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Schools in Tatham Fells 1816-1916

There was a Tatham Fell (no ‘s’) School before the present-day “Old School” was built. Mike Winstanley has looked into what is known about the “Old Old School”, and the circumstances that led to its replacement in 1863. He has also investigated a turbulent period following the 1870 Education Act, which led in 1875 to […]

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Melancholy shooting accident at Spens Farm, 1867

Mike Winstanley has been continuing his research into unhappy episodes in Tatham’s past, as revealed by the local press, clearly as keen then to horrify its readers as it is today! Click here to read

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Walking to Tatham School in the early 1940s

A wonderful Lancaster Guardian article, published October 2018, written by a former pupil, and describing his daily walk to school from his home at Millhouses.  Click here to read  

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Violent Burglary at Tatham Mill, Lowgill

DCI Mike Winstanley has been investigating a  shocking crime (even by today’s standards) committed in 1858, and has written a report. Click here to read

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Spring and Summer outings – reports & photos

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St. James Church Great War Memorial Window

Following on from the Society’s recent World War I Exhibition at St. James the Less Church, Mike Winstanley has written an article on the history of the memorial window installed in the west wall of the church in 1922. Click here to read

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World War 1 Exhibition – report & photos

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Foss Bank Excavation Report

The report on the Tatham History Society 2014 excavation near Foss Bank is now available online. Click here for the report and some photos.

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Transportation from Tatham

A new article, Transported from Tatham, written by New Zealander Ross Miller, describes how one of his ancestors was transported in 1801 from Tatham to a penal colony in Australia, after having been convicted at Lancaster quarter sessions of stealing milk.

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A Tatham Tragedy, 1905

A transcript of the Coroner’s report on the Inquest into the death following a cycling accident of the Rev. James Marshall, Vicar of Tatham Fells Click here to view the transcript.

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