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93. Steve Greef - 2010-09-02 17:50:14

I never tire of looking at your wonderful Colkirk Site


92. Louise Gailey - 2010-08-24 10:22:03

Am trying to research my motherís family, in particular her great grandfather - Robert Catton. Robert married??? Rose and at some point they moved to London. Am looking for this Robertís family. There are 2 possibilities. Can you help please ????? Many thanks, in advance


91. Raymond Watts - 2010-07-27 19:33:22

I am researching family istory and have found many relations in the 19th century with surname Wright mainly Agricultural Labourers


90. graham lewis - 2010-07-16 13:42:09

m y grandmother was born in colkirk in may 1899 her birth name was southerland seems a beautiful village


89. Susan Breakell - 2010-06-29 14:20:34

Thanks for your message Anne (Rogers) - and sorry for the delay. My father lived in Colkirk during 1920s/1930s with the Bartabys (possibly his great uncle/aunt - think her name was Jane). He eventually moved to Africa in late 1940s and we would spend summer holidays in Colkirk when we visited the UK. If you have progressed with your Bartaby tree please let me know!


88. Debbie A - 2010-06-28 12:52:44

Researching some Norfolk villages. Very good site and full of information for a village that is quite small. Quite fancy a visit now. http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/thumbsup.gif


87. Peter Sweet - 2010-06-09 13:59:33

Doing a little research into my ancestor Rev James Sweet after inheriting an item given to him by his ícongregation and friendsí when he left Woodville in 1854.


86. Sallie & Peter Cassidy - 2010-04-20 04:29:10

We lived at The Elms {now Poppywell} from 1984-1991. Crown Road. Very fond memories and still good frinds in the area.
Spent very happy hours at our neighboughs The Crown.


85. Geri Rees - 2010-03-29 12:06:41

Just doing a little research as some friends and I will be staying in Colkirk in May. Its a very interesting and usful site. I particularly liked Mary Jane Sweets water colours.. they are delightful. Thankyou http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/01_smile.gif


84. Keith - 2010-03-13 23:44:55

Thanks. Great site by the way. http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/40_rockon.gif




83. Phillip Wright - 2010-03-12 21:44:29

Hello What great memories some great photos of my Dad Eric Wright, My Grandad and Great Grandad........really moving. My farther is sadly with us no more and laid to rest in Old Newton Suffolk.It would be great to meet any one who new him.

Thanks for all the photos posted what a discovery.. http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/05_wink.gif


http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/homepage.gif82. Keith Emmerson - 2010-03-12 14:04:36

I have just added a link to your site on my "useful links" page. Please come and visit the new Colkirk FC website and maybe adde a link to it on your website?


Many thanks,


81. Celia Catton - 2010-03-11 00:38:51

I feel I have really connected with my Colkirk ancestors through this great site. My family lived and worked at Colkirk House in (and before)1851 and the War Memorial commemorates many young Cattons who lost their lives in the Great War. Thank you for taking the time to help us íoutsidersíconnect with our past. http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/thumbsup.gif


80. Pauline Wright- Simpkin - 2010-03-09 20:21:59

Hi, found this website while i was searching for my relatives....fantastic...i think my cousins live in Colkirk. I am waiting to make contact. Thank you webmaster. http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/static.gif


79. Andre Heal - 2010-03-03 11:45:01

My house is called, "Pattesley House" and I just looked up "Pattesley" out of curiosity. The house was named in 1898 - presumably there was a connection with the village.


78. Claire - 2009-12-30 01:03:38

What a great web site, I have traced my Nelson family back to Colkirk in the late 1600ís.


77. Rebecca Ward - 2009-12-09 15:35:27

Iím so proud of my dad (Ashley Ward)for currently raising money for Colkirk Pre- School by selling raffle tickets at Ward Of Fakenham. A strip of raffle tickets are £1. Please buy yours at Wards! ;)


76. Anthony Hoare - 2009-11-30 10:45:30

What a wonderful village resource.


