Thanks very much for that update much appreciated glad you like it there and the village fete still exists which is great news to the winner of the under 10s fifty yard dash in 1960something. Cheers for the update.I believe the 'Hunt's' centre of gravity is now a little further south around Aldbrough St John. It survives still though and a horseless group were recently present at the Great Yorkshire Show - suits and bowler hats was the order of the day, accompanied by their dogs. North Green on the other hand was the recent locus of the classic car display during the Staindrop Carnival. The police stn survives, still has its blue lamp signage, thouh I have never seen a policeman - must find out about that. Mind you, during a dog walk I did meet a retired 'branch' man who added to my Op Banner research as he had been involved in resettlement of agents/informers. Still an interesting place is Staindrop.
ETA in respect of the 'op banner' comment, I also found, to my utter amazememt, that the lead investigator in the search for the 'dissapeared' across the water resides in another closeby village. Very small world.