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Offline The Squeezebox Man

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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.

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Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
« Reply #1 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.

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Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
« Reply #2 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

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Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
« Reply #3 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

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Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
« Reply #4 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.

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Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
« Reply #5 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.
Allum... Hertfordshire/Hornchurch Esse
Mccormick
Norwood..Hertfordshire
Capell..Hertfordshire/Buckinghamshire
Bell..Houghton Le Spring/Hexham Northumberland
Dawson ..Houghton Le Spring/Chester Le Street
Joiner/Joyner Hertfordshire/Bedfordshire
Wilson/Wardle Houghton Le Spring
Bassetts Cornwall/Houghton Le Spring
Spark Leadgate /Durham
Grunwel Robinson  Otley Leathley York
Bradford    Lambeth London
Johnson  Houghton Le Spring
Johnson  Bradford/York
Swinburn /Sisterson Northumberland

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Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
« Reply #6 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
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Re: My Great Grand Mother was Matilda Newsome and Had a Travelling Fairground
« Reply #7 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?