Please note that whilst I have tried very hard to offer valuable information, I can not guarantee the accuracy of the contents of these pages. There may be typing or other such errors. I have quoted original sources where possible and recommend that these are consulted by researchers.
If you spot any errors please let me know and I will correct them and wear a Dunce's hat for a day!
I have worked very hard to add all the content to this site. My photographs and writing are protected by copyright. Please do not copy chunks to put on your site or to publish in print.
If you want to use something, please ask me first (I am very friendly!).
Due to the nature of this website it contains lots of graphics, some are quite large.
Please be patient, there should always be text on screen to keep you busy!
Here you can find out more about the history of the village, and the families who lived here. If you are unsure where to start - try the site map. If you are researching a family name, just type it in the search box at the top.
This site is dedicated to the memory of my dear grandfather,
who showed me so much of the beauty of the village & who always had time to listen to a little chatterbox.
What’s New - 28 July 2015
Last week I found I was unable to open the website files (or even old backups).
I have now bought the latest version of the software I use for it, Serif WebPlus X8 and it works.
I have no idea why X5 was suddenly not good enough, but at least I haven’t lost it all.
Please excuse any slight oddities whilst I go through everything. The upgrade to the software has changed a few things. I will be fixing them as soon as possible.
Any redistribution or reproduction of part or all of the contents in any form is prohibited other than the following:
You may print or download to a local hard disk extracts for your personal and non-commercial use only
You may copy the content to individual third parties for their personal use, but only if you acknowledge the website as the source of the material
You may not, except with our express written permission, distribute or commercially exploit the content. Nor may you transmit it or store it in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.