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The Villages of the Yorkshire Wolds

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Garton on the Wolds

The A166 runs through the middle of this Yorkshire Wolds Village but cannot ruin its sense of peace. On the Main Street the Village pond and its inhabitants, a large number and variety of ducks, attract families from the village and further afield. Also on the main street is the Weslyan Chapel built in 1894 which now stands empty and the Methodist Chapel built in 1871 which is used as a workshop by the Village joiner.

The War Memorial stands on the corner of Station Road where the village C of E School can also be found. The Village now has a public house called The Venture Inn which was converted from a house in recent years. There is also a charming house called Woodford House well known for its flowers, frames and herbs.

Garton on the Wolds is famous for St Michael’s and All Angel’s Church. This fine Norman Church, established by Kirkham Priory in 1132, stands in a commanding position on a rise above with village presiding over its parishioners on one side and having spectacular views across the Wolds on the other. The nave and the tower are believed to be from this period although the top of the tower was added in the 15th Century along with the clock. In the 19th Century the church was restored by G.E.Street and now has some of the finest examples of his work. People come from miles around to visit the church with its richly coloured frescoes, reredos, painted walls and ceilings. There is also beautiful tile work and mosaic pavements. The fine lych gate which leads into the church yard is also by Street.
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Message Recieved from : Richard S Welburn
Subject : CSM Jim Warcup DCM BEM MD


I was born in Garton, 1948, four doors from Harry Hodgsons shop.

Question?

J Warcups war history?

Whilst visting my brother and fathers grave at St Michaels and all Saints spotted "CSM Jim Warcup DCM BEM MD" headstone. If he had been an MD ( medical doctor ) he would have been an officer, not a company sargeant major. He was also the village butcher as far as I remember. Any one out there with further information, as to be awarded the DCM he must have done something beyond the norm,

please forward me some information to further research.

Yours Richard, son of Gladys and Stanley Welburn, Garton on the Wolds. 1938-1960 approx




Message Recieved from : Sherri Chambers
Subject : Garton family information


I am looking for any information on the Garton family history. My grandfather and Greatgrandfather both named Joseph Garton, they moved to Australia in approx. 1930's.

I would greatly appreciate any information on the Garton family from Yorkshire as I will be returning to the UK next year and want to trace my heritage.


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