Strays, Surname & Place-name Miscellanea: UK Sources

Time and Space
George Ramsdale
During his long and varied life George Ramsdale has written poetry to reflect his thoughts and feelings. Many of the poems in this collection were written while he was serving as a soldier during the sixties, separated from his family.
2020; ISBN-13:9780722350362, 978-0722350362

Edward G. Ramsdale
A lovely oil on board of a rural landscape, with a stream among fields, by the British 20th Century artist Edward G Ramsdale (born 1921) signed by the artist lower right. He specialised in painting scenes of his native county of Essex and neighbouring Suffolk.
Landscape, oil, 18" x 26"

L. Ramsdale
Sandringham Church (1971)
Pen and ink and watercolour wash signed and dated (1971) by artist lower right

Wigan Today (Wigan Observer, Wigan Post), Monday, 30th March 2020

Wigan mining statue unveiled

Wigan's long-awaited mining stature has finally been unveiled.

The covers were removed quietly and without fanfare after the original reveal event was cancelled because of the current pandemic crisis. The tarpaulin had to be taken off so the statue wouldn't begin to oxidize so the honours were performed by a single workman last week. The sculpture designed and crafted by Hull-based Steve Winterburn (who also did the nearby Billy Boston statue) has finally become a reality after years of hard work by members of the local history group WHAMM, whose chair Sheila Ramsdale was the inspiration behind the project.

The statue features a miner, pit brow lass and a child, and now proudly stands near Wigan Town Hall - the borough's former mining college. There are plans for an official unveiling later in the year.

The Yorkshire Post, Monday 24 July 1939 at page 5

Cliff Tragedy at South Shields

Boy Falls 60 Feet into Sea

South Shields, Sunday

James Bainbridge Ramsdale, an 18-year-old pitboy, of Westoe Road, South Shields, fell 60 feet into the sea from the top of a cliff at South Shields, yesterday, and lost his life. He stepped onto a ledge at the edge of a cliff in search of a pocket-knife, and the rocks gave way.

His companions, with whom he was camping at the seaside, hurried to the foot of the cliff and signalled to a fishing coble.

James Knowles, of Palmerston Street, South Shields, swam to Ramsdale's body, which was lying in the sea between two rocks, and fastened a rope round it. It was then hauled into the boat. Ramsdale had head injuries, but it is believed death was due to drowning.

Thomas Hawthorne, one of Ramsdale's companions, said:

"Ramsdale was looking for my knife, and I told him not to go too near the edge of the cliff. He climbed on to a ledge to look over and the ledge crumpled away under him. He disappeared. I saw him in the water, waving his arms as though he was trying to swim."

Ramsdale and his companions had intended camping on the coast over the week-end.

The Yorkshire Post, Tuesday 25 July 1939 at page 4

Youth Killed by Cliff Fall

South Shields' Pit Boys Rescue Efforts Praised

Two pit boys' efforts to save their 18 years-old friend, who was killed by a 60-ft fall over a cliff, were praised by the Coroner (Mr. R. W. M Patterson) at a South Shields inquest yesterday.

The victim was James Bainbridge Ramsdale, colliery worker, of Westoe Road, who was killed while camping with other boys at the seaside.

George William Armstrong (16), of Wharton Street, described how he got a boat arid with James Knowles rowed towards Ramsdale, who was lying at the foot of the cliffs. Owing to the rocks, the boat could not get near enough, so Knowles swam to Ramsdale and fastened round him a rope by which Ramsdale was hauled into the boat.

Addressing Knowles, the Coroner said:

"I think you are a very courageous lad in going to your companion's assistance among those rocks at high tide. I will see your brave action is brought to the notice of the proper authorities."

To Armstrong the Coroner said:

"You showed great presence of mind, and I would like to thank you for it."

A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned.

The Yorkshire Post, Tuesday 30 August 1938 at page 10

Fatal Smash at Cross-Roads

Woman Dead: Five Persons Injured

3 Motor-Cars Overturn

Hull, Monday

A woman was fatally injured and five persons were hurt in an accident in which three motor cars overturned at the Melton-Riplingham cross roads, near Hull, tonight. They include three sisters, Miss Gertrude Kitching, head mistress, Bean Street School; Miss Ella Kitching, school mistress, Eastfield Drive School, Hull and Mrs. Lilian Ramsdale, all of whom live together on the Boulevard, Hull. Mrs. Ramsdale died in hospital.

The Yorkshire Post, Saturday 3 September 1938 at page 15

Fatal Smash at Cross-Roads

Kirkella Dangers Discussed at Hull Inquest

Coroner to Make Reprsentations

Hull, Friday

A verdict of "Accidental death" was returned at an inquest at Hull to-day on Lilian Watson Ramsdale (50), Boulevard, a widow, who was fatally njured in a motor accident at Kirkella cross-roads, in which three cars overturned and other five persons were injured.

Mrs. Ramsdale's sisters, Miss Gertrude Kitching and Miss Ella Kitching, who were with her in a car in which she was a passenger, are still in hospital.

The jury, returning their verdict, agreed with comments by the Coroner as to the danger at the cross-roads and approved of his suggestion that he should make representation to the Haltemprice Council, the East Riding County Council and the Ministry of Transport.

Aaron Ramsdale: Sheffield United (2016/17) and AFC Bournemouth 2017 to present
Aaron Ramsdale (born 14th May 1998) is an English footballer who plays for Sheffield United as a goalkeeper. On 2 February 2017 Aaron Ramsdale signed a 4½ year contract with Premier side AFC Bournemouth ('Cherries').

Poison on the Menu
Fred Ramsdale (Grafton, 1945)

The Brand of the Crook
Fred Ramsdale (1942)
(image awaited)

11 Ramsdale Avenue, Calverton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire NG14 6NH
3 bedroom semi-detached house: £145,000 (28th November 2015)

Wendy Ramsdale
Wendy (Wendy Ramsdale) is brand of wool which has been available in the UK for over a hundred years and today is made by Thomas B. Ramsden & Co. (Bradford) Limited. It is born, bred and made in Yorkshire and is 100% wool using a blend of Masham fleece from the Yorkshire Dales. It is then dyed, spun and balled all in Yorkshire. It comes in 50g balls with a meterage of 112 metres, has a wonderful handle, knits beautifully and comes in a range of colours.

