Oxenholme Farm

Oxenholme Farm

The original Oxenholme Farm was first divided into two properties, Oxenholme Farm and Raysholme. It has since been divided again to form three properties, Oxenholme Farm, Raysholme and Mill Cottage.

The following information was contributed by local schoolchildren from St. Marks, Natland to the BBC Domesday Project in 1986:

“Mr. Bell took over the Elizabethan farmhouse in 1932. There 40 hectares owned by the farm and a further 23 are rented. Silage, which is cut every year in June and August, occupies 38 acres while the remaining 63 are used for hay and pasture. Mr. Bell owns four tractors, two of which are Fords. He keeps Friesian cows, forty-two being milked every day at 07.00 and 16.00. So far this year 145 lambs have been born, although 8 or 9 die each year shortly after birth. Mr. Bell also keeps hens and breeds pheasants which he buys when they are only a day old. When St. Mark’s children visited the farm they were given some silage and cow cake. They watched the sheepdog at work and went in the milking shed. When they entered a field of cows, they were very quickly surrounded!”

Known residents:

  • 1851 – James Cleasby
  • 1866 – John Garnett
  • 1897 – Richard Thornburrow
  • 1901 – Edward Cornthwaite & family

Raysholme

Known residents:

  • 1920 – Arthur Haliburton Wilson – see Wilson family page
  • 1925 – Harry Lancelot Hughff
  • 1929 – William Kilvert Howard
  • Last recorded sale date / price: 17 December 2015 / £525,000

Mill Cottage

mill cottage

Mill Cottage courtesy of Google Street View June 2011

Known residents:

Obituaries / In Memoriam Index

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June ARIS died 9 September 2017
JUNE ARIS 9th September 2017, 87 years old. June died peacefully surrounded by her family at home in Oxenholme, Cumbria. June was the most kind and loving wife, mum, friend, gran and great gran, she will be sorely missed. Thanks to family, friends and all the health care professionals who supported June and David. The funeral will take place at St Mark’s Church, Natland on Monday 18th September at 2pm. Please no flowers but the family would greatly appreciate donations to St John’s Hospice, Lancaster or care of Fishwicks Funeral Services, Beetham Hall, Milnthorpe.
Westmorland Gazette, 14 September 2017

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Winifred (Wendy) Balmer died 11 November 2016
BALMER Suddenly but peacefully on Friday 11th November at RLI. Winifred (Wendy) of Oxenholme aged 86 years. Dearly loved by her Shap family. Thanksgiving and burial at St. Mark’s Church, Natland on Tuesday 22nd November at 11.30 a.m. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to St. Mark’s Church c/o Ruxtons Fishwicks Funeral Service, 1 Wildman Street, Kendal LA9 6EN Tel: 01539 722299.
Westmorland Gazette, 17 November 2016

Gertrude (Trudy) Bateson died 8 February 2014
BATESON On 8th February GERTRUDE ( TRUDY) BATESON of 19 Bolefoot Oxenholme. Adored mother of John and widow of Ken. Private cremation. A celebration of Gertrude’s life will be held at the Station Inn Oxenholme.
Westmorland Gazette, 13 February 2014

Rena Blight died 25 March 2009
BLIGHT On 25th March peacefully at her home in Oxenholme, RENA, aged 80 years. Dearly loved wife of Ben, dear mother of Fiona, Philip, Christopher, Ailsa and David and a much loved mother-in-law and grandmother. She will be sadly missed. Funeral service will take place at St Mark’s Church, Natland on Thursday 2nd April, followed by committal at Lancaster Crematorium. Donations if desired are to St Mark’s Church or Combat Stress, c/o Ruxtons Fishwicks Funeral Service, 1 Wildman Street, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6EN. Tel: 01539 722299.
Westmorland Gazette, 3 April 2009

