelton. We would walk to the church through the fields from Barns Farm. Even though I was so young I rember my mum saying that the little church had work done on it and so Dad took me along to (...Read full memory)

I have a photograph taken from the same angle on a day I will always remember. It was Easter Sunday 21st April 1957. So many things have happened since those days, but I remember that event very well.

I have a connection to this church, my Great Great Great Grandfather Richard Stephenson and his wife are buried there, on the grave stone is mention of my Great Great Grandfather who died in Australia and his son who died seven days after being born. I would love to visit sometime but I don't think it will happen in this lifetime.

We lived in Upleatham, my gran, grandad and my mum and dad. I was really young and my grandparents had lived there for a long time. We lived in a row of houses as the centre of the village and my grandad worked in the local saw mill and had other jobs. We had no electricity and no running hot or cold water. We had an outhouse at (...Read full memory)

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