75. Tom Compton - 2009-11-22 18:26:12

Hello all. Lets all give Geoff a pat on the back (not to hard) for this great site. I am wondering if anyone as any information on the forgotten Colkirk blacksmith William EASTICK who I think was the blacksmith in Dereham road before the Wrights. In 1869 Easticks daughter Elizabeth married a Henry Wright. Can anyone remember the layout of the buildings at the forge, Geoff and I are always looking for photos of the forge and chapel in Dereham road or people in the street with the forge or chapel in the background (weddings)? All the best Tom


74. Anne Rogers - 2009-11-11 20:29:46

Read Susan Breakallís reply to my email. Sorry not to get back sooner. Would love to know about your father and who in the Bartaby family took him in and where?
My mother was a Bartaby.


73. Rosa Maria - 2009-11-11 16:35:39


Iím looking for the Pauls. Bernard(father), Jeanette (mother), Bernice(daugther) and James (son).

They lived in Colkirk in 1994. I was at their home in a interchange trip whith Fakemhamís HighSchool. Iím from Paiporta (Valencia- Spain)

Please, if you can give them my e-mail--> rosa_la_profe@hotmail.com

Thank you very much http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/34_worshippy.gif
Best regards

Rosa Maria


72. GORDON GALE. - 2009-11-09 08:44:18

Thanks alot for your COLKIRK WEBSITE GEOFF.I appreciate it very much.I was married in COLKIRK CHURCH on Aug 18,1951 and hope to be buried in COLKIRK CHURCH YARD.I,am now 83yrs old.


71. David Wyatt - 2009-11-02 00:20:33

My family tree was almost at a standstill until I happened upon this wonderful site. Thanks to all the hard work of contributors to the site I can actually put faces to my very old relatives. I am open to the exchange of mutual information. The earliest relative I have on my tree is Tristram Harper about 1618, and James Rutland about 1742
Awesome site..Thanks http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/thumbsup.gif


70. Jack Howling - 2009-10-31 12:19:41

signed in for school project


69. Lis Haslam - 2009-10-23 13:26:55

We are trying to find out more about the area in general (we live at Weasenham) and have found your website fascinating - thank you for such an interesting read http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/01_smile.gif


68. Helen - 2009-10-19 10:27:32

I think the web site is great - we have just purchased a house in Dereham Road and are looking forward to moving in soon. It is great to see there is a real community as we are moving from Surrey and we will need a little help settling in.
Helen and Keith


67. John Parker - 2009-10-10 13:06:17

Great website. I had a dream last night about Colkirk (30 years after leaving)so I decided to take a look at the website which brought it all back again. It was an emotional dream oddly, but the website made me smile. Great memories living down Dereham rd. The banhams were always kind enough to let us play tennis on their court, Pat and Rose use to let me have a few drinks in the Crown when I should have been home studying for my GCEs, the barn dances at the Joices were great fun and to top it all, prize bingo in the hall, a brace of pheasants and a bag of spuds top prize. Long may it continue


66. Maryanne Pearce - 2009-09-25 12:43:09

Have found the website really helpful with my move to the village! It was great to see that everyone takes such pride in their past, present and future.

We are looking forward to becoming part of village life.

Maryanne, Jon, Izzy and Abigail http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/06_tongue.gif


65. James Aldous - 2009-09-15 13:51:15

Really enjoyed looking at your website, found a couple of pictures of family members who used to live in the village - Jack Aldous and Violet Aldous (Harrison). Many thanks for all the hard work!!! Regards



64. Susan Breakell - 2009-08-18 16:50:42

Read Anneís note with interest as my father (John Breakell born in 1920s) was brought up by the Bartabys.


http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/homepage.gif63. Steve Greef - 2009-08-10 21:44:55

Not been across of late, but when we do looking forward to a chat http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/28_shiny.gif


62. Anne Rogers - 2009-07-25 12:39:27

I am researching Batterby/Bartaby. George Batterby was born in Colkirk in 1739. I cant find where his father was born and when, all I know is that he was called George and buried in St Maryís churchyard, Colkirk in 1748. Can anyone help please? Thank you. Anne


61. Ed Russell - 2009-06-09 10:22:33

I am researching my ancestors who came from your beautiful village. His name was John Lake, born 6 Jan. 1802. Sailing on the Ocean departing from Portmouth on 1 Jan 1820 and arriving at Algoa Bay (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) on 15 April 1820.
His parents information is as follows;-
Name Thomas
Born about 1790 in Colkork
Mrried about 1801 to Mary Trollop.
Died on the 27 Oct. 1839.
It would be greatly appreaciated if you could let me have any information about,Thomas and Maryís parents and any other generations,what it was like in the Village around their time,why would John at the age of 19 want to immagrate to South Africa and other intersting information. Many thanks Ed


