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  1. I enjoyed your piece about the Blair family and thought you might be interested to know that George Young Blair's entry in the Sherborne School Book of Remembrance is available on Flickr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/98140820@N03/9342494226/in/set-72157634373737382

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  2. With a photograph of the young man in uniform before his death in 1915. Thank you for letting me know.

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  3. you have a very interesting site thank you I stumbled upon it whilst tracing my Oxley family in Stokesley. I love the films about moving the farm. The War Horse part was very moving. Many thanks Liz Narey

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  4. B Baumohl

    I would love for you to follow up with Skutterskelf/ Rudby Hall from the early 1900's to Present with focus on the Middlesbough Artist and Racing HODGSON family with mention of how Frank arranged the purchase of the hall with 2 other families after WWII and the ultimate progression from derelict to luxury Hotel and events location. Of interest would be how the lawyer fro a Bankrupt Corp came to own the property.

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  5. Enjoyed the History would like to see it updated to current times bb

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  6. Just stumbled across your blog. Currently researching my husband's family - many lived in the North Yorkshire/Stokesley, etc area (surnames include Souter, Parkin, Fenwick, Porteus, etc). Thank you for providing such a valuable link.

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  7. I apologize if this posted more than once (weird issues with my internet) - but I wanted to say, I was amazed to come across this blog. And as an avid fan of the Bronte sisters, I have delved deeper and deeper into the history of Yorkshire. I've not had the pleasure of finding any online community or fanbase dedicated to this interest, so I'm really glad I found this! Victorian-era/19th century Yorkshire especially peaks my interest - it was really cool to have been able to read some posts on that especially. I actually recently started a blog on the Bronte sisters and their fanbase (at whatsupwithbrontemania.wordpress.com). If you are interested, it would be awesome if you checked it out!

    Well done on this blog - and keep writing!

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  8. My great-grandfather was William Hall Burnett (1840-1916) born in Stokesley. After being apprenticed to William Braithwaite, Printer of Ord's history of cleveland, he moved to Middlesbrough to become a Printer, Stationer and News Paper Proprietor . In 1878 he fell on hard times and instigated proceeding for liquidation by arrangement or composition. THe first meeting of creditors was held at his solicitor's J. R.Stubbs, 8 Albert Road Middlesbrough. 11.30 am 27th November 1878. I was fascinated to find on your blog J.R.Stubbs' diary. I assume that it was not a diary of clients appts and find I difficult to decipher the first word for the 27th November - can you help. Anything you can contribute regarding my great-grandfather would be most helpful. Thank you David (Burnett)

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  9. How fascinating. I'm afraid the entry for Wednesday 27 November 1878 only says "Mbro [Middlesbrough] 8.45 Office 5.40" - pretty much the same entry as the previous day, indicating the train he took to the office and the train he took home. I suppose it's possible that there might have been books relating to John Stubbs' clients amongst the papers of Meek, Stubbs & Barnley deposited by my father at Teesside Archives - it might be worth enquiring there.

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