C. D. Ramsdale
University of East London (1995) Freshwater Biological Association (1987)

Sheffield Wednesday Football Club
Owls Appoint Academy Chief: 17th September 2012
Sheffield Wednesday can confirm the appointment of Dean Ramsdale as the club's new academy manager. The North West product brings a wealth of experience to Middlewood Road with a 20-year background in football. Dean Ramsdale began his career with Burnley, where his role incorporated that of Head of the Under-9s to Under-11s Centre of Excellence and assistant coach to the Under-18s. He also managed the Clarets' Football in the Community Programme.
Dean then moved across the Pennines to Preston North End to take up the role of Director of Youth Development, where he produced and oversaw the club's coaching philosophy and structure from the Under-9s to Under-18s before completing the EPPP Audit Tool for PNE. A raft of academy youngsters graduated through to senior involvement at Deepdale under Ramsdale's guidance – including current Owls winger Danny Mayor. He also served as Preston's assistant manager in the Championship alongside David Unsworth on a caretaker basis.
Dean Ramsdale moved to Morecambe as Lead Coach in line with the EPPP and oversaw the Under-18s, Under-21s and 9s to 16s in the club's Development Centre before being lured to Hillsborough. He said: "This is a great opportunity for me at a massive club that is moving forward. I want to build on the foundations already in place at the academy and I can’t wait to get started. I am really looking forward to working with the staff and, of course, Dave Jones and the management team. I am here to help the academy move forward and develop the young players the best I possibly can."
Owls boss Dave Jones added: "Dean is a very experienced and committed coach who will prove a key addition to our aims at Sheffield Wednesday. He has produced some really good young footballers and everyone is looking forward to working with him."

Ramsdale Crescent, Sherwood, Nottingham (now NG5 4DU)

Wigan (Rugby League) Football Club (1922)
R. Ramsdale
Pinnacle Cigarette Card No 328

Mr James Ramsdale, 15 Byron Street, Patricroft (Eccles)
Queen Victoria 1d Pink (Stat.Env)

Birmingham, Warwickshire: Pub Blacklist (1903-1906)
In order to enforce the 1902 Sale of Liquor to Habitual Drunkard's Licensing Act, the Watch Committee of the City of Birmingham provided licensed liquor sellers and clubs with photos and descriptions of people deemed "habitual drunkards," who were not to be sold liquor. The 82 persons in the book were convicted of drunkenness between 1903 and 1906, typically at the Birmingham City Police Court.

Each entry includes both a picture (usually with a front and profile view) and a description with such details as:

  • name and alias
  • residence
  • place of Employment
  • age
  • physical description, including hair, eyes, complexion, shape of face, and scars or marks
  • profession
  • date and nature of conviction and sentence

The pages are populated with the likes of Richard Flemming, known as "Dirty Dick" and "Dick the Devil," and Alice Tatlow, whose tattoos included "Prince of Wales Feathers back right hand; heart, clasped hands, true love K.B. back arm." They work at professions ranging from bedstead polishers and hawkers to grease merchant and tube drawer, as well as one street performer who "plays tin whistle outside Licensed Houses."

There are no entries under the surnames Ramsdale, Ramsdal(l), Ramsdel(l) or Ramsdaille.

The Ramsdale Affairs
By Lawrence Edward Gartside
When a young teacher starts work far away from home in a village school in the Lancashire Pennines, he can have no idea of the course his life is about to take. Matthew Clark has noble ideals and ambitions, but is totally unprepared for the intricacies and gossip of village life. The London-born teacher may think he knows about teaching, but as a newcomer to the village he quickly realises how little he knows about his fellow teachers, about farming, about village politics and the influence people have over him, for good or for ill. Set in the early years of the Depression of the thirties, in a worrying time of increasing unemployment and poverty, but also set against the stunningly beautiful scenery of the Ramsdale Valley, the complexities of all human life are played out. In a country village, all is not as it seems, and Matthew quickly finds out that he will have many battles to fight, affecting not just himself, but the future of the whole village. The Ramsdale Affairs was first written in 1976, but was completely rewritten and re-drafted in 1994 and in 2006. Published by Olympia Publishers (9 November 2009).

Wigan (Rugby League) Football Club (1907/08)
Dick Ramsdale

"Rosie Ramsdale", Side 2 to "Red, Red Robin" sung by Hull Kingston Rovers RLFC
See Peter Sarstedt sing Rosie Ramsdale on YouTube
Rosie Ramsdale (lyrics by Pete Smith)
(Sung to the tune of "Where do you go to my lovely" by Peter Sarstedt)

Her face looks like (ruptured) kneecaps
And her arms are like Roy Holdstock's thighs
Her dresses are all bought from Woollies
Makes her look like a bloke in disguise
If you get next to her in the best stand
Her screaming will render you deaf
And if things go badly for Rovers
She shouts nasty things at the ref
What a sin, to the bin …

Oh, where do you go to my lovely
When you hang up your red and white togs
Your friends think that you're playing bingo
But we know you've gone to the dogs
On your own, have a bone …

When I look in your eyes Rosie Ramsdale
Sometimes it gives me a fright
Well I know you're a Rovers supporter
Cos one of them is red and one's white
She remembers the back streets of Southcoates
With houses no better than huts
And her only amusement at Christmas
Was sat watching granddad roasting his nuts
And his truss, what a fuss …

Oh, where do you go to my lovely
When you hang up your red and white togs
Your friends think that you're playing bingo
But we know you've gone to the dogs
On your own, have a bone …

She travels to all the away games
On a moped that isn't quite new
She sets off for Wigan on Fridays
And she gets there on Sunday at two
Oh, where do you go to my lovely
When you hang up your red and white togs
Your friends think that you're playing bingo
But we know you've gone to the dogs.

Ramsdal(e) House, Torquay, Devon

A Man Every Inch of Him
By the Reverand J. Jackson Wray
"A Man Every Inch of Him" or "The Story of Frank Fullerton's School Days" published by Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co (circa 1881) is the story of Frank Fullerton as he sets off for Dr Ramsdale's Academy in Newchester, Yorkshire and follows all his adventures there.

Wigan Football Club Player Contract 1968 (Brian Ramsdale, dob 26.09.1950)

The Ramsdale Theatre Company (1908)
Picture Postcard Monthly No 44 December 1982

Painting by W Ramsdale (1885)

Middlesex: Calendar to the Sessions Records, 1615-1616
John Rigs of St. James', Clerkenwell, and Richard Brooke of the same, tailor, for Cyprian Symons of St. Sepulchre's, smith, to answer Michael Budgeyn; and of Edward Smyth of Cow Cross, glover, John Pigbricke of Field Lane, carpenter, and Thomas Ramsdale of Seacoal Lane, bricklayer, for Thomas Morgan of Cow Cross, cordwainer, and the said Cyprian, both to answer Elizabeth Jones for stealing a ring worth 6s. from her.