60. Kerrie Halilovic - 2009-05-29 05:25:11

Enjoyed seeing pictures of my great grandparents Herbert and Eberlener CATTON from Kerrie in Australia


59. Margaret Stock - 2009-05-26 22:17:42

My husbands family are descendants of Richard Holland of Colkirk the family originated in Swineshead Lincolnshire and his decedents were Rectors at Sedgeford http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/01_smile.gif


58. Paul Meek - 2009-05-25 13:59:17

We have just discovered that our decendent John Meek was married in Colkirk in 1763 to Elizabth Pearce and being from Australia I wanted to get a feel for your Parish. We hope future searches will yield more information on our family and its link to Colkirk.

Thanks Paul Meek, Australia


57. David Whittredge - 2009-05-17 00:11:52

I am the 4th generation that has been searching of the origin of our English ancestor William Whitred and finally I have found it thanks to the Internet and all those tireless catalogers of parish records. His village was of course Colkirk, which he left with his wife and son in 1632-1635. I am delighted and charmed to discover you and this excellent website and hope to pay you a visit this summer.
David Whittredge
Arlington, Massachusetts


http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/homepage.gif56. Mike Onassis - 2009-03-26 09:10:50

Hi to everybody in Colkirk,

Congratulations on such an interesting and informative website. Iím looking forward to working with the Friends of Colkirk at the beginning of Autumn regarding their Crocus Corner Scheme.In the meantime I wish everybody a enjoyable Spring and Summer and of course good weather to go with it!

Mike Onassis
Pride in Breckland Coordinator
Breckland Council


55. Graham Collison - 2009-03-13 19:32:52

Because of my family history research I visited your beautiful kept village of Colkirk last year, which is a credit to the parishioners.

My Gx2 Grandfather Samuel Moore Collison (1795-1858) is buried in St Maryís Graveyard. Samuel had married twice Rebecca Drew (c1799-1827) and Ann Dunn (c1801-1861) who is buried with Samuel and one of their sons Henry Dunn Collison (1836-1837)

My Gx1 Grandfather Charles Collison (1829-1881) was born in Colkirk as was my Grandfather Arthur Collison (1867-1928)

Samuel Collison (1696-1767) who is buried with his wife Lucy Godfrey and linked with Gable End and the Crown Public House is my Gx5 Grandfather George Collisonís (1680-1768) brother.

My mother Lilian May Collison (Green) (1906-1977) who was born in Dereham is part of the Green families who resided in Weasenham and surrounding villages. Lilian married Edward Arthur Collison (1903Ė1955) who was born in Litcham. There is another link to the Green family via my Grandmother Susannah Elizabeth Oxbury (1870 Castle Acre-1923 West Lexham)on my fatherís side

The Collison family line can be trace back to 1432 to Ingham Norfolk/Suffolk ?

I hope to revisit Colkirk this year and have a pint in the Crown Pub.


http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/homepage.gif54. Martin Hall - 2009-03-02 09:05:45

Norfolk is a lovely area, so your village must be so too, I was stationed at RAF Marham in `60/`61 and found Norfolk to be a really homely county, proper country folk.


53. Stephen James - 2009-02-25 04:21:21

My granmothers family(Johnson)came from Colkirk, I have traced them back to the early 1800ís. Looking forward to visiting the village later this year..in the hope of meeting a distant relation or two.


52. Susan Breakell - 2009-02-20 13:54:05

Brought back many childhood memories of our family visits to Colkirk in 1950s. My father John Breakell was brought up in Colkirk - and my brother John and I attended his school during our visits from Africa. I recall playing in the nearby fields to our cottage and of course frequent visits to the sweet shop!


51. Vicky Catton - 2009-02-17 20:05:58

Thank You so much for putting these pictures on this site! i have seen my grandad, Albert (Bumper) Catton in his early days now! He was such a handsome man! Its nice to know that he does still lives on!, not only in his families hearts & memories... http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/01_smile.gif


50. Tony Nelson - 2009-02-09 19:17:03

Hello i have traced my family tree back to the Nelsons in Colkirk.Hope to visit with the family one day,looks a lovely place.I am an Aussie so i hope you`ll let me back there,lol.


