Eleanor of Castile

By Website Correspondent • 22 May 20 • 3 Comments

We know her name, we may know a little of her history; her presence in the form of the Eleanor Cross is a constant reminder of her life and her …


Nurse Bessie Mary Rumbold

By Website Correspondent • 15 May 20 • 7 Comments

The village nurse, like the village policeman, was part of the village furniture. In the nurse’s case, intimately involved with most of the families of the village and a source …


Mary Jane Towell

By Website Correspondent • 01 May 20 • 2 Comments

The last carrier in the county Some surnames have come down in history because of the role or profession of the person. Smith is the most common, for Goldsmith, Blacksmith …


Betsy Cobley

By Website Correspondent • 24 Apr 20 • 2 Comments

Well it is another good, fine day for the washing and airing of the laundry! Let me introduce myself; my name is Elizabeth, known to everyone here as Betsy. I …


Charlotte Ager

By Website Correspondent • 17 Apr 20 • 0 Comments

My story is a little different to those that have gone before. My life was not one that made the news or had a great impact on events of the …


Constance Croot

By Website Correspondent • 10 Apr 20 • 0 Comments

Welcome to my story. It begins, like so may others, in Geddington where my parents were born and where they were the landlords of The Star public house at the …


Janet Freestone

By Website Correspondent • 03 Apr 20 • 2 Comments

My name is Janet (Jenetta) Emma Matilda Freestone and I have lived in No 3 West Street with my family all my life. I was born in Geddington and was …


Elizabeth Wilkins

By Website Correspondent • 27 Mar 20 • 4 Comments

Hello. My name is Elizabeth Wilkins. The year is 1911. I have lived here in Geddington for over 20 years now and my youngest three children were born here.  I …


Mary Ann Saddington

By Website Correspondent • 19 Mar 20 • 4 Comments

My name is Mary Ann Saddington. I am known as Ann and I was born in Geddington in 1817 into the Haddon family. I never learned to read or write …