Posts Tagged ‘Requests’

Frederick (Barney) Bellamy

March 8, 2012 7 comments

Post on behalf of Barbara Grantham,

My dad Frederick(Barney) Bellamy was born at Ushaw Moor,he had sisters Rachael and Emma one who lived in the street where the post office is and one who lived in the street opposite also brothers Billy and Joe.l know he was from a large family but cannot remember any of his other siblings. l know one of his brothers was killed at Bearpark colliery. l would be very grateful of any info at all.

My dad married Hetty Marley and later moved to New Brancepeth.

Words don’t come easy !

October 23, 2011 Leave a comment

Gone very quiet on the Memories BLOG recently. I know it can be hard to put your memories to words, but no matter how small let us know about them, it is surprising to what they can develop into.

So come and tell us about your life in Ushaw and Deerness Valley,, what was your childhood like, what was your job, do you have any strange or weird stories of your life growing up in Ushaw Moor.

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Thanks and I look forward to seeing your memories.


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Alfred Bates Turner

October 31, 2009 4 comments
I was wondering if you could give me some help regarding a resident of Ushaw Moor in 1917. Private Alfred Bates Turner was the Son of James and Eliza Turner, of 2 Broadgate Cottages, Flass Hall, Ushaw Moor, Broadgate, Co. Durham, he was serving with the Sherwood Foresters when he was killed at Houthulst Forest, nr. Elverdinghe, Belgium.
I was in Ypres last weekend attending a dedication of a Memorial Stone to The Foresters at Tyne Cot Cemetary, I was talking to a fellow W.F.A. (Western Front Association) Member from Belgium who told me they had the original headstone naming Private Turner and it would be nice if we could find any information out about Pte. Turner or if there were any living relations who we could make contact with, with regards to the headstone as we near the 100th anniversary of World War 1.
Could you tell me if Ushaw Moor has a W.W.1 memorial and is Pte Turner named, also any information that may lead to finding a relation would be gratefully received.
Lloyd Cartwright
W.F.A. Member
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