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Our Front Page, with main railway 'totem sign' logo and alternate images of both Sutton and Wawne Schools, with immediate links below, brief info, and description of the area of whichever background map is being shown.
Originally, the main start page, for the whole site and both villages . . but, if you get hopelessly lost and lose the Side Menu Bar with all its links, click on this one below . .
. . . . . . HOME PAGE with SIDE MENU BAR & BUTTONS
. . but if you already have the side menu, just use the top link.
If you end up with two side menus, click the Home button in the left-hand one to get rid of the unwanted menu. I know it's annoying; I'm still working on it.
HOME PAGE 2
... being the second half of what had previously been a very long page that took too long to load.
. . . What we're all about, being the museum and family history resource centre located within the Old School Rooms. This is really the main focus of this site, everything else revolves around the museum and what we do. A very long page of info, events, links to photo collections, and masses of information generally. Come to us to start your Family History Researches, or even if you're an old hand and are now stuck. We may be able to help.
... formerly part of the Museum Page, which got far too
long and required splitting up.
All submissions by email and visitors are now posted here.
SCHOOL VISITS PAGE
... also formerly on the Museum Page,
now a dedicated page of their own, with direct links from the menu and Museums Page.
The OLD SCHOOL ..
. . . being in reality the Old School Rooms, within which and in part of is located the Museum. In fact, when the museum is open, so is the whole building, and the main room also serves as a display area for more museum artefacts, costumes, etc. The School Rooms can also be hired as a small occasion venue, very suitable for hobby group weekly/monthly meetings, etc. That includes the main hall, dining room, kitchen, toilets, etc. When the Old School is hired, the main museum room itself is separate and not part of a hire. More details when you click the button.
FRIENDS of THE OLD SCHOOL ..
. . . being our Appeal Page, launched in May 2013 as an appeal to fund the replacement of our ancient and venerable gas heating boiler. That has now all been done, electric storage radiators all now installed. The 'Friends List' is a constantly updated list of folks and organisations that have given us financial support, either in visits, or in booking our speakers for their own societies, clubs, etc.
. . . takes you to the image map of an aerial view of Wawne, on which there are several image links to take you to various further pages on St Peter's church history, and the war memorial. Examples to external pages are to St Peter's Church itself, The Post Office, the village school, and the Wawne Village website. Click the button in the menu, or use the linked streetmap showing main buildings and links.
FAMILY HISTORY . .
. . . the main reason for our existence, a set of sub-pages to the Museum. They're crammed full of links pertaining to family history, including the many other FH resources around Hull and East Yorkshire, then further afield such as the National Archives, FreeBMD, etc. Plus advice on how to use the
Sutton Resources in the Old School Exhibition, and how to
contact us for further information. This page also leads
to a further page with a brief 'topographical
description' of the Sutton area and its relationship
to the River Hull.
If you would really like to help with some local enquiries,
perhaps you could browse some of the info summarising some
name and place requests we receive via our Guestbook.
We've replied to these with what info we have or could
dig up, but you may see a name you're looking for, or a
place you know something about, of be just happy to help in
THE CHURCHES . .
. . . in the area, St James', St Peter's and St John's, listing clergy names, contact numbers, etc, and links to their websites. All enquiries re modern weddings, baptisms and funerals should go via this link to find their respective church office or vicar.
LINKS TO OTHER CHURCH and Ecclesiastical Sites ...
. . . including a portal link to many churches in the East Yorkshire area.
OTHER GENERAL LINKS . . .
. . . lots of local info, etc, also more links to Genealogy & Family History, and all our Military History links are here.
A BRIEF HISTORY . . .
. . of St James' Church, Sutton on Hull . . by local historian, Merrill Rhodes.
A SIMILAR BRIEF HISTORY . . .
. . of St Peter's Church, Wawne . . also by local historian, Merrill Rhodes.
A MAP ...
. . . of the general area, showing Sutton and Wawne's relationship to Hull,
Cottingham, and Beverley, and for those of you who don't know
this area at all, many of the other nearby villages and
hamlets. It's from about 1968, and loads in a new
window, nearly full-screen. (ed.2014: There's a better map now on the Home Page).
OTHER SUTTONS ..
. . . a page of external links to other places called Sutton, in the UK and abroad. There's more than you would think, and the common denominator is that they generally speak English as a mother tongue, or variations of it, and the root of their name is often the same, the 'south village/town/settlement', or the one south of somewhere else. A fictional pair called 'Norton' and 'Sutton' would explain it nicely, but as far as I know, there aren't two exactly like that in close proximity to each other. Unless, of course, you know different ... please tell.
RAF Sutton on Hull ..
. . . a direct page to our former RAF station, home of the 17 Balloon Centre 1939 - 1945, and later the RAF Firefighting School, as well as several other units from time to time.
PHOTOS AND ILLUSTRATIONS . .
