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As a school we are looking to upgrade our library for our local mums and tots community group which runs twice a week in the school hall. This would give children in our rural community access to books from birth, starting the lifelong process of learning.
Voting Closes on 10th October.
A link can be found on the school website:
Click on the Lloyds Bank Community Fund vote tab.
Thank you very much for your support.
Best personal regards to all those who live in or are connected with the village of Caston.
Alice Hayhoe Crawford, and our Hayhoe family in America
I have many fond memories and I am writing a family book for my children and grandchildren and would like to include a small map of the village of Lower Stow Bedon showing the various property boundaries particularly including the area from where the stream passes under the road just up from the Watton Road through to Sandy Lane.
If anyone has or knows of the existence of such a map - circa 1940 - 1950, I really would appreciate a copy, either scanned or hard copy.
Having looked extensively on the internet I have not yet been able to find one and would very much appreciate the help of your readers. Please contact me via the email address attached.
Sincerely, Kathy Gilman
(I have written to you privately advising how to obtain further information regarding this Ed.)
We shall be holding our Caston Spring Fair in March 2014.
Denise Bearne 01953 483961
James and Anna + family lived in Caston as per
"A Caston Walk 1911".
I am not related but did find some information some years ago, which needs to be past on.
Tony, Local Historian.
John Barnes has sent me a copy of your request regarding information about the Cator family. Unfortunately I do not have a family tree, but at no time do I ever recall any of my forebears mentioning Arthur, although my family lived in Caston. I was born there in 1944.
Cator is a common name in this area, some spell it Cater.
Regret on this occasion I cannot be of further help, if you have any further queries about the Cator family I may be able to help.
1. William Cator, father of Leslie and Raymond. Lived in Home Farm Cottages, Northacre around 1950. Leslie Cator, a duck plucker, kept Caston Red Lion in the 1950s and later. He and Cissie had Barry (now in Watton) and Terry.
2.Arthur Cator, born 1886, known as Jack. Fought in WW One. Had a breathing problem and may have been gassed. Married Georgina Knott in 1917. Died (where?)aged 54 in 1940.
3.Harry Cator. Served in WW One. Died in Palestine 1917, but some evidence suggests he died later elsewhere. Remembered on Caston War Memorial.
4.Anna Cator, b ca 1895, domestic servant in 1911 Census.
5.Herbert George Cator, b late 1904. Married Ivy Davison,1936. Son David lives in Watton. Caston home was the present Clematis Cottage. James' widow Anna lived with them around 1950. She would place flowers on War Memorial in memory of Harry.
Other Cators in Caston are thought to be linked to Stow Bedon Cators.
Confusingly, a second Leslie Cator worked at Church Farm, Caston. An army man, he was at Dunkirk. He is linked to Stow Bedon Cators family.
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