A Suckley Forum


This page lists older messages, left here between 1997 and 2006.

Name: Steve Linn
Comments:Worked in Suckley 1981 for the Cappers.Picked hops planted strawberries,looked after chickens,put up new hop fields. Farm foreman John Dory,lived in small cottage,farm across road run by paul? used to travel with him to Mulvern on the back of the tractor in the snow when he went to see his girlfriend.Stayed August until December, great time,great place and good people,will get back there in the near future
Saturday, September 23rd 2006 - 06:01:33 AM
Name: Gill Cook
Comments:Hi, My husbands family lived and worked in Suckley in the 1800's his g,g,grandfather was borne in Alfrick if anyone could give us any imformation on the Cook family I would be most grateful. Thanks
Saturday, August 12th 2006 - 06:39:31 AM
Name: denise
Comments:my name is denise i worked in suckley at grove hill over twenty years ago for sally oliver would like to know if andrew fletcher or his family still live in suckley and what are they doing now hope someone can help
Tuesday, May 16th 2006 - 02:22:55 PM
Name: Paul Suckley
Comments:My name is paul suckley i live on the wirral where i know of two seperate families of suckley's one day i will visit the village
Thursday, March 30th 2006 - 12:01:11 PM
Name: Maria
I was born at the Upper House Suckley in 1949 and lived there till I was 13. I used to travel to school in Worcester by train. My grandfather(Porter) has many ancestors from there, Freemans, Presdees, Porters. His mother was Louisa Presdee and his gran was Mary Freeman,I have quite a large family tree with quite a few members of these fanilies in anyone is interested or related to these families. I would really love to look inside the Upper House now as I know it has been changed a lot since I left there. This site brings back a lot of memories!!

Sunday, March 12th 2006 - 01:52:04 PM
Name: Sarah
Comments:I lived at Baston Hall from 1969 to 1973 when my parents sold up and left the UK. I have many fond memories of my time - walking all over the farm with my father's gun dog as my companion and picking apples and pears off the trees. I also enjoyed cycling (much safer then than now) down to Alfrick or to the village shop in Suckley. I haven't been back to the area since then, but would love to bring my children over to see the area when they are older.
Friday, February 3rd 2006 - 02:37:32 AM
Name: sidney salter
Comments:I lived in suckley 1946-1952 with parents and sister elizabeth.Lived Grove Hill Lodge and Adanac Birchwood.Knocked around with Cales boys Jock Mitton John Costello Ivor Kennard Pauline Costello any of you still around.Very good site brought back many memories.
Sunday, April 17th 2005 - 08:08:48 AM
Name: Lindsay Suckley
Comments:My surname is Suckley and I was delighted to find so much about your Village on the net. My dad's family ( the Suckley's) are all based on the Wirral and i was trying to find out the family history on the net when i came up with all this. I have been unable to locate any other people with the name, though have been told there are alot around shropshire. I have only ever met one other person in over 30 yrs who was not my immediate family.
Tuesday, October 28th 2003 - 10:14:45 AM
Name: ian pearce
Comments:I am searching for the name gittins i have an uncle who moved to aus years ago have never met his name was philip can abody help. i'm from crawley west sussex england
Saturday, October 25th 2003 - 09:47:15 AM
Name: Rachel Clark
Comments:I left Suckley school in 1988. Have been living in South Africa since 2000.
Thursday, October 2nd 2003 - 06:28:24 AM
Name: martin crump
Comments:Both my great grandparents are buried in Suckley churchyard,Neighbour& mary Crump. My grandparents lived at Baston Hall,Alfrick where my father Martin was born. The family left Alfrick in the 1920,s.
I have been back to Alfrick and Suckley many times and still enjoy the quiet atmosphere.
If anyone has any information on the sons of Neighbour Crump would appreciate an email.
Monday, September 8th 2003 - 01:47:55 PM
Name: kllym
Comments:If anyone would like to exchange there home in suckley for a 3 bedroom house in fernhill heath nr worcester please contact me!
Saturday, August 30th 2003 - 01:06:45 AM
Name: Oli Webb
Comments:I called by at Suckley playing field the other evening with my little girl for her to ride her trike about on some flat traffic free ground. I was most impressed to see that Suckley has spent money on a tarmac patch intended, apparently, for BMX. Brilliant! Any particular reason for it being sited quite so remotely?
Monday, August 25th 2003 - 03:51:23 PM
Name: Ray Haney
Comments:I came to Suckley about 5 yrs. ago doing famly history in search of (Richard Healings/Hayling/s). It was an amazing experience to see such beautiful country side. I would love to return there again but my health won't permit it. I think you are doing an excellent job of promoting Suckley & it's beauty.
Ray Haney
McCalla Alabama, U.S.A.
Saturday, June 14th 2003 - 01:43:20 PM
Name: Glen McKenzie
Comments:My great grandmother Emily Edwards lived for a time at Lower Barrow Cottage, Suckley where she died in 1938.
I would appreciate it if anyone who has heard of Lower Barrow Cottage might tell me about it.

