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James Petrie
We have just acquired a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I which was ordered new by James Petrie of Caston. Does anyone know where he got his wealth from or what his business was? The 2nd owner was Joseph Sieff of M&S - was the car sold due to Petrie's death? ANy help would be great. thanks Sue -
Posted by Sue Jones on 04 September 2019
Walker Family
I am a descendant of William H Walker, born 1851, Caston, England. I am looking for any Walker family that might remain in the local area. I'd be most grateful for any information available. Thank you! Don Walker
Posted by Donald Walker on 12 April 2019
Family History
After a long illness, I am having another search through those old images and letters handed down from my mother the Fincham family.. I have found some names from the 1940s that maybe some one might recognize..
Terry Cator. Alfred Nobbs / Knobbs. Rex Jolly. Irene Jolly. Dick Jolly. Iris Reeve....
Sorry if you have tried to make contact in the past, please do so again, much of my contacts got lost during my illness.
Regards Tony
Posted by Tony on 05 February 2019
Miss You All
We lived in Stow Bedon for several years and spent much time in the Red Lion and the Village Hall. We still fondly remember those "coffee mornings" on Fridays.

We miss you all!
Posted by Mark & Brenda Pridgen on 01 February 2019
Caston Family
Is the village related to the Caston family? I can trace my Castons back to 4 time great grandfather William Caston 1792-1854 and his father Joseph Caston. William was a gardener but where...?
Posted by Kirk Green on 08 September 2018

My name is Jennifer Caston and I was wondering the exact same thing! I did and most of my family is from England within the Norfolk area.
Posted by Jennifer Caston on 22 April 2019
Sir John de Caston
AKA Sir John A. Swete (Knight of Caston 1380). Looking for some history on Caston in the 1400. My relatives came to the USA in 1637 (John Swete)and the Sweets have their own cemetary in Salem, Rhode Island. Some migrated to Alberta Canada. I live in British Columbia Canada. Looking to connect with family in Caston. Any info would be appreciated. Thanks, CJ Sweet.
Posted by Cherlynne Sweet on 08 September 2018
George King
Sorting out correspondence of a friend who has just had her 100th birthday and found a note from George King who resided at Broome cottage in Caston. There is reference to his time spent at Henlow camp, just coming home to Caston for weekends. If anyone has any knowledge it would be great to pass it on to her.
Posted by Diana Smith on 28 May 2018
Looking for any Caston clan my father was William my grandfather was David before him David before him Aaron before him Hugh all of the Caston clan I’m from Canada but my great great grandfather was born in Norfolk England I believe anyway I would just like to know if I still have any relatives in England. Thank you
Posted by Clara caston on 27 May 2018
My great Grandfather was from the village of Caston. He then moved to Gloucester, then to Wales when he had my Grandfather Albert Caston being the youngest of 9 Children. My grandfather was born in 1892, died 1956, age 64. Not sure if this helps in any way.
Posted by Susan Bunney (nee CASTON) on 27 June 2018

My name is Jennifer Caston. I did a while back and found that almost all of my Dad, Robert's family is from the Norfolk area of England. His family that decided to come to the US ended up in Virginia. Caston is not a popular name so whenever I see anyone with our last name I find it intriguing.
Posted by Jennifer Caston on 22 April 2019
WW2 history
I'm researching WW1 veterans of my village of Worthing,nr N.Elmham. Frank Gerald Kendall CHAPMAN moved to Caston area after demobilasation and served as Officers Personal Servant at Royal Air Force Station,,Wayland R.D.according to 1939 Register. Would this be RAF Watton? He died in Dec 1956 registered in Wayland D.C. Is there a church burial plan for Caston?
Any help would be appreciated.
Posted by David Knight on 02 December 2017
Hello all,

I came across your website when I was doing a bit of research on my family. My Great Grandmother was Deborah Lowe Peeke-Vout (1851) who used to live in Caston. She married William Knott (1840-1905). I wondered if there were any relatives of the Knott or (Lowe) Peeke-Vout family still in the village. These were the parents of my grandmother Alice Knott who married Sidney Brown and live in Whittlsea Cambs. Would love to put the pieces together.
Posted by Pam Walkington on 10 November 2017
Hello Pam
You and I have corresponded and I have spoken to the lady resident here who is of the Peek Vout family and she has confirmed that she would prefer you to let me have your telephone number by email which I will then pass on to her and she can then contact you. I'll await hearing from you.
Posted by Brian Brooker on 11 November 2017
Lost relative
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1951 walk round caston
Posted on 10 February 2017
Good to see
Posted on 12 December 2016
wheelwrights or scrapyard
Posted on 13 November 2016
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Caston History
Posted on 28 September 2016
Caston online
Posted on 04 September 2016
Posted on 12 August 2016
Transport survey
Posted on 23 June 2016
Posted on 10 June 2016
Pooley Family of Caston
Posted on 20 April 2016
Caston Family History and Contacts
Posted on 03 March 2016
Storm damage
Posted on 01 March 2016
Alison Skipper
Posted on 17 December 2015
Contact with John Pemberton
Posted on 30 August 2015
Thank you for rescuing our cat
Posted on 24 May 2015
Family history
Posted on 28 January 2015
Seen on ITV
Posted on 21 January 2015
Searching The Past
Posted on 02 December 2014
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