49. David Whiteside - 2009-01-29 19:34:39

I refer to Paul Rosenthall . I aam Sorry I forgot Elsie and I ddo remember well you coming for drinks with me, I will not try and put a number on them, but really used to enjoy our selves.Still go in the Crown but not so often now.


48. Lin Shukla (nee Linda Reed) - 2009-01-16 01:37:29

I have no connection with Colkirk, unfortunately, but just happened upon your page of photos and history and was so charmed by it! Iím from California, living near San Francisco, but my maternal grandmother came from Aberdeen (a Grant), and her husband was from Birmingham (a Brockington), so I do have UK roots. Whether or not thatís why Iím a hopeless Anglophile, I donít know! Iíve visited the UK several times, but only gotten as close to your village as Barton Mills near Mildenhall. Hopefully someday I can visit Colkirk and the lovely surroundings. I love seeing the photos of your village, especially the faces of past residents. Theyíre wonderful to see.

Thanks very much for sharing yourselves with the world! http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/38_bye.gif


47. Mike Dodman - 2009-01-11 23:43:32

Fascinating. Three generations of my family were born in Colkirk - Thomas DODMAN in 1776 (his father having moved from Hempton), David in 1800 and then my great gr/father Christmas in 1843. And to think that around the time he was born, Colkirk only had 48 dwellings. The family then moved westwards, my grandfather Allen being born in E. Rudham in 1881. They then moved towards Norwich (where I was born) and I have finished up in the Midlands, via Ipswich and Cardiff!!
(Must get back to the area to do some exploring.)
(Recommended to your site by Heather Gooch of Horningtoft H.Soc.)


46. Sheila Danks - 2009-01-07 14:38:58

My Great Great Great Grandfather (Robert Beart) who was a horse dealer lived at Colkirk House about 1851. He had lots of children, governess and servants etc. His wife was Sophia Beart. Frank Beart (his 4th child) was my Great Great Grandfather who enlisted in the Army and was posted to India. This began the start of four generations born and living in India.
If anyone has any information about Robert Beart Iíd be very interested to know.


45. Paul Rosenthal - 2009-01-06 16:46:46

I agree with Sandra R...what an interesting site...then of course I would as we shared the same grandfather.
David Whiteside...you mention Sandraís father Stan and our uncle Eric but do not mention my mother Elsie.
I seem to remember visiting Colkirk amny times as a child with my mother and father (also a Stan) and them both taking a drink or three with you in the Crown...happy days.



44. yvonne and chris osborne - 2009-01-04 19:43:50

lovely photos saw our aunt sheila wix on one photograph


http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/homepage.gif43. Tim Nelson - 2009-01-02 18:47:17

As for your previous visitor I am also a descendant of the Nelsons of Colkirk and just stopped by to say hello!


42. JAMIE BENNETT - 2008-12-27 19:38:41

Hi great website
pleanty of info about the nelson family as iam a reletion of the nelsons on my mothers side great to see them pictures keep it up

my family tree is tracved back to the nelsons of colkirk

jamie bennett


http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/homepage.gif41. Mr Samuel M Smyth II - 2008-12-22 02:55:27

Merry X-Mas From Patrick Sam Lori Smyth U.S.A God Bless


40. Steve Greef - 2008-11-14 21:45:22

Never have I met such friendly people as the people of Colkirk, thank you for making my wife Megan & myself so welcome http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/static.gif


39. Mike Stamford - 2008-11-10 17:51:57

We live in Abu Dhabi - but my parents live in Whissonsett Road.
Coming back for a cold Christmas in Colkirk - and looking forward to going to the Crown again....


38. David Whiteside - 2008-11-02 19:56:55

There are so many interesting people mentioned on this site who I Know, I donít know where to start. Eric and Stanley wright were friends of mine. Shirley Laing (Wix) I went to school with and now keep in touch with. I know the Crane family aand was in the army with Peter. Alan of cause is still in the village.I was born here in 1935.


