We recently found the Alvingham web site and saw the booklet written by Mike Hand . We are trying to research the family history of my wife whose mother was formerly Winifred Hand , born Alvingham 1911. My wife’s grandparents were Edward Hand [known as Ned] b.circa 1866 d. 1933 and Emily Hand [nee Peart] b. 1876 d. 1950. We have a photograph of a wooden chair that we believe is in one of the Churches at Alvingham that appears to be connected with Edward Hand who we believe was a Church Warden. Edward Hand we know had several children born between 1905 and 1913. One child Alfred we understand died very young by drowning but we do not know when or where.
We would be interested to hear if you have any contact with the Hand families in Alvingham including Mike Hand to see if there is any family connection and additional family history that we might gain.