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The Village People


Back Row:  Vera Hornby,  Joyce Hornby


Middle row:  Rose Dobson,  Boy?,  Doris Braithwaite,  Jane Sherwood,  Earnest Sherwood,  Thomas Henry Foxton


Front Row:  Martha Blades,  Betty Walton,  Isobel Smith,  Jack ( John) Foxton,  Sid Rex,  Cecil Foxton,  Bill Grummitt


Vera and Joyce Hornby were daughters of Willie Hornby (brother of Tally who lived in Yew cottage) of Lance Butts cottage not related to the George Hornby's line, Martha Blades was George Hornby's sister.  Rose Dobson became Mrs Mothersdale and wrote "A personal account".


Doris Braithwaite was the cousin of Elsie Sleightholme from the Sun Inn, Isobel Smith was the daughter of Annie Timm's and the mother of Alan Smith, the girl Betty Walton, Sophia (Cissie) Walton's daughter.


Thomas Henry Foxton lived at Pasture House and was the father of Tom & Cecil, Jack Foxton was the brother of Thomas Henry, and he lived in Fernleigh cottage with brother Bob and sister Alice, Cecil Foxton married Chrissie Tomlinson (brother was Joey) and lived in Vine Cottage.  Their daughter Rita was a friend of Margaret Wood.


Sid Rex father of George, Sid & Lily of Broats farm, Salton; Bill Grummitt was a horseman at Normanby Hill for S. S. Lockwood JP he left Normanby around 1937 and returned to his native Melton Mowbray, enlisting in the Royal Artillery as a driver/signaller early 1938, and served thought-out W.W.2, as Sergeant dispatch rider.

Earnest Sherwood (1881-1958) was a Tailor at Piercy End, Kirkbymoorside.




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