37. Shirley Laing(nee Wix) - 2008-10-24 10:14:06

The message from Nigel Walker interested me. I knew the Crane family very well. Ruth was one of my best friends, sadly I havnt had any contact for many years. I was at the village school from 1941 - 1947. Shirley Laing (nee Wix)


36. Sandra Rushton Nee Wright - 2008-10-11 09:47:26

What an interesting site. My grandfather was Leonard Wright who is pictured.



35. Steve Greef - 2008-10-05 21:46:14

The site gets better each time I visit it. Going to attempt to find Colkirk very soon, along with Oxwick


34. sarah - 2008-09-26 08:04:48

I lived in colkirk for the 10 happyest years of my life. my dad was priest there and the people were so lovely.


33. VANESSA CHRISTIE - 2008-09-17 21:47:48

I am researching my family history and my great great grandfather, Isaac Johnson was born in Colkirk. The website is very interesting.
Vanessa Christie


32. Lisa Rosenthal - 2008-09-10 18:12:18

What a fab site, I am currently researching my late gradmothers family tree and they have strong links to Colkirk, my great great grandad was the blacksmith and I have just been able to see a photo of my Grandmaís Uncleís Wedding!! Just wish she could have seen. Hope to discover more get in touch with someone who can explain more. thanks http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/thumbsup.gif


31. Tessa Spencer - 2008-08-26 11:51:30

I enjoyed looking at the website.
I have just discovered that my G G grandfather lived in Colkirk. His name was George Harper b.1814 and he was a basket maker. He married Margaret Langley in 1837 and had 7 children. Anybody with any connection with these families is welcome to get in touch.
Tessa Spencer


30. Heather Gooch - 2008-08-11 20:12:12

My grandfather John James Green lived at Heath Farm where Edith my mother and siblings were born. Lovely to find my gt grandfather and other relatives on this web site.

Have today been put in touch with Keith Wright via this web site. Thank you.



29. Stephen Parker - 2008-07-28 11:23:18

This is a great web site. I had totally forgotten what a beautiful village Colkirk was. I am married with 3 boys and live in Australia. I lived in Colkirk for most of my childhood. I went to the village primary school but wasnít a great student, I spent most of my childhood roaming around the country side, I could still walk for miles around the village with my eyes closed. We all love Australia but this village is still a big part of me. Good on yaí Colkirk.


28. maureen whiteside - 2008-07-16 09:23:43



27. Nigel WALKER - 2008-07-06 14:38:18

I was asked to look on the internet by my mother who was Margaret Crane, sister of Alan, Ida, Pat, Ruth, Peter.
Any photos of the above would be great.


26. s.a.mendham - 2008-07-04 11:01:53

we have been in the village now for 31 years and have enjoyed living here karl & lucille both went to the school and got on very well ,


25. Ralph Batten - 2008-06-11 09:14:41

I was a pupil at Colkirk from 1954 to 1957 I then went on to Fakenham S M. My self and Paul Hudson used to cycle from East Raynham to Colkirk school every day. http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/40_rockon.gif


24. Shirley Laing(nee Wix) - 2008-05-26 12:14:55

I was born in Colkirk 1936 and went to school there. I was taught by Mr Jarvis. Mrs Jarvis also taught needlework. I was married by Rev Peter Bradshaw in 1955. Happy times... I will be pleased to hear from anyone who remembers the Wix family.


23. celia richardson(nee Bradshaw) - 2008-05-06 20:18:19

My father was Rector of Colkirk from 1951-1957. I have very happy memories of living at the Rectory and of going to the village school with Mr Jarvis. I much enjoyed browsing your site!

Celia Richardson


22. Sharon Kirk - 2008-04-28 16:38:23

Fantastic website as researching my family history, (from Scotland) so great to be able to view the village where the Bartaby & Nelson families orginate from. If anyone has any information about Fred Bartaby, born 1868 (he was my great grandfather) or the Nelsons that we like to share I would be really happy to hear from them.


21. Tom Lyons - 2008-04-18 13:24:05

G`day all.It is many years since I last visited Norfolk, having lived in Brisbane for the last 49 years. I have fond memories of the place,as I spent my honeymoon in Harleston in 1952. I would like to visit again, but sadly that is only a dream now.Good luck to all in Colkirk. Tom Lyons......


