About this Blog

Briefly a solicitor - a local historian for a long time now - until very recently I ran a local history website called www.jakesbarn.co.uk.  My main focus was the area round Hutton Rudby, where I lived for many years.

Unfortunately, the site was old and creaky and got hacked once too often.  I nearly gave it all up, but I know a lot of people had found it useful - so I've decided to try using a blog instead.  Here goes ...


6 comments:

Dave Honneyman said...

Great to see you back with these beautiful snippets of our history..Take care. Dave

nilly said...

I was pleased to receive your email telling me about your new family history blog. I wonder if you plan to have have a way that one can subscribe to your blog, either by email or by becoming "follower"?
M any thanks,
Marilyn Hall.

Alice Barrigan said...

Putting my mind to it shortly!

Alice Barrigan said...

I've put it at the bottom of the page -

Anonymous said...

I used to enjoy visiting Jakes Barn but this is even better. A superb site - not just amazingly informative but interestingly written. Keep up the amazing work - and thank you!

Laurel Sayer

Anonymous said...

Enjoying your blog very much - please keep going. A branch of my family, Rickatson, seem to have wandered to Hutton Rudby from Stainton in Cleveland in early (19th - while my direct line took a more extreme diversion all the way to NZ. So I have much too learn about what they had left behind.