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More have been ordered by the end of November

telling the stories of those men who lost their lives in WW!

Front and back cover of our new publication following on from the research we have done on WW1

This is the first edition with mostly information about those who lost their lives in WW1

If the book is popular we may publish and extended version to include more local men

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Keesbury Manor Heritage Project (from Cawood’s medieval manor house to a gooseberry patch!)

This lottery funded project was awarded to the Cawood Castle Garth Group to enable us to investigate the medieval home of the de Cawood family who were landowners in the village from about 1201 until the 15th century.

We are very grateful to the Sharing Heritage Lottery Fund for supporting our project.

The grant has allowed us to build this web site, do research into the history of the site, investigate and record the wildlife and work with the village school who are looking atĀ  gooseberry production since Victorian times.

Keesbury Manor was once known as the Goosberries. The village also grew many other crops such as celery, tomatoes and rhubarb.

In 1851 the ordance survey map shows a great number of fruit trees especially in the gardens of Wistowgate.

Welcome to this new web site. We hope you will find it interesting and informative

If you have any historical informationĀ  or photographs that you would like to share with us please contact us through this site.

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