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Title: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: The Squeezebox Man on Tuesday 10 April 18 12:40 BST (UK)
My Later Mother was always telling me about her Grandmother Matilda Newsome.
The Newsomes I was told, had a large Travelling Fairground based around Darlington where we were all born. This must have been around the turn of the century, as my Mother was born in 1912. Does anyone know anything about the Newsomes?
Do the current Newsomes have a fairground, Mum used to tell me there were a lot of Travellers associated with the Newsomes as well.

Any information would be very much appreciated.
Title: Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: JJen on Tuesday 10 April 18 13:15 BST (UK)
Hi,

Welcome to RootsChat  :)

There is a newspaper article about a fairground fire -

Newcastle Journal 26 March 1942

A fire broke out in a roundabout owned by Arthur Newsome at the fairground in Feethams Field, Doncaster. The outbreak was soon distinguished by the fire brigade. The loss was estimated at £300.

JJ
Title: Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: JJen on Tuesday 10 April 18 13:40 BST (UK)
If you input 'Newsome Fairground' to a search engine you will find a number of articles relating to the fairground.

Your mother's name could help us to locate Matilda in past census or other records.

JJ
Title: Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: Jessyoltay on Sunday 22 April 18 16:46 BST (UK)
I am also related to the newsome family and I have very little knowledge of the fairground family and I would love to know more. Thank you
Title: Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: GillyJ on Sunday 22 April 18 21:03 BST (UK)
I am not 100% sure but I think the fairground run in Benllech Anglesey in the 1950/1960's belonged to a branch of the News one family.  I remember two sons - Obe was called Martin the other may have been Colin.
Title: Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: Maureen Bell on Sunday 22 April 18 21:32 BST (UK)
The new people who took over Merrivale Model Village in Great Yarmouth are called Frank and Frances Newsome.They were travelling showmen,They are from the North East and were based in South Shields.You could email them to see if they are related.They are a lovely couple.
Title: Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: keyboard86 on Sunday 22 April 18 22:43 BST (UK)
Hi all, I have no connection to the Newsome family but decided to put Newsome *Showman* as occupation, in 1911 census, noted 4, all seem to be born Scotland one I particulary liked was the Arthur Newsome 32 with wife Clara and family in a Caravan at Wheatley Hill Farm, Thornley SO, Wingate, Durham, looks to have had some sort of cinema?
In 1901 he is the son of one of the other 4, George & Leonorah Newsome along with numerous other Travelling Showman in Gillsbridge Avenue, Garrison Field, Sunderland
Census ref RG13/4705/118/74
Keyboard86
Title: Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: AlisonJones on Monday 28 January 19 12:36 GMT (UK)
Hi there, my Mum was a Newsome and was based on the fairground in Benllech, Matilda May of been her fathers sister?
Title: Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: Arthur Newsome on Thursday 24 October 19 23:22 BST (UK)
Good evening

Yes the Newsome’s are still in the fairground business
I no as I am one doing it
My son is following the family business
Any questions
Message me
Title: Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
Post by: TheStreetKid on Wednesday 09 September 20 08:53 BST (UK)
Hi.  I am a Newsome too, but very new to all this and this forum.  The basic family tree research I've done so far  has been really interested and showed my GGGGrandfather was Timothy Newsome the lion-tamer.  My GGrandfather was Arthur Newsome and I believe he owned the Rover steam engine.

I'd be really interested to hear more about the Newsome family if anyone has any information they are happy to share.

Many thanks.