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Can you help info about Morpeth

Post by kenbaker » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:20 am

As part of tracing my family history I have found one line that lived in Morpeth from abt 1875 - 1950. Because we then lived abroad we never saw them and I know nothing much. Their names were Cook and the family lived in a pub/inn called St Crispins and later at Ladies Walk. Does this pub still exist please and can anyone remember it or the family?

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Re: Can you help info about Morpeth

Post by Mr Smith » Fri Oct 08, 2010 2:22 pm

If the lived in the "parish" of Morpeth the pub could be anywhere
in the southern half of Northumberland. Morpeth Parish covered
a very large area in those days. I have been unable to find a listing
for the pub so I'm assuming that it no longer exists or the name has
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Post by kenbaker » Fri Oct 08, 2010 5:39 pm

Thanks for the info. I undestand that the Inn was in Morpeth Village its self. I have done a lot of searching as well and can not find any ref to it. It is shown on two certificates I have as their address.

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Post by kenbaker » Wed Oct 13, 2010 10:04 pm

Just got my Grans marriage cert back and the pub was called the King Crispin Inn on Newgate Street. She lived there in 1903 onwards and the Inn is shown on the O.S. for 1896.

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Post by kenbaker » Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:37 am

It look as if the Inn is now called "The White Swan" Newgate Street, Morpeth. The 1911 cencus gives the address which is the same as the White Swan.I would like to know if that stirs anyones memory on what they might have heard over the years.


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Post by Cayugawolf » Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:20 am

If you can, try to find copies of the books "Town Trail for Morpethians" by A H Tweddle. The local history society is in the process of reprinting updated copies of these trails. They are available from the Chantry (tourist info office) and are more than just a walking guide. if you get in touch with them they will tell you which book covers Newgate Street. Each book covers a small area of the town and covers history, geography and the people who have occupied the buildings over the years. Did you know Morpeth had its own Olympics?

http://www.morpethnet.ndo.co.uk/chantry/index.html

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Post by kenbaker » Mon Jan 31, 2011 12:47 pm

Hello Lynn and many many thanks for taking time to send me the details. I will certainly follow this one up as it sounds right up my street!!!
Morpeth Olympics ? Well that's a new one to me and would be interested to hear more if and when you get time .

AGAIN MANY THANKS.

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Post by siam sam » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:30 pm

morpeth olympics. its on google ken, they discontinued them in the nineteen fifties.
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Post by kenbaker » Mon Jan 31, 2011 2:46 pm

Got it now thanks.


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Post by siam sam » Mon Jan 31, 2011 3:26 pm

you are more than welcome.
zip me up in my oilskins and jumper.
no more down the docks i'll be seen.
just tell me old shipmates.
i'm taking a trip mates.
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Post by kenbaker » Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:39 pm

I did some tracking down of the "Town Trail for Morpethians" by A H Tweddle you told me about and found that book 2 had the area I wanted. A quick trip to my local seondhand book shop and £2 bought one. It is very interesting , the reference to the Inn is only four lines long but gives me a little more info.

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Post by Cayugawolf » Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:21 pm

Mr Tweddle (Dan) was deputy head at King Edwards School when my OH was there in the 1970s he was very keen on local history and had a mini museum in the school. They havent finished publishing the books yet, think there are 10 all together. My kids liked the one about the school, as they both go there now. I havent walked any of the routes yet, but since I am in Morpeth on a regular basis, I kinda know where the places are.

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Re: Can you help info about Morpeth

Post by surpriseitsme » Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:06 pm

hey ken not really relevent just wanted to mention i had great grandparents that lived at 9 ladies walk and it was apparantly flats as we had other relatives that lived 'underneath' them it was somewhere in front of the warnes ice cream factory if thats any help?

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Post by kenbaker » Tue Apr 12, 2011 9:57 pm

Hello,

I can not remember the number that the "Cook" family lived at in Ladies Walk I am afraid and didn't know that any were indeed flats.

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Post by surpriseitsme » Mon May 23, 2011 1:51 pm

hey i think i was a little optimistic with the word flat lol they lived in a ''room in a cul de sac'' i have number 9 from my great grandfathers death certificate as his place of deathapparantly there were 4 families in this residence the other info i have on ladies walk is a little hazy but what the hell lol lawsons brickyard occupied the bottom of the cul de sac when they left they left a pit of water in which a boy drowned the council tried to fill it in with refuse (random i know) there was a tripe shop and at the top of ladies walk near the main road stood the Peoples Mission

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Post by kenbaker » Tue May 24, 2011 3:58 pm

I have just dug out some photos of the "Cook" family outside Ladies Walk and the house looks very much like a cottage.I did visit a few times but I as very young and don't remember much about it all apart from going accross the stepping stones with my Dad.
I have managed to find a photo of the inside of the St Crispin Inn but nothing yet of the outside as it was C 1900.

Ken

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