Transcriptions of the Births, Marriages and Deaths
from the Malton Messenger for the year 1857
On the 19th inst., at the Parish Church, Whitby, by the Rev. J. EDWARDS, Mr H. Harrimmond LENG, to Miss Alice RAMSDALE, both of Whitby

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades"
for YORK in White's Directory of 1840
Rose and Crown, John Ramsdale, 7 Lawrence St

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades"
for STOKESLEY in White's Directory of 1840
Ramsdale Alex

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades"
for NEWBY in The Scarborough Gazette Directory of 1905
Miscellany of trades
Faulkner, William, farmer, Ramsdale Farm

A description of the North Riding of Yorkshire from Bulmer's Gazetteer (1890) Part 8
Stable Lieut.-Col. Richd. Fell, Ramsdale Bank, Belmont Road, Scarborough

SHIPTON-THORPE: Geographical and Historical information from the year 1892
The National school was built in 1872, for the accommodation of 70 children, and has an average attendance of 56. It is endowed with two yearly rent-charges; one, £5 14s., was justify by John Hutchinson, in 1714, and is payable out of land belonging to S. Ramsdale, Esq.; and the other, £2, was justify in 1742, and is paid from the Rivis estate, in the parish of Sancton. There are 10 free scholars, who are elected every Good Friday. These scholars were formerly provided with caps from a rent-charge of 10s. per annum, justify for the purpose by Thomas Meedson, but this charity has been lost.

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" for
STOKESLEY in Pigot's Directory of 1834
Ramsdale Alexander, East end

Bulmer's East Yorkshire, 1892:
HULL: Hull Trades and Professions by Alphabetical Street (1892), Letter B
Bridlington street (Fountain road) (EAST SIDE)
4 Ramsdale Thos., cooper
50 Ramsdale Fred, cooper

SOUTH MILFORD: Transcription of the Burials 1847 to 1979
Sarah Ramsdale South Milford 1 September 1897 56
Harry Ramsdale Batty Lumby 17 January 1973 77

Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, professions and trades for
KIRKLEATHAM in Bulmer's Directory of 1890
Ramsdale Martha, lodgings, 36 High street

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades" for
WEST ELLA in Post Office Directory of 1857
John Ramsdale farmer

Hull Trades and Professions by Alphabetical Street (1892), Letter W
Eliza's terrace - here is William's terrace
46 Ainsworth Mrs. Mary Ann, beer seller
47 Ramsdale Charles, bricklayer
49 Harrison Mrs. Marianne, dyer

YORKSHIRE: Paver's Marriage Licenses for the year 1618
26 October 1618 Ramsdale Robert Planard Ursula of Holme-in-Spaldingmore Holme

YORKSHIRE, North Riding:
Transcription of the North Riding Land owners 1871, Letter D
Surname of Owner First name of Owner Address of owner Extent of Land Gross
Acres Roods Perches
DIXON William Ramsdale 25 0 21 £16 16s

Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, professions and trades
for SHIPTON-THORPE in Bulmer's Directory of 1892
Miscellany of trades
Ramsdale Ralph, blacksmith

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades"
for MARKET WEIGHTON in Pigot's Directory of 1834
Old King's Arms, Robert Ramsdale, Market place
Ramsdale Philip, horse dealer, Goodmanham

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades"
for STOKESLEY in Pigot's Directory of 1829
Ramsdale Alexander Stokesley

Burneston Parish Registers - Marriages, 1780-1782
John Ramsdale and Ann Wrider both of this Parish were married by Banns this 29th day of July 1781 by Wm. Airey Curate in the presence of us Edward Stewardson and William Glave

A Directory of the Borough and Parish of Sheffield, 1852
Ramsdale George, moulder, Birkendale view

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades"
for MARKET WEIGHTON in Pigot's Directory of 1829
Inns, Taverns & Public Houses
King's Arms Inn (& excise office) Robert Ramsdale, Market place
Letters, John Ramsdale, Southgate

Transcript of the entry of "professions and trades"
for HOLME ON SPALDING MOOR in Post Office Directory of 1857
George Ramsdale shopkeeper
James Ramsdale farmer Selby Road

Wigan Rugby League FC: Dennis Ramsdale
Wednesday, 5th March 1986 Signed by Dennis Ramsdale

Northern Ireland Campaign Medal awarded to Lance Corporal W.E.J.Ramsdale RCT (24132547) who achieved the rank of Sergeant Major before becoming involved with special forces.
Ebay item #250432896262 sold for £63.01 on 3 June 2009

Boer War Medal with four Bars Edge stamped 8329, PTE. J.W. Ramsdale Vol. Coy Manch, Regt. South Africa 1902, South Africa 1901, Orange Free State, Cape Colony
Ebay item #6625889472 sold for USD271.25 on 6 May 2006

Full size original General Service Medal with Bar Northern Ireland, named in correct impressed style to 24560562 DVR G.M. RAMSDALE, Royal Corps of Transport, with wearing pin bar.

A family group of medals comprising:
WW1 war & victory medals named to 33262 PTE. R. RAMSDALE YORK R(egiment)
WW1 Medals
WW2 cap badge and 1939-45 Star (unnamed as issued) together with General Service Medal with bar "Malaya" named to 22608755 PTE. T. RAMSDALE GREEN HOWARDS
It is presumed these medals belonged to father and son.

