WHS meeting photos

by janet on 1 July 2012 · 14 comments

Click the gallery below to see Walkern History Society in action at our meetings.

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Maureen Hawkins July 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm

Hi, I am trying to reach Tracey Farish, who has posted on this page, as I am also a descendant of Luigi Landi (Thomas Hawkins) I would love to get in touch to swap stories, and add her to my family page on facebook.. Please can you pass this on, with my email address if possible…

Maureen Hawkins

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Tracey Farish January 12, 2013 at 9:12 pm

I am researching relatives…..I was nee Hawkins. My GGG Grandfather came from Italy and then Stevenage. His name was Luigi Landi, but he changed it to Hawkins. He married a cleaner, Emma Munt, from the White Lion. I thought this was the White Lion Stevenage but I am beginning to think it was Walkern as Luigi changed his name to match that of his employer who I believe was a Judge called John Hawkins. As Assizes were held in the upstairs rooms of the White Lion at the time – around 1860-65…this seems to fit. Does anyone have any info, I would be very grateful.

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Geraldine Smith June 9, 2018 at 1:33 pm

I am the granddaughter of Emma Curtis who was one of Thomas Hawkins and Emma Munt’s 14 children. My mother was also called Emma and she was one of 12 children my grandmother had during her long marriage to Albert Curtis. I do have some family history and also a copy of the obituary to Thomas Hawkins who was born Luigi Landi.
My mother had five brothers and six sisters named as follows:

Albert Curtis who changed his surname to Hawkins
Alfred Curtis
Francis Curtis
Harry Curtis
Arthur Curtis
Margaret Curtis
Alice Curtis
Kitty Curtis
Eileen Curtis
Emma Curtis
Whilamena Curtis
Doris Curtis

Hope this helps and I do have other info on great Aunt Mary Somerville also one of the 14 children born to Emma Munt and Thomas Hawkins.

Doris Curtis

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Mike Hawkins December 19, 2012 at 7:34 pm

Excellent photos. Lovely to have a local website. Many thanks to Janet, John and the committee of the History Society for all their time and effort. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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Maggie Hawkins December 10, 2012 at 9:16 am

Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in the Christmas Tree Festival. Your tree was a worthy winner!

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Philip Waldock December 2, 2012 at 10:29 am

Many thanks to Janet ,John and the Commitee , for their amazing efforts ,without these this we would never have enjoyed such an impressive start.
ThanksPhilip.

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