James Burke died 24 April 2015
BURKE peacefully at R.L.I. on 24th April JAMES aged 86 years of Oxenholme, Kendal passed away after a short illness. Adored father, grandfather, great grandfather and brother. Re-united with his beloved wife Winifred Mary. Funeral Service will take place at Holy Trinity & St. George Catholic Church, New Road, Kendal on Tuesday 5th May at 1.30p.m. followed by interment at Parkside Road Cem-etery. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to Cancer Research UK c/o Hayes & Parkinson Ltd.,
Westmorland Gazette, 30 April 2015

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James Capstick died 18 February 2011
CAPSTICK On 18th February peacefully at Royal Lancaster Infirmary surrounded by his loving family JAMES (JIM) CAPSTICK aged 85 years of Oxenholme formerly of Well Head, Dent. Loving husband of Jean, precious father and father-in-law of Brenda and Bill, Maurice and Gill, John and Janet, a loving grandad to all his grandchildren, great grandchildren and a much loved brother. Service at Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium on Monday 28th February 2011 at 11.45am. Family flowers only donations if desired for the Great North Air Ambulance c/o J J Martin Funeral Directors, Sedbergh. Tel: 015396 25334.
Westmorland Gazette, 24 February 2011

Ellen Cattanach (nee Dixon) died 1 August 2013
CATTANACH (nee Dixon) On Thursday 1st August, ELLEN MARJORIE aged 83 years. Late of Station Inn, Oxenholme. Loving sister of Joyce, Alan and Malcolm and the late Edward. Dearly loved by all her family. Reunited.
Westmorland Gazette, 8 August 2013

Peter Crossley died 31 January 2017
PETER CROSSLEY Peter of Oxenholme passed away suddenly but peacefully on 31st January 2017 aged 81 years. Dearly loved husband of the late Rachel, much loved father to Martin and David and brother to Vera and Jean. Friends please meet for a service at St. Mark’s Church, Natland today Thursday 9th February at 10.30 a.m. Committal at Beetham Hall Crematorium afterwards. Donations if desired for The Salvation Army c/o Hayes & Parkinson Ltd.
Westmorland Gazette, 9 February 2017

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Elsie Ellwood died 3 June 2013
ELLWOOD On June 3rd peacefully at Heron Hill Care Home, ELSIE aged 85 years of Fell Close, Oxenholme and Dreamlands Farm, Stainton; Beloved wife of Ted and “our Mam” and role model to Kathleen, Audrey, Dorothy and Ralph, much loved Nanna and Big Nanna. Private cremation but donations if desired for The Multiple Sclerosis Society in memory of Elsie to T.E Mason, Funeral Director. “Westmorland”, Endmoor, Kendal, LA8 0EW. Tel: 015395 60600.
Westmorland Gazette, 6 June 2013

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Brenda Phyllis Furfie died 5 August 2011
FURFIE On 5th August 2011 peacefully at home BRENDA PHYLLIS aged 81 years of Oxenholme, loving wife of the late Kenneth, dearest mum to Deborah and mother in law to Frank, much loved grandma to Andrew, Emily and Fiancé Adam. Service will take place at All Saints Church, Orton on Friday 12th August at 11am followed by burial in churchyard. No black to be worn. Family flowers only. Donations if desired to All Saints Church or Cancer Care (South Lakes Nurses Fund) C/o Ruxtons Fishwicks Funeral Service, 1 Wildman Street, Kendal, LA9 6EN. Tel: 01539 722299.
Westmorland Gazette, 11 August 2011

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Michael Grundy died 13 May 2008
GRUNDY On 13th May, suddenly while on holiday in his beloved Scotland with his dear friends Phil and Helen Jones, MICHAEL GRUNDY 83 years of Oxenholme, Kendal. Beloved husband of the late Joy, much loved father of Iona and the late Ailsa, father-in-law of Ian, loving grandad to William, James, Victoria, Robert, Shaun, Luke and Marina. He was lovingly cared for at Summerhill over the past year. Service at St Marks Church, Natland on Friday 23rd May 2008 at 11am. Followed by committal at Lancaster. Family flowers only, donations if desired for Mountain Rescue c/o J.J.Martin, Funeral Directors, Sedbergh. Tel: 015396 25334.
Westmorland Gazette, 16 May 2008