20. Helen Seiver - 2008-04-15 06:23:07

It is great to see small communities with their own web sites. Congratulations from another small community person in Western Australia who recently discovered her 4th cousin in your community.


19. Anne Rogers - 2008-03-24 13:16:37

A great site. I have found out some information about a Bartaby who is a member of my family.


18. Jenny Patience - 2008-02-14 18:29:16

Just like the village of Colkirk, your website is delightful to visit!

Jenny Patience


17. Steve Greef - 2008-02-12 18:45:45

A wonderful site, always a pleasure to visit http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/static.gif


16. Yvonne Cathrine/Roger Greef - 2008-02-07 15:38:21

We were very interested to find the piece about our grandfather R G Greef and his wife Eliza. There were two other children Ruby and Jack (our father) who were brought up by relatives in North Shields. Jack later returned to Norfolk and lived with an aunt in Oxwick. http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/thumbsup.gif


15. Gary - 2008-02-06 20:50:42

Hi Geoff & Jenny,what a great web site that was to look through.But you know we will be back soon to see you & your lovely village very soon.Kind regards Gary & Lyn.


14. Sylvia (nee Catton) Australia - 2008-01-31 07:02:41

Enjoyed looking through the site once again. Will be back.


13. Steve Greef - 2008-01-27 21:23:50

Splendid site. Growing all the time. will certainly visit again. Nice to see some of my family in the oldie pictures on this site, Thank You


12. Joanne Godwin - 2008-01-24 19:48:46

Hi, I lived in Colkirk until my family moved to Scotland, some 16 years ago. We all returned last year for a brief visit and still have dear friends (Liz and Bernard Smith!) in the village. I have just looked through your website and it was lovely to see the photos and read the history. many happy memories brought forward again. Thanks.


11. Leonard Codling - 2007-10-09 22:29:39

Thanks to Geoff Clark who suggested I go to this website, my brother and I attended school here from 1955 to 1961, I have many happy memories of those times. I do have a school photo from that time which I must look up and pass on to you, Mr Jarvis I recall lived in the adjacent school house and they kept the garden lovely. I also remember Mrs Nelson’s smiling face in the kitchen, I also remember running across the playground and falling heavily, I was lifted up by an older girl whose name escapes me, and led off to have my grazes tended to, such a lovely period of my life. I now live in fakenham with my Irish wife of 34 years, we have 3 grown up children who all live in fakenham,2 boys and 1 girl, 2 married 1 single , I will be back to visit you again . http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/forum/static.gif


10. Janet Banks - 2007-09-25 19:43:06

Am tracing my COLLISON family history--a Thomas Collison made a will in Colkirk in 1605 is one of the earliest references I have come across.
Brilliant website--thanks.


9. Rosemary Pearce - 2007-09-16 21:12:01

I heard about the website through my father Arthur George Nelson who was born in Colkirk in 1921. I have printed off the information for him as he has lived in Gloucestershire for
the last 60 years. I brings back many memories of holidays spent with my grandmother Daphne Nelson of Timperley Estate.
It was also a surprise to find a photograph on the site of my aunt Vera Nelson which was taken in 1930. I sent her a copy as she lives in Hertfordshire and has just had her 88th birthday.


8. Veronica Green - 2007-09-07 18:51:29

I found this very interesting as I was born in Colkirk in 1947. Was nice to see all of the pictures and of the people from the old times.


7. Bob Wayne - 2007-08-23 21:52:54

Yes I found a picture with me outside the church in the 1950s (or rather I remember the photo) and one of Father Fred Wayne’s back at the opening of the graveyard extension.

I remember faces and names from that period, the village was my home 1946-64, there were a lot of us


6. Gavin Halls - 2007-08-11 11:37:48

Lived in the village from late 70’s through the 80’s in Gainsborough House, Market Hill. Have many good memories of the village. A fantastic place to grow up playing cricket and football on the campyngland then moving on from that to The Crown as years progressed.


5. Heather - 2007-08-10 00:28:09

Hello from Tasmania - One of my ancestors - Susan Whatley was born in Colkirk in 1807 - she came out here in 1836. I was delighted to find your site and all the more so because of the very interesting photographs. Genealogy isn’t very interesting if it is simply a collection of names and dates,so thankyou for adding more colour to the picture


4. Maureen Smith - 2007-07-29 13:35:09

Have just spent an interesting Sunday afternoon reading this website. Absolutely fascinating. Look forward to more photos. Keep up the good work Geoff.


