Village Web Site Forum

Julie Baxter (Nee McVay)
Monday, June 20, 2005 22:46
viewed from down under
Looked at the web site from Sydney Australia, grew up in the village think it is a great site,
I will be a regular visitor
Paul Wilkinson
Tuesday, June 21, 2005 08:42
Hi Julie

Thanks for your comments. Please feel free to share any memories or ask about old friends.

chris throup
Friday, November 25, 2005 11:08
another ex suttoner down under, found this site by accident, and really enjoyed showing my kids all the places we used to go when i was there age, keep up the good work.
Paul Wilkinson
Friday, November 25, 2005 11:16
Cheers Chris, it's good to hear from global visitors! The December issue of the village newsletter should be available in the next few days, I'll post an update on the homepage if you're interested in downloading a copy.
Jacki Church (nee Platts)
Melbourne, Australia
Tuesday, February 28, 2006 22:56
Hi, Just found this site, fantastic!! I came from Silsden to Melbourne (down under) 43yrs. ago and 2005 was my first visit back, I stayed in Sutton with my relatives for 3 weeks and oh boy what a BEAUTIFUL village. We were made to feel like we belonged by everyone we met and I was sorry to leave, will visit the site regularly now.
Wednesday, March 8, 2006 09:12
Hi Jacki, thanks for your comment. You're right - Sutton is indeed a beautiful village, and long may it stay that way!
Valerie Whittingham nee Stevenson
Sunday, April 30, 2006 00:58
Its a long time since I was last in Sutton-in-Craven, I was married in St Thomas's church in 1965. We left for New Zealand in 1967. but have lived in Queensland Australia since 1988. It is such a treat to see the gallery, and remember things from long ago. and the site is so intresting look forward to my weekly dose of sutton.
Paul Wilkinson
Monday, May 1, 2006 10:08
Hello Valerie, thanks for posting your comment - I hope things haven't changed too much over the years!
Bruce Walker
Saturday, February 10, 2007 10:24
Dare I say it also........another ex Suttoner and proud of it. It's been more than six years since we left for Victoria, Australia and we are due a return to relax in the beauty of our village! Oh and maybe take in a beer or three at the local taverns!!Yep still call it home and I think I always will. I was at the MCG yesterday.....GO THE POMS!!
Chris Throup WHERE ARE YOU!! We need to catch up on some serious drinking mate!!
Bruce Walker
Sunday, March 4, 2007 04:00
Paul Wilkinson, I am trying to get in touch with Chris Throupe who is loose on this big Island we call Australia. Do you have an e.mail address I could reach him on or could you forward my e.mail address to him.

Many thanks, Bruce!
Paul Wilkinson
Sunday, March 4, 2007 14:53
Hi Bruce, I've forwarded your message and email address to Chris Throup's email.
Bruce Walker
Sunday, March 4, 2007 21:01
Thanks for that Paul.

Have a nice day!
David Laycock
Monday, March 5, 2007 10:33
Hi there Paul and you ex Suttoner's,
Bruce the Chris Throup you you asked about, did they live up behind the Institute (mill baths)? I seem to remember there were a brother and sister (Jen?) I'm 65 so they would have been a touch younger? I will send a message on the Beck topic also.
I had an email from Bruce Grimes a short while ago about his email address change so he is still about in Oz. His sister married a Dennis/Derek Whittaker who I met quite a few years ago.
Always interested in hearing the "local" news. Also Paul I am quite happy for any one to receive my email address if they so desire.
Mandy Moston
Wednesday, March 7, 2007 21:42
David, I descend from the Throup family and would very much like to know more about them if you could help. There is a thread in the forum that I started if you would like to see the detail.

Hope you can help.


David Laycock
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 10:45
Hi Mandy,
Sorry not to have replied sooner.
I don't think I can help much re Throups. I only knew them as a lad of about 15/17+ when we used to go down to the "Institute" to play snooker etc. He (?) came in and played etc. He used to refer to his sister as "our Jen" (ginger hair?). I used to knock about on the Inghams farm as did a lot of others, including ? Throup.
chris throup
Friday, March 30, 2007 11:04
g'day from downunder again, g'day bruce, drop me a line on, by the sound of it we're in different states, but would be good to catch up. regards chris
Susan Bishop
Sunday, September 23, 2007 16:00
Hi Mandy
Just seen your message, I am also a Throup descendant! Would be good to exchange info.


jack morrison
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 21:55
hello bruce is your father gerald walker if so i would like to talk to you jack morrison
Bruce Walker
Friday, January 25, 2008 21:54
Hi Jack,
Yes he is Jack. He still lives in the village, (Park ave)
Paul williamson has my e.mail address also if you need it mate.

Have a nice day.
Victoria, Australia 9.48am 30'c and not a cloud in the sky!
Mission for today, scuba diving. hazzards to avoid, being eaten!!


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