Glen McKenzie
Swan River, Manitoba
Friday, May 23rd 2003 - 04:34:13 AM
Name: Oli Webb
Comments:Quite a dose of nostalgia! I left Suckley in about 1982 and have lots of fond memories of living there. I occasionally get a chance to drive over Birchwood and remind myself what a special place it is.

I like the web-site, keep at it.
Thursday, April 17th 2003 - 02:17:42 PM
Name: Pam Ashford
Comments:Myself & hubby have recently moved into Suckley Village (Lovell Homes Re-development Site), and are looking forward to walking across the *Suckley Hills* and over *Bromyard Downs* when the weather improves, of course!

We originally came from Birmingham, but then moved to Warndon Villages in Worcester approximately 3 years ago. Then, considering our retirement we decided to move to a more rural area of Worcestershire - and when we first visited Suckley in August 2002, we were *hooked*!

So, we are just settling in at the moment and looking forward to learning more about the village of Suckley in due course.
Wednesday, January 8th 2003 - 12:52:57 AM
Name: Helen Brown
Comments:I moved to Lulsley in 1987, I am now buying a house in the new Lovell developement. It is interesting to read that Suckley and Lulsley were all one Parish before 1912 :-)
Wednesday, October 2nd 2002 - 06:48:41 AM
Name: susan richardson nee dalley
Comments:all my relatves were from the area i spent a lot of my summer holidays with my nan who i still sadley miss.its a beautiful area and i remember a lot of people with affection
Tuesday, March 12th 2002 - 05:58:16 AM
Name: Robert Wood
Comments:Any chance Someone in Suckley could check the church records
for the records of:
William WOOD (M)........ C: 8 Oct 1826
Father: Richard WOOD Suckley, Worcester,England
Mother: Sarah (Nell)WOOD
Sunday, January 27th 2002 - 01:10:22 PM
Name: Cor Sellenrode
Comments:Sorry for my bad English, I'm Dutch and have been in Suckley. I was surprised how nice it was over there.
I've also a question. The name of Suckley in the xii cent. was Sukkel. Could anyone tell me what this name 'Sukkel' means in Englisch and where I can find more information abouth the time that Suckley was called Sukkel? In the Netherlands is Sukkel a familyname.
greetings to all people in Suckley and to everybody who is reading this.
I hope someone can give me an answer
Cor Sellenrode
Monday, September 24th 2001 - 05:01:06 AM
Name: Stephen J. Kelsey
Comments:Not everyone has heard of Suckley--great idea. I have worked on my Woodyatt family history for about 50 years now and Woodyatts have lived in and around the village since 1500's. Also, the Freeman family owned property in and around Suckley. There are lots of connections to my families--Derry, Homes, Haylings, Berrow, Sirrell, Freeman, Tomkins, Clent, Vobe, Baylis, Drew, Wood, Gardiner, Weight(Wight), Wormington, Unett, Widdrington--I can go on and on.
Anyway, visit my site and take a look. Sure enjoyed yours.
Steve Kelsey
Sunday, September 9th 2001 - 08:36:45 AM
Name: Janet White
Comments:TRAINS FROM SUCKLEY does anyone know the destinations or
route they would have taken please?

