Nostalgic memories of Appleton-le-Street's local history

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I often stayed in Appleton at my grandparents, Cissie and Bill Hollingsworth. Cissie was the cook at the Hall and Bill was the gardener. I used to get the bus from Norton where we lived. I went to whist drives with my grandma in neighbouring villages. I often wonder where the Ledgard sons are now. I think there were two sons. Grandma died in 1957 and granddad emigrated to New Zealand soon after.

My great great grandfather Francis Robson was born here about 1847 to James Robson and Mary, who was a Hodgeson before marriage. I think he had a sister called Patience and brother called Johnathan. Francis walked all the way to Bridlington to find work,where he married and had a large family. I (...Read full memory)