People

St Johns Church Kirk Merrington

1683 – Murders at the Brass Farm

28th January 1683, Mr John Brass and his wife Margaret left their home to visit a neighbour for the evening ...
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Heptonstall Road

David Hartley King of the Cragg Vale Coiners

Climbing up the hill from Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire, it is not long before you reach the village of Heptonstall, ...
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Stan Laurel around 1920

Arthur Stanley Jefferson – you’ll know him as Stan Laurel

Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born inin his Granparents' home in Ulverston, Cumbria on 16 June 1890. However, we know and ...
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William Van Mildert

William Van Mildert – The Last Prince Bishop

William Van Mildert was born in London on the 6th November 1765 in Southwark, London, the son of Gin Distiller ...
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Barnard Castle – The Blue Plaque Trail

Barnard Castle is a market town at the east of Teesdale in Southwest County Durham. At the last census, the population ...
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Eddie Chapman aka Agent ZigZag

The County Durham Spy : Agent Zig Zag

Edward Arnold Chapman was born in Burnopfield, County Durham on 16th November 1914 would go on to be known as ...
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Sir Anthony Eden

Sir Robert Anthony Eden

Sir Robert Anthony Eden was born on 12th June 1897 at Windleston Hall, near Rushyford in County Durham. He was the ...
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Sgt31 Durham County Constabulary

A mystery to be solved

Do you recognise the face of this man? It is a bit of a mystery for me to solve. I ...
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Thomas Wright Portrait

Thomas Wright – Stargazer

You know when you have driven by somewhere and think, “I wonder what that building was?”  This has happened to ...
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Dark Angel – Mary Ann Cotton

Mary Ann Robson was born in the colliery village of Low Moorsley in the County of Durham, (Now part of ...
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