The Proceedings of the Old Bailey
The Old Bailey Proceedings contain accounts of over 100,000 criminal trials, as well as the text from the front and back cover and advertisements. They can be searched in several different ways. There are currently available (November 2004) 53,000 trials covering the period April 1674 to December 1799.
Robert Ramsdale: Theft (housebreaking) 25 February 1719
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17190225-30
Robert Ramsdale, of St. Dunstan's at Stepney, was indicted for breaking open the house of John Peacok the 1st of February last and taking thence a featherbed value 15 shillings a blanket, &c. The prosecutor deposed his house was broke open the night aforesaid and that he lost the goods to the value of 23 shillings but the evidence not being sufficient and the prisoner calling several to his reputation, who gave him a very good character, the jury acquitted him.
Housebreaking is breaking into a dwelling house in the day time with intent to commit a felony (normally theft), or actually doing so, thereby putting the inhabitants of the house in fear. Such offences when committed at night were charged as Burglary.
Mary Williams: Theft (simple grand larceny) 8 December 1790
The Proceedings of the Old Bailey Ref: t17901208-17
Mary Williams was indicted for stealing, on the fourth of November last, two sheets, value 6 shillings the property of Mary Ramsdale. The prisoner was taken in the passage with the things on her. Guilty. Fined 1 shilling and imprisoned six months. Tried by the first Middlesex Jury before Mr. Justice Buller.
Simple Grand Larceny is the most common offence found in the Proceedings, and is the theft of goods of the value of 1 shilling or more, without any aggravating circumstances such as assault, breaking and entering, stealing "privately", or taking from specific locations. Occasionally, juries used their discretion to find people accused of such thefts guilty of the lesser crime of Petty Larceny with a Partial Verdict, by finding the defendant guilty of the theft of goods worth less than one shilling, thereby ensuring a lesser punishment, usually Transportation.
Fines were used only for the punishment of misdemeanours. Judges had the flexibility to vary the amount according to the severity of the offence and the status of both the victim and the convict; amounts varied from less than a shilling to hundreds of pounds. Small fines were sometimes token punishments in cases where the victim and defendant had reached an out-of-court settlement. Non-payment of fines led to incarceration in jail until the fine was paid. Following the abolition of branding in 1779, fines were frequently levied on those convicted of manslaughter.
(There are no other entries under the surname Ramsdale, Ramsdaille, Ramsdal(l) or Ramsdil(l) during the period April 1674 to December 1799)

Extracted from "professions and trades" for ROBIN HOOD'S BAY in Pigot's Directory of 1834
Shopkeepers, Traders, &c
Leadsom William, miller, Ramsdale mill

York Minster Library, York Archaeological Trust, Yorkshire Archaeological Society & York University Biographical Database
Ramysdall, TH, M, Leeds, 1524, Lay Subsidy, Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 2

Scarborough, Whitby and Bridlington Chronicle 1836-37
Saturday, 13 November 1886 Melancholy Suicide at Fylingdales
Death of Emma Summons, wife of Mr Isaac Summons, farmer, Ramsdale.
Witness Alice Knaggs "I am a single woman and live at Fylingdales. The deceased was my sister, was 61 years old, had been twice married but had no children" Throat cut, razor lying on the floor. Died 7 November 1886

Birmingham Index to Fines 1839 to 1851
No entries for Ramsdale or its surname variants Ramsdaille, Ramsdall and Ramsdal

Greater Birmingham Marriage Index 1776 to 1837
Martha Ramsdale married William Taylor, 1829, Northfield
Samuel Ramsdale married Martha Johnson 21 November 1814, Aston

Warwickshire (excluding Birmingham) Marriage Index
Thomas Ramsdale married Elizabeth Courts, by Banns, 15 October 1827, Kingsbury (witness Sarah Courts)
Ann Ramsdale married Henry Brace of Middleton in Yorkshire, 15 October 1827, Mancetter (witnesses William Ramsdale and T. H. Thompson)
Ann Ramsell married Thomas Hannay, 26 April 1797, Mancetter (witness Jane Jephcott)

Index to Baptisms at Birmingham St. Paul 1779 to 1897
No entries for Ramsdale or its surname variants Ramsdaille, Ramsdall and Ramsdal

Wolverhampton Express & Star Family Announcements: Deaths (17 August 1914)
Ramsdale - On August 14, at Conservative Club, Stourbridge, Fred, the dearly beloved husband of Sarah Ramsdale. Thy will be done.

Greater Birmingham (part Black Country) Burial Index Pre 1837 [480,154 Entries]
Isaac Ramsdale (age 2) of Hockley, buried in Kingsbury, Warwickshire on 13 February 1835
Elizabeth Ramsdale (age 83) of Middleton, buried in Middleton, Warwickshire on 16 September 1883

Greater Birmingham (part Black Country) Burial Index Post 1837[309,704 Entries]
Ramsdale (?), Esther, 10 February 1839, of Wolverhampton, infant, buried in St Peter's Church, STS
Ramsdale, Elizabeth, 17 October 1841, of Monmore Green, infant, buried in St Peter's Church, Wolverhampton, STS
Ramsdale, John, 4 December 1849, of Ryecroft Hill, age 11 months, buried in St Peter's Church, Walsall, STS
Ramsdale, Maria, 1 February 1860, of Bloxwich, age 39, buried in All Saints' Church, Bloxwich
Ramsdale, Isaac Nickolls, 19 July 1863, of Rounds Green, age 1 buried in Oldbury Cemetery, WOR
Ramsdale, Mary, 6 June 1870, of Crankhall Lane, age 1, buried in West Bromwich Cemetery, STS
Ramsdale, Rosanna, 26 October 1874, of Dial Lane, age 52, buried in West Bromwich Cemetery, STS
Ramsdale, Josiah, 8 March 1884, of Jowetts Lane, age 7, buried in West Bromwich Cemetery, STS
Ramsdale, Samuel, 12 May 1884, of Jowetts Lane, age 4, buried in West Bromwich Cemetery, STS
Ramsdale, Thomas, 15 February 1899, of the Workhouse, age 33, buried in West Bromwich Cemetery, STS
Ramsdale, Florence, 24 April 1900, of Infectious Hospital, age 15, buried in West Bromwich Cemetery, WOR
Ramsdale, John Henry, 17 December 1902, of Holyhead Road, age 4, buried in Wednesbury Cemetery, Con Wood Green, STS

Warwickshire (excluding Birmingham) Burial Index Warwickshire Poor Law Index Warwickshire Pre-1841 Censuses and Similar
No entries for Ramsdale or its surname variants Ramsdaille, Ramsdall and Ramsdal

Census & General Strays Index: STS, WAR & WORGuildhall London Apprentices: STS, WAR & WOR
No entries for Ramsdale or its surname variants Ramsdaille, Ramsdall and Ramsdal

Staffordshire Marriage Index
Surname Forename Status Spouse Surname Spouse Forename Status Date Place
Ramsdale Robert ? Hall Elizabeth ? 25 August 1588 Castlechurch
Ramsdale Roger ? Reeve Jane widow and daughter of Thomas 6 February 1620/1621 Kingsley
Ramsdale John ? Morton Susan ? 20 September 1653 Waterfall
RAMSDALL Richard ? Ratcliff Elizabeth ? December 1733 Stone
Ramsdale John ? Brocklehurst Ann ? 16 December 1779 Alstonefield
Ramsdale Francis labourer Shilton Jane spinster 1 January 1782 Burton-on-Trent
Ramsdale Isaac ? Snape Mary ? 24 May 1826 Tamworth
RAMSDALL William bachelor Tetley Elizabeth spinster 26 September 1826 Hints
Ramsdale Mary ? Hope James ? 4 February 1834 Wolverhampton
Ramsdale Mary spinster Bell Christopher bachelor 20 March 1836 Walsall
Ramsdale William ? Nicholls Sarah ? 9 May 1836 Wolverhampton
Ramsdale Jane spinster Davies Joseph bachelor 5 September 1836 Wednesbury

