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Archive for April, 2010

Two of Ray Johnstone running colleagues from Ripon runners will be running in marathons this year in aid of the Shaun Lee Johnstone Fund. Fred Clapham will be running in the London Marathon and Matt Newsome will be at Edinburgh. If you wish to sponsor them go on to the website www.braintumourtrust.co.uk  and then to umbrella groups to find the Shaun Lee Johnstone Fund.

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Who Does He Think He Is?

Our new hobby for 2010 is tracing Keith’s ancestry. He was born in Horsforth and was convinced that all his family had never strayed for this part of West Yorkshire. So whilst we waited for the arrival of a copy of Keith’s father’s birth certificate we visited Lawnswood Cemetery and spent a couple of Sundays trawling round graveyards in Horsforth, Holbeck and Hunslet. Only to find on the arrival on the certificate that Keith’s grandfather was born at Raskelf  just nine miles up the road from Boroughbridge.

We discovered at Raskelf church yard a grave that we think is Keith’s great great grandfather but could not get close to it as it was being guarded by some very nice rare breed sheep enclosed by a live electric fence.

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