3. Jill & Dean Cook - 2007-05-30 11:05:27

This is an excellent insight into the history of Colkirk and so informative. It clearly explains how the village has become what it is today. An excellent pice of work, well done.


2. Mike High - 2007-04-11 21:59:12

Only just found this site, born in village 1946, so great to see so many familiar faces, especially my late father, Bill, and his mates.


http://www.a-free-guestbook.com/images/homepage.gif1. Early Guestbook Entries - 2007-04-09 07:59:10

Wes & Sharon Williams United Kingdom 14.12.2006 12;31;58
Nice to see places and people we knew

Patrick M Makins United Kingdom 15.12.2006 15;24;10
Very impressive website for a small village. Youíve done a good job Geoff

Ken Templey United Kingdom 27.12.2006 11;32;22
Could you please tell me if there are any records in the
village / church records regarding the Timperley family
of Colkirk hall from the middle ages, trying to finalise
30 years of research of my family,Timperley / Templey -
hope not to waste your time and commend you on your web site

Derek Johnson United Kingdom 30.12.2006 12;8;35
This is a good well presented website. I look forward to seeing more photographs and memory joggers on the "Remembered" section. It is nice to have contact with oneís native village.

Deana Burton United Kingdom 7.1.2007 16;37;48
As we now live in Northampton, its really nice to see photos of people we knew and to catch up with recent events. Keep up the good work, it is much appreciated.

Diane Houlihan (nee Howman ) United Kingdom 7.1.2007 21;42;50
My Grandfather James Howman lived in Colkirk village as did my father, Mr Fred Howman
My brothers and sister and I spent many happy years here during our childhood and our children too.

Ken Stockley United Kingdom 26.2.2007 13;23;0
Hi, Just checked out your site, as my son now lives in the village.

Peter john Murfit United Kingdom 2.3.2007 13;24;29
Exellent web site, Iíve lived in Colkirk 37 years and Iíve learnt more about Colkirk in one hour from your web. Well done Geoff.

George Anstey Webb United Kingdom 7.3.2007 14;51;8
My mother was Gertrude Nobes whose father, John Nobes, was
the landlord of The Crown for over 20 years from about
1892. She was born in the Crown on the 8th November 1895
so I have a very close tie to Colkirk. I am very pleased
that the website is so comprehensive as I shall be 74 this
year and live some 200 miles away in Bath so I fear I am
unlikely to see Colkirk again. However,I keep in regular
contact with Mr and Mrs Reg & Heather Walden of Old Oak
Cottage in St Marys Close who keep me posted on the various
happenings in Colkirk. Iíll close by sending my very best
wishes to all the people in Colkirk.

David Whiteside United Kingdom 9.3.2007 18;18;11
Very good site , I have just spent 2 hours looking at old faces.
I was born in Colkirk 1935 so remember most .

Deana and Olly Burton United Kingdom 9.3.2007 20;42;43
Enjoyed looking at photos, well done geoff, we look forward to further information and photos of Colkirk.

Rosemary Goodwins United Kingdom 11.3.2007 21;7;54
My Great Grandparents were James and Ann Bailey, shown in one of the photos in the historical section.

Beverley Brodie United Kingdom 11.3.2007 21;59;9
Wow!! Stumbled across the Colkirk website and, have to say,was so interesting and great to see so many familiar names.
I grew up in Colkirk from 1978 to 1996, when I left for
university. Great to also take a look at my old primary
schoolís new website! Memories ;-) Iím living in East
London now (I know, how can it compare?!), working as a
teacher in a primary school. But, I go back regularly as my
mum and dad still live on School Road, and have done since
1972 - gives me some respite from the city - definitely a
country girl at heart!
Fantastic website - keep up the good work!! Canít wait
until I can belong to a community again, like it was when I
was a kid growing up in Colkirk - just what Iíll want for
my own kids!
Thank you!

Mike Barter United Kingdom 18.3.2007 20;36;39
Thought I had better sign in - Mike

Mary Burns United Kingdom 27.3.2007 11;55;14
Geoff - soon to move to Colkirk, very interesting website.