Worcestershire Marriage Index: 1660 - 1837
Surname Forename Spouse Surname Spouse Forename Date Place
Ramsdale John Bate Ann 11 May 1747 Bromsgrove
Ramsdale John Jones Elizabeth 2 April 1758 Bromsgrove
RAMSDEN Jos. Lea Sarah 25 April 1778 Old Swinford
Ramsdale Samuel Deeley Hannah 22 January 1794 Bromsgrove
Ramsdale John Green Ann 14 September 1801 Tardebigge
RAMSDALL William Hamston Alice 2 September 1804 Tardebigge
Ramsdale William Hulme Ann 9 February 1822 Bromsgrove
Ramsdale John Camerel Ann 30 July 1827 Bromsgrove
Ramsdale William George Hannah 5 March 1832 Bromsgrove
Ramsdale Sarah Wellin Samuel 5 July 1792 Bromsgrove
RAMSDEN Mary Spencer Hry 25 July 1793 Mathon, Great Malvern
Ramsdale Ann Hall Jos 26 January 1795 Bromsgrove
Ramsdale Martha Taylor William 2 March 1829 Northfield
Ramsdale Elizabeth Tilsley Thomas 26 November 1829 Bromsgrove
RAMSDELL Mary Yardley William 14 December 1829 Old Swinford

Worcestershire Burial Index[497,807 Entries]
Ramsdale, John, 10 May 1736, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, Mary, 9 July 1757, of Crab Mill, daughter of John (labourer) and Ann, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, Ann, 26 August 1757, of Crab Mill, wife of John, labourer, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, John, 14 February 1765, of Crab Mill, son of John (labourer) and Mary, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, Joseph, 30 May 1782, pauper, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, John, 4 August 1782, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, Hannah, 12 July 1795, pauper, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, (?), 1 February 1801, wife of Samuel, pauper, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, Joseph, 4 December 1808, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, Sarah, 22 April 1817, of Rotten Row, age 3, daughter of William and Alice, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, Francis, 22 June 1817, of Worcester Street, infant, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, James, 19 July 1818, of Rotten Row, age 1, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, William, 16 May 1819, of Rotten Row, infant, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, Alice, 8 February 1820, of Strand, age 45, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR
Ramsdale, Samuel, 24 December 1822, of the Workhouse, age 66, buried in St John Baptist Church, Bromsgrove, WOR

Staffordshire Burials Index[14,922 Entries]
Surname Forename Date Church Notes Age
Ramsdale Anne 13 February 1595 Castle Church, Stafford daughter of Robert and Elizabeth ?
RAMSDAILL Joan 19 July 1610 Seighford wife of John ?
Ramsdale Margoreta 12 Jjune 1641 Castle Church, Stafford (none) ?
RAMSDALL John 6 May 1691 Burton-on-Trent (none) ?
Ramsdale Ann 21 February 1754 Kingsley daughter of Thomas and Julia ?
Ramsdale Hannah (?) 1776 Wednesbury (base ?) daughter of Sarah ?
Ramsdale Mary 7 October 1781 Burton-on-Trent wife of Francis ?
Ramsdale Mary 8 November 1781 Burton-on-Trent daughter of Francis and Mary ?
Ramsdale Elizabeth 8 June 1791 Newcastle-under-Lyme daughter of Samuel 1
RAMSDALL William 14 November 1812 Yoxall (none) ?
Ramsdale Sarah 31 January 1821 Wednesbury (none) infant
Ramsdale James 25 January 1829 Wednesbury (none) infant
Ramsdale Edward 29 March 1832 Wednesbury (none) 21
Ramsdale John 2 December 1834 Wednesbury (none) infant
Ramsdale Edward 7 October 1835 Wednesbury (none) 84
Ramsdale Jane 19 July 1836 Wednesbury (none) infant
Ramsdale Joseph 31 August 1836 Wednesbury (none) 56

London Apprentices (SOG, Cliff Webb)
Volume 17, Innholders' Company 1642-1643, 1654-1670, 1673-1800
Page 23: Ryeley Joseph s John, Ramsdale, Yks, butcher to Robert Wrathall 11 Aug 1708

Medal roll for the Indian Mutiny 1857-1859
Ramsdale surname entry from the list of all men who served in the British Forces in India during this period
James Ramsdale, Gunner, 3/14 Royal Artillery

West Lancashire's Mining Industry in 1896 - A List of Coal Mines
Britain's Active Mining History Society
From the Tables compiled by Henry Hall, H.M.Inspector for the Liverpool District in his Report for 1896
List of Mines worked under the Coal Mines Regulation Act, in West Lancashire, during the Year 1896.
Name of Mine Situation Owner and Postal Address Manager Under- Manager Underground Workers Surface Workers Minerals Worked
Lindsay, "Nos. 1 & 2" Haigh Wigan Coal and Iron Co. Ltd., Wigan Alfred E. Webster Moses Ramsdale 296 63 Coal

Lincolnshire Strays
Surname Forename Relation to Head Year of Birth Place of Birth Place of Census
Ramsdale Mary Wife 1823 Spalding, LIN Terrington St John

Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, Professions and Trades for WHITBY in Bulmer's Directory of 1890
Ramsdale Wm., master mariner, Carr cottage

Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, Professions and Trades for CARLTON IN CLEVELAND in Bulmer's Directory of 1890
Ramsdale Thomas, shoemaker

Transcript of the entry of Professions and Trades for MARKET WEIGHTON in Baines's Directory of 1823
Horse dealers Ramsdale Robert, Market place
Ramsdale Thomas, Market place
Hotels, Inns, and Taverns Board, John Ramsdale, Bridge
Old King's Arms, Robert Ramsdale, (excise office) Market place
Spirit Merchants Ramsdale John, (dealer) Gt. Bridge

Ramsdale's Performer
The history of the Hackney horse includes many famous animals, but none more famous than Ramsdale's Performer (no. 547 in the Stud Book), illustrated here. He was foaled about 1810, and he was the special pride of Robert Ramsdale of Market Weighton, Yorkshire.

