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Spencer Hardwick (1917-2017)

   Spencer was one of our group's most senior members and he grew up in Normanby.   His fantastic three booklets recounting his memories of his early life in Normanby to present day stories are a wealth of information on the history of the village.
   Spencer was born at number 6 Barnaby Moor, locally known as "Pit Top", on 12th October 1917 and 6 months later his family moved to 31 Lambton St in Normanby - the village he lived in for most of his life.   Spencer passed away aged 99 in Scarborough on 9th February 2017.   He had led a fascinating and interesting life (see Tribute to Spencer below) and his trilogy of booklets reflects not only this but how a small village has changed over almost a century.
   The booklets are full of photographs, drawings and anecdotes.   They are a fascinating read for all those who have ever lived in the area and many readers will be able to recognise or remember the places and events.
   The booklets, besides being an informal historical record of the village, give a remarkable insight into village life and how it has changed over the course of the 20th Century.

The original Co-Op
Spencer Hardwick Spencer Hardwick in Scouts. 1st left membership cards belonging to Spencer Hardwick

Tribute to Spencer Hardwick (1917-2017)

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