Around 1850 Christopher Buckle of Sinderby in North Yorkshire re-located to Harthill on the Yorkshire / Nottinghamshire borders.
He married Harriet Unwin of Harthill and they had four children. The family remained in Harthill for over fifty years.
I've started collecting images of Harthill on a Pinterest Board. The photographs I've found are dated 1910 by which time the Buckles would have left Harthill and moved to Royston. However, as it was only about thirty miles away I dare say they went back to visit Harriet's family occasionally.
The photograph I've pinned of "The Walkers" is interesting. In 1881 there were six families in Harthill who shared the surname "Walker" made up of thirty individuals altogether. A Trades Directory from the period lists Harriet's father, William, alongside a farmer named "Walker".
I've pinned an oil painting by Stanley Royle painted in 1949 which shows Harthill as an idyllic rural village. This contrasts considerably with a 1979 painting by Peter Watson of Kiveton Park Colliery. This was the pit which opened in the 1860s where my great grandfather, John Henry Buckle, worked and where my grandfather, Sidney Henry Buckle, was a pit pony lad when he first went underground.
My Harthill Pinterest Board is at
http://www.pinterest.com/magbrit/harthill-yorkshire/ if you want to take a look.
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