Transcript of the entry from An Alphabetical Directory of Trades and Professions for HULL in Bulmer's Gazetteer of 1892
Ramsdale Mrs. Cath., shopkeeper, 39 Swann Street
Ramsdale Charles, bricklayer, 47 West Par
Ramsdale William, joiner and undertaker, 61 Cumberland

Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, Professions and Trades for SHIPTON-THORPE in Bulmer's Directory of 1892
Ramsdale Ralph, blacksmith

Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, Professions and Trades for FYLINGDALES in Bulmer's Directory of 1890
Cockerill Wm., Ramsdale, Fylingdales
Stainthorp John (and miller), Ramsdale, Fylingdales

Transcript of the entry of Professions and Trades for STOKESLEY in White's Directory of 1840
Ramsdale Alex

Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, Professions and Trades for STOKESLEY in Bulmer's Directory of 1890
Ramsdale Christopher, carter, West end
Ramsdale Joseph, carter, West end

Transcript of the entry for the Post Office, Professions and Trades for HESSLE in Bulmer's Directory of 1892
Cook George Ramsdale, East Swinegate

Transcript of the entry of Professions and Trades for MARKET WEIGHTON in White's Directory of 1840
Inns and Taverns
3 Old King’s Arms Inn, Rt Ramsdale

Copied from "The Inns and Taverns of Wisbech" by Arthur A Oldham, published by Cambridgeshire Libraries, 1979
The Lamb. Situated in Norfolk Street East, the Lamb was occupied by Samuel Ramsdale from 1845 to 1851, Mrs Charlotte Ramsdale continuing until 1854.

Cardiff Records, Volume V, Chapter XII LIST OF OFFICIALS (Mayors)
1897 Ramsdale Joseph

Cardiff 1891 Census
Ramsdale GEORGE H
Ramsdale JANE T

Cardiff Records, Volume V, Chapter II
The extracts from Cardiff Council Minutes 1880-1897 contain over 1100 references to individuals. The Ramsdale entries are indexed here.
Surname Forenames Year of Minute Page Number of Minute in the Chapter Short Description
Ramsdale ? 1883 84 Alderman
Ramsdale ? 1893 180 Councillor
Ramsdale ? 1897 242 Councillor; elected Alderman
Ramsdale Joseph 1884 89 Councillor
Ramsdale Joseph 1887 123 Councillor
Ramsdale Joseph 1888 133 Councillor
Ramsdale Joseph 1889 140 Councillor
Ramsdale Joseph 1895 216 J. P; Councillor
Ramsdale Joseph 1896 237 Councillor
Ramsdale Joseph 1897 261 Alderman; Mayor-Elect

Extracts from Durham Parish Registers
Bishopwearmouth (Durham) Marriages (1824-1831)
28 Mar 1831 Matthew Forster=Jane Ramsdale
7 Nov 1831 Thomas Stockdale=Elizabeth Ramsdale
Cockfield (Durham) Burials (1807-1840)
Ramsdale, Jane, aged 82 yrs - 31 Jan 1822
Coniscliffe (Durham) Marriages (1590-1837)
11 Nov 1719 Ralph Ramsdale=Mary Sissons
11 Nov 1748 Robert Curdas=Elizabeth Ramsdale
17 Nov 1751 Thomas Ramsdale=Mary Newton
Gainford (Durham) Marriages (1720-1837)
14 May 1760 Robert Litster=Mary Ramsdale
Long Newton (Durham) Marriages (1564-1837)
11 May 1828 William Ramsdale=Margaret Coates
Penshaw (Durham) Marriages (1754-1837)
19 Jul 1812 William Ramsdale=Margaret Rowe
8 Dec 1817 William Ramsdale=Mary Stout
St Margaret (Durham) Marriages (1740-1837)
28 May 1794 Ralph Ramsdale=Elizabeth Watson
South Shields, St Hilda (Durham) Marriages (1825-1837)
14 May 1834 Thomas Todd=Jane Ramsdale

Extracted from
"History, Gazeteer and Directory of the county of Hampshire"
by William White (1878 - Simpkin Marshall & Co)

Ramsdale or Ramsdell is a pleasant village, 4 miles N. of Wootton Church, in Wootton St. Lawrence parish, but its ecclesiastical district, formed in 1869, comprises also parts of the mother parishes of Monk (or West) Sherborne and Tadley, and had 555 inhabitants in 1871. The CHURCH (Christchurch), a neat Early English structure of flint, with red brick facings and Bath stone dressings, consists of nave, chancel, and south porch, and was erected in 1867, at the cost of £1100, raised by subscription, chiefly through the exertions of the Rev. W. B. Wither, the late vicar of Wootton St. Lawrence. The east window, a triplet, is filled with beautiful stained glass, representing the Resurrection, in memory of the mother and sister of the vicar; the two single lights in the south wall of the chancel are similarly enriched, as memorials of his father and son. The living is a vicarage, valued at £300 a year, in the patronage of the Bishop of Winschester, and incumbency of the Rev. Joseph Fuller, M.A., who has a vicarage house, erected in 1869, at a cost of £2000, mainly contributed by the Ecclesiastical Commissioners. Attached to the residence are pleasant grounds; with a glebe of 30 acres, part of the above-mentioned endowment. The United School Board district of Wootton and Tadley has a SCHOOL here. In the village are very large brick and lime works, and near it a chalk-pit, in which fossils have been found. The heath is let out in allotments to poor people.

POST OFFICE at Mr. John Froome's. Letters are received at 7.15 a.m. and despatched at 6.30 p.m. weekdays and 11.40 a.m. Sundays, via Basingstoke, which is the nearest Money Order Office.
Carter Thomas, farmer
Dove William Noyes, landscape painter and grocer
Follett Alfred (J & A); h Monk Sherborne
Follett John (J & A); h Basingstoke
Follett John & Alfred, farmers, brick, tile and sanitary pipe manufacturers, and lime burners, Ramsdale works
Follett Joseph, farmer and assistant overseer; and farmer (h) Monk Sherborne
Follett William, farmer, Lower farm
Froome John, bootmaker & postmaster
Fuller Rev Joseph, M.A. vicar, The Vicarage
Gore Mrs Sarah, shopkeeper
Gregory James, foreman
Kersley Edward, beerhouse
Kew Mrs Elizabeth, beerhouse
Kimber Mr Thomas
Knight William, blacksmith
Leavey George, beerhouse
Monger David, carrier
Monger John, farmer, Malthouse farm
Prouton George, shopkeeper
Rapley Miss Martha, day and boarding school
Tabor William, victualler, White Lion
Weston James, woodman
Wigg Miss Ann, The Villa
Wigg Charles, farmer, Skyers farm
VARRIER - David Monger, to Basingstoke, Wed. and Sat.