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Queenie Harvey died 28 December 2014
HARVEY On 28th December at Gilling Reane Nursing Home QUEENIE aged 93 years of Scar View Road, Oxenholme: beloved wife of the late David Hartley and a dear mum of Anne and Martyn. Funeral service and cremation on Thursday 8th January at 2.45 p.m. Flowers welcome. All enquires and flowers to Hayes & Parkinson Ltd
Westmorland Gazette, 1 January 2015

Dorothy ‘Dolly’ Holme nee Haythornthwaite died 25 May 2016
HOLME on 25th May 2016 at Heron Hill Care Home DOROTHY (DOLLY) aged 102. Beloved wife of the late Donald Leslie Holme and a much loved aunt, great aunt and great great aunt. Funeral service will take place at St Mark’s Church, Natland on Friday 3rd June at 11.45 followed by cremation at Lancaster. Family flowers only, donations if desired to the Alzheimers Society c/o Hayes & Parkinson Ltd.
Westmorland Gazette, 26 May 2016

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Stuart Kelly died 2018
A.S.H.KELLY The family of the late Stuart Kelly of Oxenholme wish to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for all the cards and letters of sympathy, and for the attendance by you all at Bowness Cemetery Chapel. Special thanks to Graham Skilling and all the staff at Fishwicks Funeral Services.
Westmorland Gazette, 1 February 2018

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Dorothy Lewthwaite died 4 January 2015
LEWTHWAITE On 4th January at Heron Hill Care Home, DOROTHY aged 88 years of Oxenholme. Beloved wife of the late George Lewthwaite, dear mother of Don, Paul and Lois and a much loved mother-in-law, grandma and great grandma. Funeral service followed by interment at Parkside Road Cemetery Chapel on Monday 12th January at 1.00 p.m. Family flowers only please. Donations if desired to The British Red Cross c/o Hayes & Parkinson
Westmorland Gazette, 8 January 2015

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Amy Makin nee Tomlin died 23 July 2007
MAKIN On 23rd, July, 2007, peacefully at Westmorland General Hospital AMY, aged 99 years of Oxenholme. Wife of the late Cyril, loving mother of Frances and Margaret and a much loved mother in law, nanny and great nanny. Funeral service will take place at St Mark’s Church, Natland followed by interment in Churchyard on Monday 30th July at 2.00 pm. Family flowers only please, donations if desired are to St Mark’s Church, c/o Fishwicks Funeral Service, 17 Park Road, Milnthorpe, Cumbria, LA7 7AD. Tel:015395 63108
Westmorland Gazette, 27 July 2007

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Annie Mary Packham died 3 November 2014
PACKHAM On 3rd November peacefully at Heron Care Home, ANNIE MARY PACKHAM aged 95 years, formerly of Oxenholme, dear sister of Robert and the late Joyce, Richard and Tommy, a very dear aunt and friend to many. Service at St Mark’s Church, Natland on Wednesday 12th November at 11am followed by committal at Lancaster and More-cambe Crematorium. Family flowers only donations if desired for Natland Church c/o J J Martin funeral directors, Long Lane, Sedbergh tel 015396 25334.
Westmorland Gazette, 6 November 2014

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Nora Margaret ‘Peggy’ Rigg died 17 January 2009
RIGG January 17th peacefully at Royal Lancaster Infirmary NORA MARGARET (PEGGY) aged 94 years formerly of Colton and Oxenholme and latterly of Applethwaite Green, loving wife of the late Billy, dearly loved mother of Margaret, mother in law of Derek, loving gran of Margaret and David, Bryan and Isabel, also a much loved great gran of David, Richard, Michael, John and Elizabeth. Funeral service and cremation will take place at Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium on Wednesday 28th January at 11.00am. Family flowers only, donations if so desired to North West Air Ambulance c/o Anthony Clarke, Funeral Director, The Ashes, Cartmel Fell, Grange-O-Sands, LA11 6NU. Tel. 015395 31481.
Westmorland Gazette, 23 January 2009