Interesting site, thank you
Wednesday, August 29th 2001 - 04:37:38 AM
Name: james
Comments:Suckley is the most boring place EVER!
Saturday, August 25th 2001 - 08:55:01 AM
Name: Paul Cross
Comments:Over a year now since I last posted something, I see my
Cousins don't look in much as I haven't heard from them!
I dug up my Grandfathers Birth certificate, His name was
Cross and his Mothers maiden name was Walker, he was born
in 1894 at Little Chapels in Suckley. does it still exist
and if so where is it?
I have lived in Birmingham as my Grandfather left Suckley
and moved there to find work so we all grew up there, I now
live in Stratford so I'm getting closer.

I do pass through occasionally in the Van, if you see a
white Mazda van with a blue stripe It's Me!!!!!! I feel
like I've been down those windy lanes before...

Great site,
Thursday, July 19th 2001 - 03:46:57 PM
Name: Ann Patmore
Comments:My Burrup ancestors were from the Suckley area so it has been a pleasure to view your informative site. Thank you
Saturday, June 9th 2001 - 01:25:58 PM
Name: joe harford and others
the site is very informative thankyou

i am 16 and along with some others people my age and younger, are interested in skateboarding.
We have been for quite a while.as the car park by the hall has been taken over for building work we will have nowhere to take part in our hobby.
We have drawn up a petition to build a skateboard and rollerbalding park in the area near the tennis courts.
A member of the council instructed us to send a letter to them and organise this petition.
We hope to arrange a grant or organise the fundraising our selves and keep this park clean and tidy adn run it ourselves.
|If you would like to help with this venture please sign the paper at suckley village shop
Wednesday, June 6th 2001 - 01:46:10 PM
Name: Wilma Power
Comments:I am tracing my family tree which has led me to Suckley.
I would appreciate any information about the BRUTON family.
My direct ancestor was George Bruton born c1800 in Suckley.

I am very impressed with this website - lovely!
Wednesday, June 6th 2001 - 07:26:55 AM
Name: Eva Hardy
Comments:Hi! I'm from Manitoba, Canada. Found your interesting page. Just wondering if there are any Dooley s in this area. Some of my ancestors came from Derbyshire. I enjoyed your sight, Thank you.
Thursday, May 24th 2001 - 11:12:42 PM
Name: Bob Thorpe
Comments:Hello Suckley villagers.Where am I? Adelaide, South
Australia. I am visiting Suckley (via the net) because one
of my characters in a forthcoming novel lives in
Suckley..Who is he? His name is Alan Butler, ex-spitfire
pilot who was stationed at Kenley.The setting is 1942-46
though infact my novel spans from 1933 to 2002. May I add
that I have been to your village.I used to live at
Trumpet...How many of you know where Trumpet is without
looking at your English road maps. I like Suckley, it's a
nice little place.You are so lucky to live there. Cheers,
Bob Thorpe.
Wednesday, May 16th 2001 - 03:54:11 AM
Name: Derek Huband
Comments:I visited before in April 2000 . Just a note to give you my
new e-mail , incase anyone knows anything of my family
Thursday, May 10th 2001 - 12:30:21 PM
Name: joey
the sites great,
is there anyone my age in suckley??
im nearly 17.