Arnold, Nottinghamshire
Arnold covers seven square miles on the north-east side of the City of Nottingham, stretching from the City's boundary for several miles into the Sherwood Forest countryside. The original village of Arnold was close to the Old North Road but earthworks in the Spindle Lane area date from pre-Roman times, whilst on Ramsdale Hill, just north of Arnold, the Romans built an encampment.
The Angles, in or around 600 AD settled in Arnold although there is little evidence to show of their occupation. Arnold was mentioned in the Doomsday Book, referred to as Ernehale, generally understood as meaning a place frequented by eagles. The repaving of Front Street in Arnold includes an eagle laid out in paving bricks reflecting this link.
Much of Arnold's history has been linked with the Old North Road which, en route from London to York passed through the parish. As a "King's Road" no village could be built within half a mile of it and for many years the road by passed Arnold. Even today the Mansfield Road (A60) by-passes the town centre although the opening of the new Sir John Robinson Way makes getting to and from Arnold onto the A60 easier.
Scheduled Ancient Monument 8 Cockpit Hill, Ramsdale Park. These are earth works of a large encampment, with a double defensive bank and ditch on a defensive hill top location, the finds at this site have been mainly pottery, with Roman and earlier Iron Age articles, there are also Neolithic flints stones which suggest an even earlier occupancy of the site.
Transactions of the Thoroton Society of Nottinghamshire
Volume 103 (1999)
Archaeological Evaluation of Cropmark Field-Systems at Ramsdale, Arnold, Nottinghamshire by Daryl Garton, Mark Southgate and Ruth Leary
Lord Charles Cavendish-Bentinck
Born 7 October 1868 London
Died 19 June 1956 Oxton Hall, Nottinghamshire
Married 27 February 1897 Taplow
Cicely Grenfell, daughter of Charles Seymour Grenfell and Elizabeth Graham
Born 28 August 1872
Died 30 January 1936 Ramsdale Park nr Nottingham
Children, Generation VII-2
Streets in Nottingham
Ramsdale Avenue (NG14 6NH)
Ramsdale Crescent (NG5 4DU)
Ramsdale Park (NG5 8PT)
Ramsdale Road (NG4 3JT)

The University of Nottingham Library
Manuscripts and Special Collections
Catalogue of the papers of Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne in the Newcastle collection [Part 8]
Miscellaneous Correspondence and Papers (1827-1850)
Letter from Edward Woollett Wilmot, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, to Henry Pelham-Clinton, 4th Duke of Newcastle under Lyne, Portman Square, London; 2 May 1847 Says that the duke will need to 'send in claims of exemption' with regard to the Walesby tithes; states that he will 'at once get Ramsdale out of possession'; will send a plan of those portions of land which it would be desirable for the duke to 'exchange on purchase' with the railway company; reiterates that he has never been employed by the Sheffield and Lincolnshire railway; says that he refuses to give evidence where it concerns the duke's property; comments on the rainfall; mentions that Mr Beardshaw is due to leave the following day.
2 ff Ne C 7953

The Parish of Wootton Northamptonshire

The parish of Wootton lies in the Wymersley division of the county of Northamptonshire about 2 miles to the south of Northampton itself. The old parish is roughly a long triangle with the point in the north west and lies on a south facing slope which drops away from the ridge which separates it from Hardingstone and Northampton. Wootton brook, which forms the southern boundary, runs parallel with this ridge. Several small tributaries run down the slopes and into the brook. To the west of the village is Wooldale which runs south west from the vicinity of Wootton Hall and to the east, Allwell and Ramsdale form Choakwell which runs south to the brook. A spring rises to the north west of Blacky Moor but disappears within the one field. The village lies on an outcrop of oolitic limestone and around this is ironstone and an area of Northampton sand but the western end of the parish is largely lias clay with a little alluvium along the course of Wootton brook.

The whole of the south and west boundary is the natural one of Wootton brook. The brook runs into the river Nene at the extreme north west of the parish, giving Wootton a short stretch, of this major waterway. The importance of this access might explain why the parish boundary juts out from the ancient track which forms most of the northern boundary. This boundary of Green Lane and Mereway is obviously an ancient one as its smooth line indicates that it was established long before the land was broken up by medieval furlong cultivation. Green Lane forms part of the old drove road of Banbury Lane and it has been suggested that Mere Way has even-older origins as part of an ancient Ridgeway - the Jurassic Way. Recent archaeological thought, however, casts doubt on the whole concept of ridgeways.

The eastern boundary is the only one to show an irregular pattern, following the shapes made by furlongs. This would indicate that the original parish of Wootton was much larger and encompassed Preston Deanery and even, perhaps, Courteenhall. Until the late eighteenth century a detached part of Wootton parish was surrounded by Courteenhall but it has now been transferred to Courteenhall parish. These links with other parishes could be evidence of the way the countryside was divided into ancient Anglo-Saxon estates with Wootton belonging to an estate possibly centered on Preston Deanery.

In the Doomsday Book Wootton is described as Wetone. It later became Weton, Wutton and Witton. The name Wootton does not appear until the fourteenth century. It is generally agreed, however, that all these names have the Saxon origin of Wudutun and mean settlement or farmstead in or by a wood. There is no woodland mentioned for Wootton in the Doomsday Book but Salcey forest would have been on its eastern border and, perhaps, even extended into the parish in Saxon times.

Ramsdale Place Names
Ramsdale Hill
OS X 459650
OS Y 348550
Nearest Post Code NG14 6NQ
Lat (WGS84) N53:01:51 ( 53.030917 )
Long (WGS84) W1:06:43 ( -1.111997 )
Ramsdale House
OS X 458945
OS Y 349170
Nearest Post Code NG5 8PS
Lat (WGS84) N53:02:12 ( 53.036568 )
Long (WGS84) W1:07:21 ( -1.122395 )
Ramsdale, North Yorkshire
OS X 492560
OS Y 503765
Nearest Post Code YO22 4QN
Lat (WGS84) N54:25:15 ( 54.420909 )
Long (WGS84) W0:34:30 ( -0.575012 )
Ramsdale Beck, North Yorkshire
OS X 493830
OS Y 503720
Nearest Post Code YO22 4QF
Lat (WGS84) N54:25:13 ( 54.420273 )
Long (WGS84) W0:33:20 ( -0.555461 )
Ramsdale Standing Stones, North Yorkshire
OS X 492235
OS Y 503665
Nearest Post Code YO22 4QN
Lat (WGS84) N54:25:12 ( 54.420070 )
Long (WGS84) W0:34:48 ( -0.580050 )
Ramsdale Farm, Leicestershire
OS X 449500
OS Y 292500
Nearest Post Code LE9 6QD
Lat (WGS84) N52:31:41 ( 52.528130 )
Long (WGS84) W1:16:18 ( -1.271786 )
Ramsdale House, Nottinghamshire
OS X 458500
OS Y 349500
Nearest Post Code NG14 6NU
Lat (WGS84) N53:02:22 ( 53.039583 )
Long (WGS84) W1:07:44 ( -1.128971 )

