All Our Stories

Thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund ‘All Our Stories’ programme, we have been researching our village history and local stories.

Click here to download the ‘All Our Stories’ PDF leaflet.

We would love to hear your stories about the village – please click here to submit them.

The Best Years of my Life
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I was born in Pear Tree House in 1937, I lived in the village til my marriage in 1957. Later in Pear Tree Yard and Orchard House. They were happy years. Ashley Braithwaite was the head master at school, and Miss Husbands was the teacher. I live in Hampshire now, but always remember my youth […]

Ediths Story
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I have attempted to attach the file again but if it doesn’t arrive I will be more than willing to send a hard copy if I could have an ddress. My sister died in November last year and if you have no records of this period someone might be interested. it is being used in […]

Ediths Story
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This is an account of my sisters, almost 6yrs) stay as an evacuee in Blennerhasset. I was also an evacuee for a while in Baggrow and attended the school for a short time. I would be grateful for an acknowledgement of receipt if that is possible please. Hello Ethel – I can only see your […]

Blennerhassett surname

For some years I have researched history of the Blennerhassett family (usually spelled with two “t”) whose origins lie within the lovely village of Blennerhasset (in modern times spelled with one “t”). The results of research to date may be seen at and your further contributions are requested, they may be sent via that […]

Glimpses of Village & Family Life by Margaret Bremner

GLIMPSES of VILLAGE & FAMILY LIFE in 20th Century BLENNERHASSET These memories have been related to me by one present inhabitant and one former inhabitant of the village. THE MAN : was born here as were his father and his grandparents who lived in Beech Tree Yard  — going back to the late 19th century — […]