Bernadette Robinson died 1 April 2009
ROBINSON MRS BERNADETTE ROBINSON of Oxenholme passed away peacefully on 1st April after a short illness. Funeral arrangements at the Catholic Church of Holy Trinity and St George, New Rd, Kendal are as follows: Vigil of Reception of the Body on Monday April 13th at 6:30pm; Requiem Mass on Tuesday April 14th at 12:15pm followed by burial at Parkside Cemetery. Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon her. May she rest in peace. Amen. Enquiries to Hayes and Parkinson Ltd. Tel 01539 720105.
Westmorland Gazette, 9 April 2009

John (Jack) Robinson died April 2007
ROBINSON In loving memory of JOHN (JACK) died peacefully at home surrounded by all his family. Devoted husband to Joan, loving dad to Paul, Gary, Sharon, Carl and Ryan, stepdad to Colleen, Charmaine and Peter, loving grandad to Liam, Roxanne, Jessica, Andrew, Louis, Emily, Jules and Reece. Will always be sadly missed. Funeral service 2.00pm at Parish Church followed by committal at Parkside Road. Everyone welcome at 4 Bolefoot, Oxenholme afterwards. Donations to Cancer Research may be left at the church.
Westmorland Gazette, 27 April 2007

Henry Wilson ‘Wilson’ Robinson died 6 July 2018
HENRY WILSON ROBINSON Wilson of Broadlea, Oxenholme, formerly of High Bracken Hall, Gatebeck passed away after a short illness at Royal Lancaster Infirmary on July 6th, 2018, aged 101 years. Loving father to Jean, Marjorie, John and Stephen, grandfather and great grandfather. Interment at St. Patrick’s Church Preston Patrick (family only) followed by a memorial service at Stricklandgate Methodist Church Kendal on Thursday July 19th at 1pm. Family flowers only but donations if desired in memory of Wilson for Stricklandgate Methodist Church and St. Patrick’s Church, Preston Patrick c/o T. E. Mason Funeral Director, Westmorland, Endmoor, Kendal, LA8 0EW.
Westmorland Gazette, 12 July 2018

Kathleen Robinson (nee Ingram ) died 9 November 2012
ROBINSON (nee Ingram) On Friday Nov. 9th peacefully at Gilling Reane KATHLEEN aged 85 yrs, dear wife of Wilson of Broad Lea, Oxenholme. Interment to take place at St. Mark’s Churchyard, Natland on Friday Nov. 16th at 2pm followed by memorial service at Stricklandgate Methodist Church at 3pm. Family flowers only but donations if desired between St. Mark’s Church, Natland and Stricklandgate Methodist Church. Enquiries and donations to T.E. Mason Funeral Director “Westmorland” Endmoor, Kendal, LA8 0EW. Tel: 015395 60600.
Westmorland Gazette, 15 November 2012

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Andrew Salisbury died 2 December 2004
SALISBURY ANDREW Happy 50th 19.9.1962 – 2.12.2004 You’re in our thoughts everyday. Sheila (Sis) Also a loving brother, uncle, brother-in-law and a good friend to many people.
Westmorland Gazette, 13 September 2012

Ian Scott died 21 March 2011
SCOTT On Monday March 21st suddenly at home in Oxenholme, IAN SCOTT aged 67yrs. Dearly loved husband of Angela, son of Irene and the late Joe, dear father of Iain, James and Stuart, father in law of Lisa, Catherine and Helen and a devoted grandad of Stephen, Daniel, Lauren and Luca. Funeral service to be held at Parkside Road Cemetery Chapel on Monday, April 4th at 1.15pm followed by cremation at Lancaster Crematorium at 2.45pm. Family flowers only but donations if desired for The Great North Air Ambulance. Enquiries and donations to T.E. Mason, Funeral Director, “Westmorland”, Endmoor, Kendal, LA8 OEW. Tel: 015395 60600.
Westmorland Gazette, 31 March 2011

