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Helmdon Historical Articles

 

 

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the most recent additions

Number
Description
Year
001
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Oral Reminiscences - A collection of memories and views from some of Helmdon's senior residents
1914 - present
001a
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Village Reminiscences Project 2020 - Memories collected during the coronavirus lockdown
2020

      001b
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Lives Remembered and Obituaries 1913 -          present
002
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Aristocratic Financial Troubles And The Operation Of The Land Market: The Sale Of Astwell And Falcutt In 1774-8.

J. V Beckett

1774 - 1778
003
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Helmdon Wills 1603 - 1760

Edward Parry

1603 - 1760
004
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Health In Helmdon (newspaper article)

Brian Little

1700 - 2000
    006
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Population Of Helmdon, including population graphs, census lists of family names, and details of occupations.

Valerie Moir

1841 - 1941
    007
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Lace Making In Helmdon

Audrey Forgham

 1781 - 1891
008
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The Welsh Lane

Margaret Fonge

Jurassic - 1988
    009
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The Railways Of Helmdon

Stewart Moir

 1872 - 1996
   010
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The Public Houses Of Helmdon

Audrey Forgham

1600 - 1998
011
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Helmdon's Reading Room

Audrey Forgham & Jean Spendlove

See also article no: 100

1887 - 2000
   012
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The Old Bakehouse & Its Bakers

Audrey Forgham

 1758 - 1959
013
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The History Of St Mary Magdalene Parish Church

Jean Spendlove

1200 - 2001
   014
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That Territory Of The Dead - Article on the church yard and memorials

Val Moir

1678 - 1998
  015
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Helmdon Enclosure

 Val Moir

1236 - 1760
  016
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The WEA - 40 Years In Helmdon

Audrey Forgham

superseded by article no. 106

See also article no.104

1959 - 1999
017
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The Story Of Stuchbury

Margaret Fonge

500 - 1960
018
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Helmdon Youth Club

John Woodhams

1974-1986
019
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History of Helmdon Lay Hidden in Farmer's Home (newspaper article)

Brian Little

1998
020
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Spotlight on Helmdon for Sulgrave on the Great Central Railway
1954
021
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Helmdon Stone (From Northamptonshire Past and Present)

Edward Parry

1200 - 1960
022
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Standing The Test Of Time (An article written by Richard Wilson in the Brackley & Towcester Advertiser summarising Helmdon's history)
1200 - Present
   023
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Helmdon School - A history from school logs

Geoff Ipgrave

1850 - 1999
024
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Meet Wills Campiun, The Master Mason

who built Helmdon church - an article

from Four Shires magazine.

1300 - Present
025
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Morris Dancing In Helmdon

Keith Chandler

1840 - Present
026
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Merry Comrades In Helmdon

Ann Smith

1960s
  027
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Erasmus Saunders - Rector of Helmdon 1706-1721

Edward Parry

     1700s
028
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The Great Central Railway Through Helmdon -
an article from Fielden's Magazine Vol 2, 1900.
1900
029
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Murder In Helmdon

David Bennett

17th & 18th c.
030
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Agricultural Matters In Helmdon In The 17th

& 18th Centuries

17th & 18th century
031
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The Flag Fund
2000 - 2002
032
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Helmdon Yews

Jean Spendlove

1300 - Present
033
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Wills of the BULL family of Helmdon, Northants
(and STEVENS of Abthorpe)

David Bennett

1554 to Present
034
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Northamptonshire Village Book 1989 (Helmdon)
1086 - 1989
035
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Northamptonshire Within Living Memory 1992
19th & 20th century
   036
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The Manorial History of Helmdon

Kate & Danny Moody

1086 - 2000
   037
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Jeffs Coaches (A History)

Ann Smith & David Brookhouse

1890 - 2004
   038
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The Foundation Of Oral History: Reminiscence

Jean Spendlove

   1900 -    Present
  039
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The Level crossing: One Man's Contribution

To Its History

Jean Spendlove

1850 - Present
  040
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Helmdon Stone

Edward Parry

1200 - 1960
  042
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The Gullivers of Helmdon

Alan Ryalls

1903 - Present
043
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Derivations of Local Place Names
1994
   044
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A Craftsman's Notebook

Diana Burfield

    1890s
045
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Snippets from Helmdon and Greatworth

Church News (magazine)

1967
046
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Snippet from Oxford Journal
1856
047
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30th November - A Memorable Date in 1943

Derek Ratledge

1943
048
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Memories Of Hazara, (now called Leeden Tye) Church Street

Barbara Bennett née Templeman

 

1900s
   049
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Cross Lane Reminiscences

Ken & Marjorie Watson

      1900s
050
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The Old Cross

Tim & Dawn Law

1600s - 1990

051
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Over Fifty Years In The Village - A History

Of The Fellowship

Audrey Forgham

1950s - Present

052
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The Helmdon Rectory Bible Part 1
(see also article no. 61)

Katharine Ashley

Early 1800s
   053
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Helmdon And The World Beyond

Edward Parry

1653 - 1718
   054
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Shops in Helmdon

Ross Vicars

Late 1800s - Present

055
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A Helmdon Ghost Story - The Open Gate

