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Village History
 

Forge
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3Jul2020

The first mention of Hempstead Forge is in White's Directory of 1836 and the last time is in Kelly's Directory of 1937, although the forge was almost certainly in operation before 1836 and possibly after 1937.

Blacksmiths
John Daglass
1836
John Daglass
1845
John Dagless
1854
Robert Turner
1854
Alfred Graveling - and shoemaker
1864
Noah Harrison
1879
Noah Harrison
1883
Thomas Charles Baker - and ironmonger
1890
Thomas Charles Baker - and ironmonger
1892
Thomas Charles Baker - and ironmonger
1896
Frederick Bartell
1916
Frederick Bartell
1922
Frederick Bartell
1925
Frederick English
1929
Frederick English
1933
Frederick English
1937

1890 - Thomas Charles Baker - ironmonger and blacksmith, living in Holt
1892 - Thomas Charles Baker - blacksmith and at Holt, Fakenham and Sherringham
1896 - Thomas Charles Baker - blacksmith and at Holt, Fakenham and Sherringham
1912 - Albert. J. Roy, The Forge
1937 - Albert. J. Roy - dairyman, The Forge
Saturday 16th October 1912
Albert Roy and Lily Bartell wedding party outside the Forge - Saturday 16th October 1912

Back Row
James Roy 1865-1920 - Father of Groom
James Lawrence Roy 1898-1959 - Brother of Groom
Sally Carman née Bartell b.1874
- Aunt of Bride
Arthur Roy b.1890 - Brother of Groom
Frederick Bartell 1862-1929 - Father of Bride
Annie Fowle - Friend of Bride
Frederick Bartell b.1895 - Half brother of Bride
George Roy 1896-1970 - Brother of Broom

Middle Row
Florence Roy 1866-1943 - Mother of Groom
Eva Roy - Wife of Arthur Roy
Albert James Roy 1888-1969 - Groom
Lily Roy née Bartell 1888-1979 - Bride
Alice Roy - Sister of Groom

Front Row
Mabel Carman - Cousin of Bride
Reginald Bartell 1905-1955 - Half brother of Bride


O. S. Map 1885
O. S. Map 1885
Courtesy of NLS map images

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