Wednesday, May 2nd 2001 - 11:58:26 AM
Name: Fiona Garnham (nee Dove)
Comments:What a b;ast from the past. Lived at the White Cottage,
Suckley until 1974ish. Went to the village school etc etc.
Mum and Dad were Carolyn (Anne) and Mick (Mike) Dove.
Anyone remember my mum and her three wheeled chariot!!
Trying to remember names from school - Steven & Mandy
Harper, Gary Powell. Love to hear from anyone who
remembers me or my mum for that matter!!
Monday, April 16th 2001 - 06:16:36 AM
Name: Arthur Bancroft
Comments:Well done Keith
Monday, March 26th 2001 - 12:53:41 PM
Name: Susan Lee
Comments:My Great Grandparents/Grandparents came from Suckley. My
Great Grandparents name was Padget. They used to live in
the Old Post Office which is not far from the Church. My
father lived in Suckley for a long time, he went to the
Village School and is now buried in the Church. I often
visit the Church and look around. My Great Grandfather was
a lay preacher! I am also related to the Philpotts who are
buried at Cradley Church. I would be interested to hear
from anyone who knew my family. Please e-mail me. My
father's name was Eric Saunders.
Wednesday, March 7th 2001 - 12:49:25 PM
Name: Paul Woodyatt
Comments:Hi, I just wanted to say hi to everyone. Thanks Keith for
doing such a great job making Suckley visible on the web.


Thursday, March 1st 2001 - 11:53:25 AM
Name: Mark Donovan
Comments:My Aunt & Uncle, Terry & Anne Donovan, lived in Birchwood lane for quite a few years (30+
I believe) and lived in Rame Cabin which they built themselves.
I have many fond memories of spending school holidays there and hope to one day walk
down Birchwood lane again.
Friday, February 23rd 2001 - 09:42:36 PM
Name: James Gordon
Comments:My Nan and uncle both live in suckley and my mum used to i
visit there often and i was there last week (18/11/00-
21/11/00). Suckley is a great place.
Saturday, November 25th 2000 - 09:23:16 AM
Name: claire floyd (nee wall)
Comments:Hi to Aunty Jose and Uncle Trev, Longley Green.
I am now living in Perth, Western Austrailia, with my
family, but we all have very happy memories of Suckley.
My Grandad and Grandma (Jack & Gladys Costello) used to
own the local shop, and re the above we still have
relatives living there.Suckley will always be a first port
of call on visits...
Friday, September 8th 2000 - 02:19:30 AM
Name: matthew a. suckley
Comments:I have been to suckley and really enjoyed my visit and I
plan on going back soon. I want to see if anybody that
lives there is a relative of mine. The web page is
fantastic. cheers
Saturday, July 22nd 2000 - 02:40:41 AM
Name: paul suckley
Comments:my name is paul suckley and i was shoked to find this site
please send me any information you have about the name
Friday, July 21st 2000 - 11:41:48 AM
Name: Christine Roderick
Comments:My mother's maiden name was Suckley, only family in
Wednesday, June 21st 2000 - 08:59:44 AM
Name: Derek Huband
Comments:I have been to the village after seeing that Hubands have
been resident at Upper Court since 1760? . I am not aware of
any family connection but I am starting to trace my family .
I have only so far got back to my Grandfather Samuel John
Huband who lived in Birmingham ,Acocks Green ,uptill the end
of WW2 with his Wife Annie Griffiths and their three sons.
They had before the war lived in New Radnor where Annie
Griffiths still has family .If any one can add a link I
would be very pleased to hear from them.
Tuesday, April 18th 2000 - 07:15:51 PM
Name: Lorna Suckley
Comments:this is a great page, if there are any other suckleys out
there that are looking to find out more about there families
history, please email me.
Wednesday, April 12th 2000 - 09:39:30 AM
Name: Paul Crosss
Comments:If you find this message Ash, drop me a line.
Thursday, February 10th 2000 - 09:13:34 PM
Name: Derek Bollen
Comments:My Grandparents Henry and Annie Band had close associations
with the village in the early part of the century,and for
many years lived in Alfrick where I was born to their
daughter who married William George Bollen who also lived
for a time in the same village.
Sunday, February 6th 2000 - 08:01:15 PM
Name: Rosemary Presdee
Comments:I am researching my family tree and have spent sometime in
Suckley as a lot of Presdees' lived in the area. I
understand there is a memorial to one of them in the
Church. Unfortunately I was unable to get in to