Kay Bristow nee Pettifer

The 1940s

056
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Another Helmdon Ghost Story - The Shape

Kay Bristow nee Pettifer

The 1940s
   057
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History From Falcutt Fields

Michael Smith, with Val Moir

1500s - 2001
   058
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The History Of Helmdon Parish Council

Danny Moody

 1894 - 2004
059
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Two Rectors Of Helmdon & Their Links

With Wales

Edward Parry

Late  1600s, early 1700s

060
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Another Day To Remember (The American

aircraft crash at Astwell Castle farm)

Derek Ratledge

2009

061
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The Helmdon Rectory Bible Part 2

(Read article no. 52 before this one)

(opens as a PDF document)

Katharine Ashley

1600s
  064
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Glebe Farm Barn mid 1700s to present
065
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Notes from Minute Books Of Helmdon WI

Louise Stothard

1921 - 1926
  066
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The Helmdon Cart

Audrey Forgham

    1890s
   067
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The Watsons - The Story Of A Family

Nick Jackson

1790 - present
068
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Domesday Book - abstract       1086
069
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Another Helmdon Cart - This Time Belonging To

The Gulliver Family

Pre 1960s
  070
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"In Service" At Falcutt House In The Thirties

Phyllis Ballinger

The 1930s
  071
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Helmdon Buildings - Continuity And Change 16th century onwards

072
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The Shortlands of Helmdon

Mary Legge

1362 onwards

073
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Pryce Jones, Curate Of Helmdon

Robert Butler

1819 - 1855

077
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Wilson's Gazetteer (extract)
1870 - 1872
079
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Miss Wood Of Priory Farm & An Old Postcard From Lorsch
1907
080
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The Jubilee Wall
2012
   081
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The War Memorial Dedication Service

Early 1920s

 

082
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Helmdon's War Memorial  Project - The Men Behind the Names
pre and post 1914 - 1918
   083
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History of The Kneeler Group & Helmdon Stitchers

Jenny Overson

Early 80s to present
   084
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History Of The Baptist Chapel

John Coatsworth and Rosemary Gulliver

1840 - to present
   085
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History of Parents And Tots, Run By Helmdon Mothers' Union

Audrey Beattie

2007 - present
087
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Murder in Helmdon & Misadventure in Radstone          1297
088
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An Inventory Of Historical Monuments In The County Of Northamptonshire - Helmdon Entry  
089
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The Railways of Helmdon

Nick Catford 

1899 - 1966
090
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The Old Yew In The Churchyard

Tim Hills

 
091
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What's Up That Tower

Chris Pickford

1679 - 2009
092
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St Mary Magdalene Church Kneeler Project

Jenny Overson & Mary Nash

          2017
093
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The Old School Bell

Ross Vicars

1800s - present
094
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Old Postcard Looking from the Nibble & Clink Bridge    Pre-1903
095
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Some Helmdon Textile Workers

Dr Andrew Ratledge

  1683 - 1781

096
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Advent Windows Project 2016
2016

097
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Advent Windows Project 2017
2017

  098

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Advent Windows Project 2018         2018
100
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Helmdon Reading Room: One Hundred Years Old

Jean Spendlove

see also article no: 11

   1887 - 1987
101
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Helmdon Manor House (Forerunner of Manor Farm) early - early C20
102
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Imperial Gazateer Of England And Wales

John Marius  Goring

    1870 - 1872
103
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The History Of The Friends Of The Churchyard

Judith Cairns

     1998 - 2019

104

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The History Of The WEA 1959 - 2018

Audrey Forgham

1959 - 2018

105

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Old Photo WI Outing to Portsmouth 1900s
106
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Closure of WEA Helmdon branch     1948 - 2019
 107
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Some Twenty Years In The Planning: A Resumé Of The Origins Of The School Playing Field

Audrey Forgham

    1947 - 1962
 108
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Snippet: John Fairbrother     1930 - 2019
 109
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Details of project   Helmdon In 1939 and 2019

Ross Vicars

     1939, 2019
110
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Notes on The Sharon Belle Research Album

Research: Derek Ratledge,  presented by Audrey Forgham

1943
111
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The Friends of St Mary Magdalene: The First Twenty Five Years

Audrey Forgham

  2009 -  present
112
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Snippet: Astwell Castle - The Countess of Huntingdon

Marjorie Watson

   1700s

113

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Leaflet/Map of Countryside Walks in Helmdon 

  1988

114

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Manors Maketh Man - Book By David Blunt   2020
115
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Memory Lane, Helmdon - Looking Back Twenty Years

Danny Moody

2000 - 2020
116
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The Old Barn  1970s
117
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The Fairbrother Family

Audrey Forgham

1678 - 2019
118
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Why Hintons Close?

Audrey Forgham

1349 - 1981
119
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The Shortland Story

Audrey Forgham

1362 - 1940s
120
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Off To School

NFWI

1872 - 1940s

121
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100 Years Of Helmdon Branch WI

Audrey Forgham

1921-2021
122
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The Jubilee Wood - New Planting For The Platinum Jubilee 2022
123
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Helmdon History Exhibition 2022

124

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Astwell Castle

John Coatsworth

1066