. . . just a few, with a link to further pages of pics, some historic,
called Sutton Gallery 1. As well as our own pics of Wawne,
there is also a link to an exciting new Wawne Photo Gallery
containing many more besides. There are now 4 Galleries of photos, occasionally updated or changed, and two tiny clips of video for the homesick.
SUTTON AND WAWNE WAR MEMORIALS . . . A Roll of Honour . . .
. . . all names, both World Wars, and includes Stoneferry, Wilmington and St Marks in The Groves.
It also includes further links to pages listing details of
the War Graves within the churchyard, and we've
started to put up some brief biographies of men lost,
along with photos, details, etc, submitted by their
families. Also, direct links to the Commonwealth War
Graves Commission are here, and to the Civilian War Dead index for
F/Lt Paterson C Hughes
. . . a direct page to our Australian Battle of Britain pilot buried in Sutton churchyard. The full
story of how he came to be buried here, a brief biography of his
early life in Sydney and joining the RAAF, his transfer to
the RAF, with many photos.
QUESTIONS FOR OLD SOLDIERS ...
... the link for this is on the Links Button, a list of suggested questions
to be used sensitively in researching your family's
military history. You'll find the link as the first one of
the list of Military Links on the Links Button in the menu.
QUESTIONS FOR GRANDPARENTS ...
... in a similar vein to the one above, situated a way down the Museum Page,
being a list of suggested question that grandchildren could ask
their grandparents, to build a picture of their lives, their
childhoods, work lives and professions, as well as the long
departed relatives that they remember.
ST JAMES' CHURCHYARD . . .
. . a double list of all the graves, memorials, plaques, within the St
James' churchyard in Sutton. Each entry is in fact the
filename of a jpeg photo, taken by Bernard Sharp over a two
year period and available on a photo-CD. The first list is
alphabetical by surname of deceased, followed further down
a very long page by the same names in a numerical list
where the grave numbering follows the pattern in the
Memorial Inscription booklets issued by the East Yorkshire
Family History Society. Using these numbers, and the plans
in the booklet, we can email any family a copy of their
loved one's grave or memorial. We usually offer this
facility in the main to people abroad, not in the UK, or
who are so far away from Sutton that calling by to get
their own photo is not a reasonable option.
ST PETER'S CHURCHYARD . . .
. . a single list of all 214 graves and memorials, within St
Peter's churchyard at Wawne. The list is in fact a copy of the main index of surnames at the front of
the Memorial Inscription booklets issued by the East Yorkshire
Family History Society. Again, using these numbers, and the plan
in the booklet, visitors can quickly find the grave they are seeking. We can email a copy of the transcription to people abroad, not in the UK, or
who are so far away from Sutton that calling by to get this information is not a reasonable option. We don't have photos of these graves as yet, in the same was as we have for St James', but one day, perhaps we will. Again, for folks abroad, for a small donation to our museum, arrangements can be made in order to obtain a required photo. All part of our service.
ONLINE e-BOOKS . . .
. . . a page of e-book pages, or links to those pages to read online.
Mostly from Google E-books, they are deep and serious
history. The first to be posted here was a book called the
HULL POLL BOOK of 1835, a list of all
eligible voters in the town of Hull in that year. Of interest
to deep genealogical researchers for the names, but also it
lists the name of every street. And it's fully
searchable. The typeface and style of English are a bit
archaic, but serious historians will not demure at
There is a link to Thomas BLASHILL'S
history of Sutton on Hull, also searchable, but
George POULSON'S History of HOLDERNESS
1841, JAMES SHEAHAN'S history of HULL in
1864, and an 1813 account of William
HUTTON'S guided tour of Bosworth Battlefield can
all be read on the reader within our page without leaving the
Sutton & Wawne site. Again, the language and older
typefaces. These are the sort of books historians would have
to search libraries for not so many years back, and not just
a local library, but central and reference libraries. More
and more historic publications are becoming available online
all the time, it just takes a little detective work to seek
GUESTBOOK .. our very own Guestbook for folks to browse and sign and look for possible old mates, neighbours, or other long-lost family members, record some memories, or just show their appreciation of these pages. See the menu button.
Other buttons and pages link to:
EYFHS .. East Yorkshire Family History Society
BROOKLANDS PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, who meet in the village in the Methodist Church Hall
HUMBER CARS .. the Alan Marshall collection of some 20 working cars of the Humber marque, in their own museum in Dalton St, Stoneferry.
WAWNE FERRY .. a page with some old ferry photos.
Page . . .
. . for all us novices to Websites and computers in general . . a few tips and tricks
to impress your kids and grandkids . . no kiddin'.
Stories . . .
. . . Wattle & Daub ; Thomas' Contraption ; Murder in the Museum ... are three
short stories for general entertainment. The first two are
perhaps for younger folk that may enjoy tales of long ago.
The latter is a murder story, so . . . . but none of them are to be taken
too seriously. They're just for fun. No litigation please.