Elaine Steele died 6 February 2015
STEELE Tragically on 6th February at Troutbeck Bridge; ELAINE age 59 years of Oxenholme, Kendal. Loving mum of Susan, dearly loved sister of Alec, Colin and Sheila and a much loved grandma and great grandma. Funeral Service to take place at St. James Church, Staveley followed by cremation at Lancaster. Funeral enquiries and flowers to Hayes & Parkinson. Tel: (01539) 720105
Westmorland Gazette, 12 February 2015

Christopher Albert Stilling died 23 November 2018
STILLING Christopher Alfred Died peacefully at Mayfair Care Home, Morecambe, on 23rd November, aged 97 years, beloved husband of the late Freda and a friend to many, formerly of Kendal and Oxenholme, Chris worked for many years at K Shoes and Ibis Engineers. Family flowers only please, donations, if desired, to the staff of Mayfair Care Home c/o and enquiries to Bare & Torrisholme Funeral Service, 5 Bare Lane, Morecambe, LA4 6DE. Tel. 01524 410240
Westmorland Gazette, 29 November 2018

George John Swindlehurst died 21 February 2004
SWINDLEHURST GEORGE JOHN passed away suddenly but peacefully at Westmorland General Hospital on 21st February 2007, aged 84 years, of Oxenholme, formerly of Endmoor. Loving husband, dad and grandad. For funeral details please contact Fishwicks Funeral Service, 17 Park Road, Milnthorpe, LA7 7AD. Tel 015395 63108.
Westmorland Gazette, 23 February 2007

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Jane Thornburrow died 2 April 1897
THORNBURROW. – In loving memory of Jane, the beloved wife of Richard Thornburrow of Oxenholme Farm, who died April 2nd 1897. Gone but not forgotten.
Westmorland Gazette, 9 April 1898

Margaret Rosamond Trotter (formerly Dixon nee Bond) died 9 July 2018
MARGARET ROSAMOND TROTTER Of Oxenholme, Kendal the beloved wife, mother and auntie passed away peacefully in her sleep with family by her side on the 9th July 2018 at the RLI aged 71. She will be sorely missed by all of her loving family and friends. The funeral service will be held at Parkside Cemetery Chapel, Kendal at 12pm on the 27th July. Family flowers only please with donations if desired to Ward 37 of the RLI (cheques payable to Bay Hospitals Charity) or the Dogs Trust c/o Fishwicks Ltd 015395 63108. Your presence we miss, Your memories we treasure, Loving you always, Forgetting you never.
Westmorland Gazette, 19 July 2018

Nicola Lesley Tyson died 1 March 2016
TYSON On 1st March Tragically, NICHOLA LESLEY TYSON aged 35 years of Oxenholme formerly of Millom, loving partner of Andy, much loved daughter of Mary and Graeme, dear sister of Angela, Jamie and Grace, auntie to Isobel, Niamh, Beatrice and Dylan. Funeral service at Lancaster and Morecambe Crematorium at a day and time to be arranged. Family flowers only donations if desired for M S Society c/o J J Martin funeral directors, Long Lane, Sedbergh tel 01539625334.
Westmorland Gazette, 10 March 2016

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Margarita ‘Tita’ Warburton died 25 March 1901
WARBURTON On 25th March 2011 MARGARITA (TITA) aged 79 of Oxenholme, Kendal. Dearly loved mother of Judith, Margaret and Stephen, loving grandmother of Robert, Charles, Paul and David, great-grandmother of Monty. Service and committal will take place on Thursday 21st April at Lancaster Crematorium at 2pm followed by refreshments at Crooklands Hotel near Kendal. Family flowers only. Enquiries to Ruxtons Funeral Service. Tel: 015395 63108.
Westmorland Gazette, 14 April 2011

Robert Webster died 13 July 2007
WEBSTER On 13th July at W.G.H. ROBERT WEBSTER aged 82 years of Oxenholme the beloved husband of the late Mary, loving father of Colin and June and a much loved grandad and great grandad. Funeral service and cremation will take place today Friday 20th July at 4.15pm. No flowers please – donations if desired to Cancer Care c/o Hayes and Parkinson Ltd., Captain French Lane, Kendal, LA9 4HS.
Westmorland Gazette, 20 July 2007

