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George Blyth Family History

George Blyth genealogy 1875-1964

GEORGE BLYTH was the first child of Charles Blyth(e) and Elizabeth English, who were married sometime during the 2nd quarter (April-June) of 1875. According to the 1939 Register of England and Wales, he was born on 27 May 1875. Assuming this is accurate, this entails that Elizabeth was pregnant at the time of her marriage. George was subsequently baptised on 25July 1875 at Belford, Northumberland. At that time, his father Charles was a farm labourer living at Twizels Village.

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Wholesale Rabbit and Game Dealer

Yes…it’s true!

In the article entitled ‘The Old Powburn Shop’, I noted the following:

“In the ‘Powburn Golden Jubilee Cookbook’, there is an unattributed claim that Andrew Thompson’s grocer shop was “specialising in wholesale rabbit and game”. 

Well, we now have evidence that this was the case. May Wilson, who compiled the cookbook, has recently bought a set of three postcards. One of these is a business postcard for the Powburn Shop:

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Ingram Parish Sports Hill Race Cup (1923-25)

Ingram Parish Sports (1923-1925)

[Credit: All images © Bennet Wiese 2020 and used with permission.]

We were recently contacted by Bennet Wiese, a young man from Braunschweig near Hanover in northern Germany.

A house owner there had passed away and so Bennet’s dad and stepmother were cleaning the house up. As they did so, they found a very interesting silver cup that was originally presented to ‘A. Little’ who was the winner of the Ingram Hill Race in the years 1923-1925. Unfortunately, nothing is known about the house owner other than he had lived in England for a period and that he was not ‘A. Little’.

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Thompson Family Tree

Andrew THOMPSON – Old Powburn Shop owner

Andrew THOMPSON was the original “grocer and provision dealer” who opened “large and commodious premises” at Powburn on 6 March 1883: the original ‘Old Powburn Shop’ [1]. This was run by various members of the Thompson family as a grocer shop until 1911 when it was also being used as a Post Office. It then appears to have run as a Post Office until at least 1939.

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The Old Powburn Shop

Overview

This article provides a plausible account of some of the history surrounding the former ‘Powburn Shop’ in Powburn, Northumberland UK from 1841-1939. It is based on limited data and, as with any other research, it would need further investigations to confirm or refute the tentative hypotheses put forward. To this end, suggestions for further research are provided. Nevertheless, it is hoped that the reasoned narrative will be of interest to anyone fascinated by local history and the village of Powburn within the Breamish Valley.

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Ingram Village Hall Re-opening 2010

[Credit: All images and text provided by, and used with the permission of, Ingram Village Hall Committee (2019). All images and text were first published on the original IngramBreamishValley website.]

Following the successful refurbishment of Ingram Village Hall in July 2010 an official re-opening took place at the Family Fun Day and Barbecue on Sunday 29 August 2010.

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Ingram Village Hall Refurbishment 2010

[Credit: All images and text provided by, and used with the permission of, Ingram Village Hall Committee (2019). All images and text were first published on their respective dates on the original IngramBreamishValley website.]

Background

INGRAM VILLAGE HALL was opened in 1928 to serve as a Church Hall and a local community facility. It is a registered charity, organized and managed by a volunteer committee whose aim is to maximize the use of the Hall for social, recreational and educational functions. Apart from a few improvements and repairs over the years the building remained in its original state until 2010, following the village’s selection to join British Gas Green Streets project.

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