Around Newport and Broomfleet
Around Newport and Broomfleet (Tempus, Stroud, 2003) – is a pictorial history of the community which grew on Wallingfen in East Yorkshire following the cutting of the Market Weighton canal in 1770.
This comprehensive book is a pictorial history of the communities at River Bridge on the banks of the Market Weighton Canal, later known as Newport, and villages between Howden and the Wolds, including Broomfleet, Faxfleet and Brantingham.
Compiled from over 150 archive images this fascinating volume provides a glimpse into the history of this part of East Yorkshire during the last two centuries, capturing images of important buildings and places of worship, transport and local industry, as well as the people who have lived and worked here.
For more information contact Naomi Hall at Tempus on 01453 883300 or
Research in the West Riding
Thomas Smith of Beevor Hall appeared as an article in the June 2013 issue of Domus Historiae, the journal of the Barnsley Family History Society.
Also of Yorkshire interest is Kate’s research into the Hollis family, originally of Rotherham. This family of cutlers established in London, with a branch also in St Albans. Of particular note, by then with little interest in the cutlery trade is Thomas Hollis V, an eighteenth century republican philosopher and philanthropist, who attended St Albans School and about whom Kate has lectured for the St Albans and Hertfordshire Architectural and Archaeological Society.
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