21 July, 2024


Jonathan with his wedding cake tree.

Connection with Broughton dating from 1905
Jonathan’s connections with Broughton go back to 1905 when his Great Grandparents Mr & Mrs R. Edward Hardisty were living in the village. They came to Broughton from Langton. What brought them to Broughton ?  Where were they living ? We understand that a son James was born here.
An aunt recalls knocking a man off his bike near Hill Top just before the war. Her father paid for a new bike and no more was said of the incident.
In the 1950s, Jonathan’s Grandfather Gordon Piercy was living in Amotherby.  He had business dealings with Mr Joe Bigg who lived in the house that stood on the site where we now live. Park House was originally known as Fairview House and was built by Mr Watkinson as was Fairview next door.


  1. Martyn brooks says

    I have a book (Titled ‘Parish Magazine’ dated1868 signed on the inner cover by by a ‘Mrs Piercy, Post Office, Broughton’.
    Is the lady a distant relation.

    • Parish Web Editor says

      Thanks for your message. We are not aware of there ever having been a Post Office in Broughton, Malton but are aware of other Broughtons around the country. Does this definitely relate to Broughton, Malton ?

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