Gary Wiggins died 12 November 2008
WIGGINS Suddenly at home in Stafford on 12th November, GARY (formerly of Oxenholme) aged 50. Much loved son of Maisie and the late Peter. Cherished brother of Stephen and Paul. Enquiries to 01539 732630.
Westmorland Gazette, 14 November 2008

Emigrants Index

Known former residents of Oxenholme who have emigrated:

Australia

Ship: Otranto  Line: Orient  Departed: London 11 September 1913 Arrived: Sydney 23 October 1913

  • Hannah Mary ‘Ann’ Cragghill (1876-1944) – domestic – aged 34 – she later returned to Oxenholme to live
  • James Cragghill (1883-1961) – hairdresser – aged 30
  • Maria ‘Ria’ Cragghill (1888-1956) – domestic – aged 24
  • Thomas Cragghill (1893-1958) – cooper – aged 20

cragghill emigrations 11.09.1913 otranto london to sydney

poster-for-Orient-Line-service-to-Australia-featuring-Otranto-in-the-Suez-Canal-lithograph-c.1912

 

Canada

  • William Harrison Thornburrow, a butcher by trade, was the publican at the Station Inn. He appears to have travelled to Canada early in 1907 and found a home in Winnipeg. His family followed in August 1907

 

Ship: Corsican Line: Allan Departed: Liverpool 8 August 1907 Arrived: Quebec 17 August 1907

  • Mary Agnes Thornburrow nee Smith (1876-1944) – aged 31
  • Alice Smith (1883-1961)  – aged 61
  • Alice Thornburrow (1888-1956) – aged 10
  • Jane ‘Jennie’ Thornburrow (1898-1958) – aged 8
  • Jim Thornburrow (1900-1982) – aged 7 – became a butcher – married Edythe Violet Sewell (1904-1994) in 1924
  • Ruth Thornburrow (1903-1932) – aged 5 – married Harold Clayton (1896-1953)

Corsican – the Thornburrow family experienced its maiden voyage from Liverpool to Quebec

 

United States

  • Walter Green, a groom, from 2 Natland Terrace emigrated to Hilton, New Jersey in 1910

Page last updated: 20 August 2018

Station Inn

station inn by alexander p kapp 2010

The Station Inn © Copyright Alexander P Kapp 2010 and licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Licence

The Station Inn

Oxenholme, Kendal LA9 7RF

Tel: 01539 724094

Website: www.stationinnoxenholme.co.uk/

Contact: station.inn@btconnect.com


History

The Station Inn was formerly the Oxenholme Inn, a beerhouse. It was built shortly after the Ordnance Survey surveyed the area in 1858 for their latest map.
In 1862, George Teasdale, innkeeper of the nearby Beehive Inn at Old Hutton for thirteen years, was granted a licence to sell spirits at the Oxenholme Station Inn. George died just under four years later.

George’s widow, Isabella Teasdale (neé Mackereth), was innkeeper at the Oxenholme Inn in 1871. Before her death in January 1876, Isabella’s son, George Teasdale, had taken over as innkeeper and he was still in charge in 1881.

By 1891, the publican was James Freeman. At the time of the census, Thomas Mackereth Teasdale (brother of the former publican) was a visitor.

According to Frances Cross, her great-grandfather Tommy (Thomas Kendal) Cross owned the Oxenholme Inn in the late 1800s. He apparently lost it in a card game and eventually emigrated to the United States with his wife and several children.

By 1894, Thomas Askew, a coal dealer, was publican.

By 1901, William Harrison Thornburrow, a butcher by trade, was the Public House Keeper. He emigrated to Canada in 1907.

By 1906, Francis Edwin Baker was inn keeper and farmer.

Around 1928, John Cannon Dixon , Natland’s blacksmith, became landlord.

John’s son George Whitehead Dixon was landlord until his death in 1958.

From 1960 until 1991, the licencees were John Ormerod and his wife Joyce Ormerod (neé Dixon). Joyce was George Whitehead Dixon’s daughter.

 

 

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