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Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Friday, May 15, 2015 06:52
Riding the Boundary of Sutton in Craven
Following continual demand for copies of our book, 'Riding the Boundary' of the Old Township of Sutton-in-Craven, Chris and I have had further copies printed. So if you have ever wondered where the village boundary is, how the village knew where it ran before the advent of modern day maps, where Pole Stoop is and how it got its name, where the Worm Hill Stone is, or you just want to know a little more about your village history, treat yourself to a copy of the book which is now available from Chris Riley at 7 Hollybank, Bent Lane and at the King's Arms Inn and the cafe in the Park Pavillion. The price is 8 and all profits are in aid of Manorlands Hospice, Oxenhope (we were able to donate 600 from our last printing). If anyone is can offer any other local outlets for the book we would be grateful.
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Saturday, May 16, 2015 21:44
Hopefully there will still be one available in 11 weeks time. And Manorlands must be very grateful for your generosity.
David Laycock
Melbourne Australia
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 06:02
Robin, How can we get one over here? Unless Brenda can organise a pick up, or my Cousin John Laycock can help?
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 08:41
David, I've been wondering the same thing since the book sales were first announced. The Cambodian postal system is very dodgy, however I'm popping over to Adelaide in 3 weeks time. Let me know how you go on, thanks :-)

Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 10:26
David, We can post one to you. I'll check out the postage fee. John can let Chris have your address, if that is okay with you. Otherwise we can put a copy on one side for Brenda to pick up, she may also be willing to act as courier for Andrew. However, we don't want to inflict an excess baggage charge on her. Thanks for your enquiry.

Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 21:40
Hi guys - I will leave you to your decisions ...
However I can pick up for you David if that works, but Andrew - I will not be in Sutton until 1-4 August - which doesn't fit with your plans - but happy to collect for the 3 of us if required.
Robin, once the two fellas decide what they want to do I will organise with you to hold copies until August please.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Thursday, May 21, 2015 02:33
Hi Brenda, that would be terrific if you could pick up a copy for me please :-)

I still have a PO Box in Adelaide so I can arrange to send you a Post Office money order for the full amount + postage/packaging.

This year I'm oscillating between Phnom Penh where I live, Nauru in the Pacific where I work (6 weeks on - 6 weeks off) and Adelaide where the company fly me to and from.

So I'll be dropping into Adelaide for a couple of days on 8th Aug, 19th Sept, 31st Oct.....

Thanks again Brenda, I owe you a pint!
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Thursday, May 21, 2015 05:03
No probs Andrew - will do - should have it to you for your 19 Sep pickup - I'm back here 24th Aug. Wait till you have it before worrying about payment. I'll pass on the pint but a GnT sounds good haha.
Robin - that is 2 copies so far. Once David responds I will send you my email so that we can arrange pick up from Sutton.
David Laycock
Melbourne Australia
Friday, May 22, 2015 23:32
Hello Brenda,
Had an email from John, wondering If I would like one about the same time as I was enquiring. I will take up his offer. Thanks for your kind offer.
Joan M. Tindale
Cowling
Monday, May 25, 2015 21:15
Hi - judging from the photo -which I've not seen taken from that angle before - is the Hitchingstone in Cowling or in Sutton?
Terry Longbottom
Valley
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 09:06
Robin, its a loaded question. Claim the fifth.
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Thursday, May 28, 2015 06:05
The Hitching Stone is the boundary stone for Keighley, Sutton and Cowling and therefore parts lie in all three townships. A number of interesting boundary marks can be seen on the boulder, mostly on the top of it. Since April Fools Day 1974, when the old Ridings were ignominiously scrapped, it has been a county boundary stone and is now split between North and West Yorkshire. The new county line has caused some confusion and there are online references to it also being the boundary for the Wapentake of Staincliffe. This is erroneous as Keighley and Oakworth fall within this Wapentake. The boundary for Staincliffe Wapentake runs along the Cowling and Oakworth boundaries with Lancashire, the Blackburn Hundred, as far as the upper reaches of the River Worth (just below Watersheddles Reservoir). The River Worth to Ingrow then forms the boundary between Staincliffe and the Wapentake of Morley. Photographs of the boundary marks on the Hitching Stone can be seen in 'Riding the Boundary of the Old Township of Sutton in Craven', copies available at the King's Arms and Park Pavillion, Sutton.
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Sunday, May 31, 2015 21:15
Thanks for all the information you give Robin - if there is a danger of copies of Riding the Boundary being sold out before August could you arrange for me to have 2 copies held - Park Pavilion is probably easiest as I will be at King Edward Street, but either place is fine.
Robin Longbottom
Oakworth
Monday, June 1, 2015 18:17
No problem, Brenda. We'll put some copies on one side for you.
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Monday, August 24, 2015 21:40
Andrew - I have your copy - I am now back in OZ so id you send your PO box to me at stuart.brenda@gmail.com I will mail it to you..

Robin, I picked up the last two copies from the Kings Arms - on 3 Aug, I trust they now have more...!!
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 02:36
Thanks Brenda, email sent. How was the 'medicine' in the Kings Arms?
Brenda Whitaker
Queensland Australia
Wednesday, August 26, 2015 05:31
received Andrew, will respond - medicine - G ood 'n T asty.
Andrew Monkhouse
Hanoi, Vietnam
Wednesday, September 16, 2015 12:18
Received my copy of 'Riding the Boundary of Sutton in Craven' yesterday thanks to Brenda in Queensland and what a terrific read it was.

A vast amount of work has gone into this most interesting publication, adding to the existing collection of works, books and historical data pertaining to the township of Sutton.

Not sure whether Sutton has a local ramblers association. If so the book could provide the basis for a small walking group to traverse the boundary of the old township of Sutton (book in hand and permission granted) to see some of these boundary stones/marks firsthand.

Anyway, very well done to Chris & Robin.
David Laycock
Melbourne Australia
Saturday, September 19, 2015 00:32
Just like to say that I enjoyed reading it and agree with you Andrew.
Paul Wilkinson
webmaster
Monday, September 21, 2015 16:47
Hi Andrew

There is indeed a Sutton Ramblers group - there's a link to the programme of walks at the top of the 'local information' page. Walks are on public rights-of-way or open-access land. A ramble taking in the Hitching Stone was done in October 2012.

Sections of the boundary, where feasible, would make interesting walks!

Chris Swales
Stonemason from Cowling
Monday, May 23, 2016 20:48
Hi

Have you got any of these books left?

Kind regards

Chris Swales



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