Durham Reunion_article1_smWednesday 26th September 2012

The Durham Reunion Lunch this year was held in the Chequers public house in Churchill, close to Kingham Hill. Though some previous Durhamites couldn't attend through prior commitments, went the day well, if you'll excuse the quote, and it saw the return of other faces.

Ralph Mann

Durham House Master
1963 - 1973

Ralph Mann

ralphmannWe learn this morning from his Son John Mann that Very sadly Ralph Mann passed away in the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, early this morning 4 April 2014.

Funeral information added, click

We are delighted to bring you the next installment of Ralph Mann's book Chapter 13 - Kingham Field Farm.

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ChequersWeds 11th September

Durham's Reunion Lunch 2013 was again in the Chequers in Churchill, with Ralph and Elizabeth Mann, Nick and June Bonnett, Charles Carter, who had a long distance to drive, Iain Helstrip organising again, wife Nicky, Nick Thompson, Tony and Daphne Dee, 'Westie' West, who energetically turned up on bicycle, not all the way from Kaliningrad hopefully, and Pete Rozycki.

We are delighted to be able to bring you Chapter 12 - "Divided Loyalties" from the book by Ralph Mann on Kingham Hill

Founder tn The Years Page"During the seven years from 1885 to 1892, Charles Edward Baring Young attempted to hold together four separate, and sometimes conflicting, interests. Firstly, since his father’s death in December 1882, he was head of the family and had responsibilities towards his widowed mother, his two unmarried sisters, and his physically handicapped brother, Arthur. The life-style of the gentry involved keeping a Town House and a Country House, and moving to London for the ‘season`." Click here to read the full story


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Chapter 11 of Ralph Mann's History of The Hill has been released, chapter 12 on the way!

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