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Site Badge by Shmoo Doodle Designs

Site Badge by Shmoo Doodle Designs

Had This wonderful badge commissioned for the website by Ali Shale @ShmooDoodleDesigns, check out her fabulous work on the Shmoo Doodle Design Facebook page - here.

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Tales Of Marrduck

Tales Of Marrduck

Tales of Marrduck, written by two local ladies - Beverley Cooper and Heather Bourne. Some of you will recognise the name from Smallthorne and Burnwood. Great to see this published. Visit their Facebook page 'Tales of Marrduck' for activities for the young uns.

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5 Year Anniversary Mug

5 Year Anniversary Mug

To celebrate the 5 year anniversary of the Smallthorne History website I have ordered some mugs. Mugs are £3.00 each or 4 for £11.00, I can arrange local delivery/collection, please email me at [email protected] You can also buy a mug online for UK...

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Website Upgrade

Website Upgrade

The website has undergone a few changes, some slightly cosmetic but most of the work has been done behind the scenes to keep it up to date and the main change to make the size responsive so it is more mobile friendly.

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Merry Christmas Smallthorne

Merry Christmas Smallthorne

Merry Christmas to all website visitors past, present and future and to members of the Facebook group. A big Festive thank you to all those who’ve contributed and shared words, memories and photos.

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Are you a Holdcroft?

Are you a Holdcroft?

We’ve had a request from Dr Alan Holdcroft…

Are you a Holdcroft who is interested in genealogy, and with ancestors in Norton-in-the-Moors/Norton Green, or known to be one of the ‘descendants of Walter Holdcroft b ~1600 Norton-le-moors’.

I am a member of an international genetic genealogy group ‘U-106 haplogroup’ whose purpose is to carry out genealogical DNA testing on the Y (male) chromosome, with the purpose of identifying common ancestry in the more distant genealogical past (pre-surnames) and inferring their origins and migrations.

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Happy First Birthday – Commemorative Mug

Happy First Birthday – Commemorative Mug

To celebrate the first birthday of the Smallthorne History website we’ve had a mug specially designed. There is only a limited run of these so once they’ve gone they’ve gone. All profits will be donated to a local good cause yet to be decided, suggestions always welcome.

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For the love of the history

I recently has a few strange questions put to me so I would like to take this opportunity to clarify a few things:

I don’t make a penny out of running the Smallthorne History website, I fund it myself and it’s a joint effort with my nephew who takes care of the design and upkeep for which I am grateful.
What I ‘get out of it’ is a great deal of pleasure and enjoyment especially when I can help people.
By contributions I mean pics and words as it gives folk chance to publish something they wouldn’t normally have chance to, especially if they’re not PC literate.

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100,000 Visits

I said when the main website reached 100,000 visits I would make a £100 donation to a local good cause and I have just spoken with a lovely lady who will be willing to accept the donation on behalf of the Meet-a-Mum toddlers playgroup at Bradeley Community Hall. I...

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