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HISTORY SLOT - William Edmundson of Crosby Garrett

Posted 30th November 2015 by Lesley Haughton
Newsletter Vol: 114, November 2015

The following item appears as a result of assistance given by Vivienne to the author, Lesley Haughton, who has been researching this family and it reveals details of yet another internationally important character with Westmorland roots. If anyone would like to know more, there is lots of information to be found on the Internet and Vivienne can put you in touch with Lesley. If anyone can add anything, Lesley would be keen to know. William Edmundson of Crosby Garrett William Edmundson, my eight times great-grandfather, is very well kno

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Evacuees to Appleby

Posted 30th November 2015 by Phil Reed
Newsletter Vol: 114, November 2015

With thanks to Phil Reed for this story about his Dad, Gerald Reed, and his uncle, Tom Reed. “These two youngest brothers out of 5 were evacuated from Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Tom was aged about 10/11 and Gerald about 7/8. Both boys were paraded through the High Street, along with all the other evacuees and were allocated to the couple who were to look after them. Unfortunately, it was not a successful placement and the boys were soon moved on to stay with another family. (Note: here the information is unclear as Phil isn’t sure whether

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Table Top Sale 25 October 2015

Posted 30th November 2015 by Val Kendall
Newsletter Vol: 114, November 2015

ANOTHER SUCCESS FOR APPLEBY SOCIETY For some years now, the twice-yearly Table Top Sale run by Judith Sowerby of the Appleby-in-Westmorland Society has been a feature of the local scene. Among the fourteen stalls at last month’s event at the Bowling Club were several of the regulars. Action Medical Research was again to benefit from the money raised by the mother and son team of Ann and David Johnson, who had a fog machine on offer to anyone clear-sighted enough to pay ten pounds. Ann Preston-Green and Yvonne Collins displayed a

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