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History, development and population

An account of the history, development and population of Cornhill has been written by Dr. Keith Bailey and can be found on the Cornhill Village website

1888-2006 Coldstream Cottage Hospital

Staff at Coldstream Cottage Hospital with staff at the Red Cross, 1967

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1893 Adult education

Adult education, or Life-long learning is nothing new.
Printed in the Berwick Advertiser, on 23rd December 1993 under the heading 100 years ago
“In 1893, through the Reverend. W.L. Holland, rector of Cornhill, who has ever the interest of the people of the parish at heart, an Evening Continuation School has been commenced at Cornhill School. Thirty young men have already availed themselves of the opportunities given to continue their education and equip themselves better for the battle of life.”

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1909 CMS (Church Missionary Society) Sowers’ Band

Mary Holland was the wife of the Rector, Canon Holland

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1921-2021 Women's Institute

1950s ??

W.I. names of members in the photo above
Offers to transcribe these would be appreciated

December 1956
From left to right - Mrs. Maxwell from Cramond Hill, Miss Larsen (teacher), ?, Peggy Allan, Mrs. McLean

Date please

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1945 Plane crash

On 20th July 1945, an RAF Hawker Typhoon Mk 1b aircraft crash landed in the field between Cornhill House and the A698 between Cornhill and Coldstream. The pilot was 24 year-old Flight Sergeant Frank Ronald Jeyes from RAF Millfield. He crashed because his engine failed while low flying; he was attempting a forced landing at Cornhill Farm. He is buried at Stonefield Cemetery in Harrogate.
Frank was the son of Arthur Frederick and Ellice Jeyes and husband of Florence Mary Jeyes of Shifnal, Shropshire.

Installation of the memorial board, Saturday 20th July, 2013
From the left - Tom Turnbull, Nancy Clark, Alan Rodgerson, Kathleen Newton,
Isobel Robison, Edna Jeffrey, Jude Newton

Memorial board in the field where the plane crashed

Gravestone to F.R. Jeyes in
Stonefall Cemetery, Harrogate

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