Wetheral Memories

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My grandfather was the village blacksmith in Wetheral who had his forge behind the District Nurse's House opposite the Wheatsheaf pub. His name was Tommy Marshall. By the time I knew him in the 1950s he was more of an agricultural engineer than shoeing horses but his great forte was ornamental wrought iron for (...Read full memory)

My family go back many generations as farmers in Wetheral up until the 1930s. My Great Grandfather Richard Irving was at The Croft Farm and The Green Farm. My Grandfather Thomas Watson Irving first lived at Pleasant View where his first child was born. Before that My Great Great Grandfather Thomas Irving was at The (...Read full memory)

I still have memories of living in Wetheral Folly, I was only very young, 3/4yrs old. I remember opening the large gate and the drive through a field full of cows to get to the front door. The toilet was actually in the woods...a very long walk it was too. I would love to see some pictures or history on the Folly, I wish it hadn't been demolished as from what I can remember it was 'unique'.