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Its lovely web site I learnt a lot about the village I was born in thank you .
My Parents moved to Wheathampstead from Edgware after they were married in 1937. Their names were Gommaire Adolphe George Van Looy and my mother Florence Elizabeth Kathleen Hobden. My Father family came from Belgium although my father was born in England. During the war he worked as an aircraft fitter for the De Havilland Aircraft factory
I have five of my brothers and one sister born in the village from 1940 to 1951 when myself (Yvonne)and my twin brother Julian was born so if any one remembers the 'Van Looy' family we lived at 7 Dyke Lane. It be nice to have a photo of the house we lived at as I cant remember it as we left the village cir 1951 and moved to Essex
My parents attended the St Thomas More Church , Wheathampstead and my older siblings were baptized there although I don't know the dates. Photograph shown is of my brother and sister with my parents about 1947/8.
If anyone remember my family as I am searching my family history or any
photos of the old house please. Kind Regards,
I have just come across your website and thought I would add a word or two. My name is Jean Whalley and I lived in Wheathampstead in Granary Close with my husband (Bill) and sons Christopher and Roger from 1971 until we moved to St.Neots in Cambridgeshire in 1999. Bill passed away in 2001, Christopher and his wife live in Cheshire and Roger, his wife and two sons live 5 miles from me in Great Staughton. I keep in touch with a few friends in the village and try to visit every now and then. Looking at your website brought back very happy memories i.e. being in pantomimes which the W.I. put on at the Memorial Hall every January for many years. Bill used to help with the lighting along with Sam Collins.
If anybody with like to contact me my e mail address is - (May 2007)
I wondered if anyone has any knowledge about the beginnings of Helmets
Ltd. and its founder, or ? co-founder Thomas Noblett. Thank you.
Thankyou for a trip down memory lane. I came across your site while
researching family history. I grew up in Kimpton, but have fond memories
of attending Wheathampstead Secondary School when it first opened in 1965/66, a
great pity that it had to close, wonder what happened to some of the original
teachers i.e Mr. Newlands who taught science and maths, Miss Houghton (she
married Mr Newlands) taught geography (?) may be history as well ? Mrs Kirby
arts and pottery and Mrs Elliott house craft/cookery. I also got my first
full time job working in Busby chemist (as it was in 1969/70). The village
has changed a lot since my teenage years, but still seems to retain some of its
old charm. The photo gallery is brilliant.
I am pleased to say that the guest book is now operational again.
However input is via email as the previous system was being missused by advertisers
My sister told me of this site. It brought many happy memories of our childhood 1958 -1969. It was the most happy time ever. Thank you for the trip down memory lane!
This is Michelle Burton, Melanie's sister who's message appears somewhere below. She mentioned this site so I thought I should take a look. I was only 8 when we moved to the States so have little memory of what I still refer to as home.
hello.i have two lost uncles named george and william[bill]Ellis, who i believe moved to Wheathampstead in the 40s or50s, they had siblings of Marie, Elieen, Maud,
Doll [alice,] these girls were evacuated from E.London in 1940ish to Devon and stayed
there. The two brothers were enlisted. After the war they moved to Wheathampstead where they married two sisters, i think!
I was born in wheathampstead and my family (the riddell family)used to live up wheathampstead hill,we moved away when i was 3 in 1949 but often returned to visit my gran and aunt who lived in wayside cottage wheathampstead hill,their name was Bracey. I also had a aunt sylvia Field who used to live at 46 Necton road,sadly these people are all deceased now.But i have many memories of Wheathampstead and when we stayed at my grans cottage we often played on the Wick behind her cottage.My grandfather owned a saddlers shop in the high st in the early 1900s.love to here from anyone who remembers our family or the braceys etc .Love the website
I have been looking for information to follow up with family and friends I have lost touch with and came across this site. I was born in England and attended Beech Hyde School in Wheathampstead and then moved to the United States in 1985, if anyone can help me find out some information, please feel free to email me.
Wheathampstead, No county/state, UK - 07:17:03 Monday 16 January 2006
I was just looking for information on my family (Rainsdon) and stumbled upon this site. If you know anything more on Henry Rainsdon I would appreciate it. My family records show nothing of him.
Thoroughly enjoyed reading Pam Murray's 'Memories of Wheathampstead 1941 - 1976' and would be most interested to hear from anyone with any memories or information regarding Miss 'Bubbles' Rainbow (Zuleka), the girl guide captain, as I think we may be distantly related.
No town/city, No county/state, No country - 20:01:34 Wednesday 07 September 2005
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