Month: May 2013

Kilnhurst Through the ages in Pictures

Using more than 200 images, many never previously seen in public. This book takes the reader on a fascinating journey on memory lane. Detailed captions and extensive research present many aspects of industrial village life and the exploits of its

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Film Tour Around Kilnhurst Churchyard

A filmed tour where the stories of certain people buried here are told.Giles Brearley and Ken Wyatt lead a large group around Kilnhurst churchyard and cemetery telling the stories of former local inhabitants.  These include industrialists, early union men, mining

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Civic Lives

CIVIC LIVES (The Story of a Town Clerk and his family) The story of leading lawyer, businessman, philanthropist and long serving town clerk, Frederick Lee Harrop, takes the reader on a fascinating journey through late Victorian and Edwardian English life.

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Alfred Liversidge

Alfred Liversidge – England’s Fastest Man and the Boxing Trainer of the last of the bare knuckle heavyweight champions ,Gem Mace. This book charts Swinton resident Alfred’s life as a professional sportsman, boxing trainer and gambler. It follows a lot

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A Yorkshire Undertaking

Tells the story of one of Northern England’s oldest established family funeral directors. CT Butterfields and Sons was established in 1874 and remains today in the capable hands of the 6th generation of the family.   cost £5.99

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A Tribute to Mexborough Man

A filmed tribute and life story of this former professional boxer and charity fundraiser. He set a record by running 20 marathons in 20 days at the age of 56. He is dubbed Mr South Yorkshire. Nothing is too much trouble for

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The Iron Man (Iron Hague)

Iron Hague was the English Heavyweight Champion from 1909 to 1911. Although he hailed from Mexborough, South Yorkshire, little detail was known about this erstwhile champion that is, until now. Well known author, Giles Brearley, has just had his biographical

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