Saturday, September 18th 1999 - 10:05:33 AM
Name: Clive Powell
Comments:I worked for Jeff Allen prior to 1989 as an electrician. We
did a lot of work in the Suckley area including the Bruff
and for Capper's Farm. I have been here in Perth Australia
for some 8 years now and I still have very fond memories of
Suckley. A beautiful part of England. I'm also glad to see
on the Internet that the Bruff is still going and if anyone
who can remember me from there is more than welcome to E-
mail me.
Wednesday, July 21st 1999 - 06:41:37 AM
Name: John Gittins
Comments:This can only be described as a lovely site. Clear,
concise, and informative. The photographs are
magnificent. My grandmother, Ellen Haynes was born in
Suckley (1879) when her father, John Haynes, was the local
Police Sgt. I shall be out when I have my next free
Sunday, July 18th 1999 - 03:06:25 PM
Name: Matthew Suckley
Comments:I am a suckley. I visited the village when I was really
young lad. I plan to visit suckley somtime in the next few
months. I am from detroit michigan and I moved to
edinburgh for a few months. I want to find out if there
are any suckley's living there. My grand parents were anne
suckley ( surname seabourne) and allan suckley. I plan on
writing to Mrs. M Caine to find out some lineage between
myself and any relatives that I have in suckley or anywhere
else in britain. It's a very nice site but a lot of the
things seem to be a couple years old. any new updates for
99'? if not it still is a very nice site. fee free to e-
mail back.
Saturday, July 10th 1999 - 06:45:48 AM
Name: John Bickell
Comments:My maternal grandmother, Marion Wright nee Andrews, grew up
at Pughcroft in Suckley, before immigrating to Canada in
the early 1900's. She told stories to her grandchildren of
hop-pickers on stilts working the fields. Thanks for this
insight into her past.
Tuesday, May 25th 1999 - 03:31:25 AM
Name: Becky Ballard
Comments:I now live in Southampton, and stumbled across this site by
chance. Both my grandparents lived in Suckley and I spent
many happy days roaming the countryside. It was lovely to
see some familiar sights.
I would love to hear from anyone who remembers Mrs Miriam
Mitton, Husband Richard (Dick). They used to live at the
cottage known as Church Stile, down the lane by the church.
Does anyone remember the Heathers, Naomi and Nancy? Also Mr
Norman Ballard from Parson's Hill. I shall visit the sight
again. Th
Sunday, April 18th 1999 - 07:30:11 AM
Name: Jay G. Burrup
Comments:What a surprise it was for this Yankee (with ancestral
roots to Suckley) to stumble across this wonderful web site!
If anyone is interested in exchanging information about the
following Suckley/Alfrick/Cradley/Acton Beauchamp surnames,
let me know--I'm related to them all: Burrup, Phillips,
Presdee, Twinberrow, Wattis, Dutson/Duson, Pritchard, John
Hyrum Green (b. ca. 1800) of Acton Beauchamp, and Thomas
Bennett (b. ca. 1800) of Cradley. Some of these families
left Suckley in the early 1840s and eventually settled in
the Rocky Mountains. Great web site--keep it up! I hope to
visit Suckley this coming May/June 1999.
Wednesday, February 17th 1999 - 08:45:47 PM
Name: Nicky Roach
Comments:Hi there,

Greetings from Carnoustie, Scotland from Nicky, Steve &

We shall be visiting Suckley hopefully over Easter, when we
shall stay at Suckley Post Office & Stores with my mother
and step-father Linda and Brian.

Please could you arrange for the weather to be slightly
more accomodating than it is up here at present.

