I became interested in local history when I moved into a Weavers Cottage in 1997 and simply wanted to know how old it was. After a lot of research I eventually found out that it was well over 250 years old. That started me thinking of the changes that the house had seen. I did a bit of research and found that the whole area has a fascinating history; riots, bodysnatchers, Chartists, heros and villians and even a home for “fallen” women. The more I discovered, the more fascinating it seems. This site is all about bringing all the information I have found together so that anyone interested in local history or geneology can find it and perhaps use it in their own research. I have also gathered together all the archive photos I can find. Probably the best way to use the site is to have a look at the categories in the right hand side and click on any that interest you. I do plan to add more posts, but given the time it takes progress is slow. Please let me know if you have any information or special memories about of the area that I can add to the site or if you are researching your family tree and have found an ancestor from Cocker Hill. I’d love to hear from you. Please leave a comment after any of the posts or email me at Cockerhill@hotmail.com

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