Ramsdale Street Names
Ramsdale Road, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 2QA
Ramsdale Road, Gloucester, Gloucestershire GL2 5FE
Ramsdale Avenue, Hampshire

Nottingham Street Names
Ramsdale Avenue, NG14 6NH
X:460900 m
Y:349700 m
53:02:29N, 1:05:34W
Grid Ref:SK609497
Ramsdale Crescent NG5 4DU
X:457900 m
Y:343000 m
52:58:52N, 1:08:22W
Grid Ref:SK578429
Ramsdale Road NG4 3JT
X:461300 m
Y:342100 m
52:58:23N, 1:05:20W
Grid Ref:SK612421
Ramsdale Park NG5 8PT
X:459500 m
Y:348600 m
53:01:52N, 1:06:51W
Grid Ref:SK594485
Ramsdale Street OL9 9HJ
X:390500 m
Y:405400 m
53:32:42N, 2:08:41W
Grid Ref:SD905053

Oldham Street Names
Ramsdale Street OL9 9HJ
X:390500 m
Y:405400 m
53:32:42N, 2:08:41W
Grid Ref:SD905053

Ramsdale Park Golf Centre
Address Ramsdale Park Golf Centre, Oxton Road, Calverton, Nottinghamshire, NG14 6NU
Telephone No. 0115 965 5600
Fax No. 0115 965 4105

Bramhall Lane Lawn Tennis Club
Ramsdale Road
Cheshire SK7 2PZ
Tel:0161 439 5560

Ramsdale Villa
33 Esplanade Gardens
Tel: 01723 369956

Bolton & District Model Railway Club
Ramsdale is an imaginary, medium sized seaside town situated on the East Coast of England somewhere between Whitby and Scarborough. In the 1980s a few local businessmen decided to develop the town into a tourist resort to compliment the nearby Raven Hall Hotel and provide local employment as the traditional industries were falling into decline due to the growth of deep water ports at both Hull and Middlesborough. The development of Ramsdale continued at such a rate that by the early 1900s it had beaten off all competition from nearby Scarborough as the holiday destination for the annual holidays of millions of working class citizens. As a result of this, and the light axle loading in force on the line due to coastal erosion along part of its length in the early 1930s, the London & North Eastern Railway decided to rebuild the station from its original piecemeal development, to allow it to cope with the heavy passenger traffic it was now experiencing.
This work also included the construction of a deviation around the worst of the coastal erosion and the substantial strengthening of other areas. At the same time part of the old track bed was used together with some nearby farmland to provide a much enlarged shed which had previously been located on the new carriage sidings. Whilst by this time the railway traffic to the nearby port had all but ceased, the surrounding agricultural landscape continued to provide much goods traffic in the form of cattle, fruit and milk whilst the small fishing fleet required the railway to transport machinery for its boats and fish to the market. In addition the wartime addition of a heavy engineering works initially for the production of military vehicles and ship components some five miles down the line means the railway is called upon to move the occasional unusual load.
The station itself suffered some heavy damage during the war after a barrage of fire from several German battleships off the coast, which resulted in firstly the LNER and latterly British Railways to carry out a further round of improvements after the war to allow the station to handle the ever increasing demands placed on it by summer holidaymakers enjoying there first holidays in some instances since 1939. Part of these improvements involved upgrading the line from York to allow it to accommodate the heaviest locomotives on the now frequent through trains from major cities and other regions.
The model when completed will be operated on a sequence designed to replicate the organised chaos found at such a station on a typical summer Saturday in the early 1950s with long distance trains and excursions from many parts of the country comprising often motley collections of rolling stock being hauled by whatever locomotives may be available at any one time. Important regular through trains from London Kings Cross, Newcastle and Glasgow hauled by pacific type locomotives will be interspersed with the excursion and holiday trains, and local stopping services to York, Hull and Whitby.
The layout is presently under construction. When completed it will feature four independently operated sections, fully operational signaling, automated couplings, and a model of Glaisdale Parish Church.

List of ANC Members who Died in Exile
March 1960 - December 1993
Ramsdale, Eddie [00/00/00]
… Edward Ramsdale says that the Langa massacres shocked many Coloureds and Indians into the realization that they must stand together with their African brothers and sisters. A Relief Committee, organized by Coloureds and Indians, countered attempts to starve African workers in Langa into submission. Organizers, assisted in many cases by Indian shopkeepers, would manage to purchase all the bread from delivery trucks before they entered the 'White areas', and this food would then be distributed amongst the Africans. Interview, Edward Ramsdale.
Chapter 14
Manchester and home news
… The finance department was also important. It was headed up by Eddie Ramsdale, an accountant who was totally reliable and strict with money - like Moses Kotane in that respect. He was outspoken and not afraid to confront people, however important, if he disagreed with them. He was a staunch defender of the independence of the trade union movement, and when he died in London SACTU lost a great comrade. Sikhumbuso Majeke (Xolile) then took over responsibility for the finance department.
… Later some of the constituent unions put up good resolutions about SACTU which were carried by congress. They urged the TUC to work with us, but the council officers continued to do little. These resolutions, though, made it easier for progressive unions to join in setting up a British Trade Union -SACTU Liaison Group. Eddie Ramsdale took the lead in this from our side, and the group was able to push forward the work among affiliates.
… The National Union of Seamen (NUS) came across SACTU by accident, but once he met us the union's general secretary Jim Slater was very helpful. He let us use NUS meeting rooms, introduced us to other British unions and - perhaps best of all -introduced us to the Danish Seamens' Union, who were wonderful people. Our treasurer, Eddie Ramsdale, was a member of the Association of Scientific, Technology and Managerial Staff (ASTMS) and, through his network, we got a lot of grassroots support. Large sums of money were raised and the good work continued after the merger into MSF.

International Organisation of Social Workers
Ramsdale Cottage
North Yorkshire YO22 4QN
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