See you soon.
Thursday, February 11th 1999 - 10:18:13 AM
Name: Robert Wood
Comments:I am searching for:
William WOOD, b. Abt 1775, Pos. Suckley, Worester
Ellen ??? b. Abt. 1777 Pos. Suckley, Worester
Sarah NELL, b. England c. 1795-1802 d. ?
Richard WOOD, b. England c. 1797-1804 d.1838 South Africa
William WOOD b. 1827 Suckley England
Mary Alicia O'CONNOR, b. Mar 4 Tipperary, Ir., CROWLEY, MO.
Wednesday, February 10th 1999 - 09:07:08 PM
Comments:A while back I saw the name of Shelia and Alex Gramhame from
Australia ... they have relatives in Suckley ... I had a PC
crash and lost their email address can anyone help me.
Robert Wood
Thursday, January 14th 1999 - 11:50:16 PM
Name: julie robertson(watson)
Comments:It's great to see so much info about Suckley. I lived not
far away in Rushwick for 14 yrs, before moving to New
Zealand. Have family in Suckley. I love the photos and news.
Keep up the good work.
Saturday, November 7th 1998 - 12:12:29 AM
Comments:I hope someone in Suckley can help me ...
I am, Robert Wood and I'm
searching for:
| William WOOD (M).............. C: 8 Oct 1826 Ba: C04032
| Father: Richard WOOD
| Suckley, Worcester, England So: 435364
| Mother: Sarah Pr: 0933423

Friday, July 10th 1998 - 12:07:00 PM
Name: Robert Wood
Comments:Any chance Someone in Suckley could check the church records
for the records of:
William WOOD (M)........ C: 8 Oct 1826
Father: Richard WOOD Suckley, Worcester, England
Mother: Sarah (Nell)WOOD

I have been trying for twenty years to find them and just
tonight I received the above.
Please help if you can.
Robert Wood
Greatgrandson of William Wood

Thursday, July 2nd 1998 - 12:19:00 AM
Name: sylvia waite
Comments:Suckley -home of the Harveys but it's hardly Yardley!
Tuesday, June 16th 1998 - 11:40:00 AM
Name: Biil Stephen
Comments:Lived in Malvern twenty four years ago, before residing in
Canada. Have many wonderful friends in Malvern and
surrounding areas including Les Booth who sent me your
website. A very refreshing site with lots of good
material,I for one will certainly be dropping in from time
to time. Keep up the good work.
Best Regards
Kath & Bill Stephen.
Saturday, June 13th 1998 - 09:48:00 AM
Name: Les Booth
Comments:What a superb site !! - found by accident but immediately
bookmarked. I live just down the road - Malvern to be
precise and think you've presented Suckley wonderfully well.
This has to be one of the best sites I've visited - keep
the photographs coming.
Friday, May 22nd 1998 - 08:36:00 AM
Name: Richard J Hall
Comments:Is that your Lexus LS300? that always parks outside the
Cross Keys. Is it true that David Beckham + Posh Spice have
bought that house/estate with the lake not far from 'the
White House'
Wednesday, May 20th 1998 - 08:17:00 AM
Name: John & Moya Kirk
Comments:See you in the Cross Keys most nights
Sunday, April 19th 1998 - 03:44:00 PM
Name: Paul Cross
Comments:My Ancestors come from Suckley and some relations still live close by, I was amazed to see such an informative site

well done!!
Tuesday, April 7th 1998 - 12:41:00 PM
Name: Heather S. Denny
Comments:What a wonderful web site. Although I spent my childhood
in Worcester sadly I never visited Suckley. I hope to
remedy that this April when I take a trip home (from
Canada) Worcester being my prime destination.
Friday, February 13th 1998 - 08:20:00 AM
Name: Caroline Cummins now Mackrow
Comments:I was a "Whitbourne" girl now living in Darwin, Australia
and it is great to find "suckly" brings back alot of
memories from my childhood, eg strawberry picking at Ted
Lane's farm!!!!! Fantastic home page.
Monday, February 9th 1998 - 10:07:00 PM
Name: adam cramer suckley
Comments:just wondering if there are any other suckleys out
Monday, February 9th 1998 - 04:02:00 PM
Name: David Cressy
Comments:Now living in Paris, I am an ex resident of Bishops Frome - just down the hill. It really made me very homesick to see your beautiful photos. Britain at its very best!
Tuesday, December 16th 1997 - 06:16:00 AM
Name: Susan Stanley
Comments:What a wonderful and interesting web site. Congratulations
on all your hard work. I will be a regular visitor to
Saturday, November 29th 1997 - 10:59:00 PM
Name: Barry Harris
Comments:I was amazed to find a village so close to my home 'on
Monday, November 3rd 1997 - 01:04:00 PM


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