Monthly Archives: May 2013

Kilnhurst Through the ages in Pictures

Kilnhurst Through the ages in Pictures

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 residents.
chapters look at ;

 

  • Industry and commerce
  • Faith and worship
  • Transport and travel
  • Sport and leisure
  • People and places.

 

cost £10.00

 

Film Tour Around Kilnhurst Churchyard

Film Tour Around Kilnhurst Churchyard

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 fatalities, war heroes, etc.

A very entertaining and informative film for anyone interested in local history.

 

cost £5.00

 

Civic Lives

CIVIC LIVES (The Story of a Town Clerk and his family)

CIVIC LIVES (The Story of a Town Clerk and his family)

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. These were times of great invention and rapid technological progress against a backdrop of creaking civil administration which belonged to the middle ages. Harrop helped to lay the foundations of modern local government and his story is in many ways the story of municipal progress. Along the way we shall meet all aspects of human activity, the admirable and the mean; humour and tragedy; scandals and skulduggery which makes today’s political landscape seem tame.

We shall not see the like of Harrop family again as their era has past. The story of their lives and enduring legacy will entertain and enlighten anyone with an interest in social, political, family and community history or the Victorian and Edwardian periods.

South Yorkshire History at it’s Best.

Anyone involved in local government or civic affairs will find it irresistible.

(As an appendix, Miss E. K. L. Harrops’ four churches of Swinton, published in 1913 is reprinted for the first time.)

Published September/October 2007

 

Cost £6.99

Alfred Liversidge

Alfred Liversidge

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 of the fights had by Gem Mace whilst under Alfred’s control.Such characters as Posh Bill ,Ned Obaldwin (the Irish Giant)all fought Mace and Alfred was there.

Well illustrated it is a nice little book for anyone interested in boxing or local history.

 

Cost £3.50

A Yorkshire Undertaking

A Yorkshire Undertaking

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

A Tribute to Mexborough Man

A Tribute to Mexborough Man

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 Tom to help.

Follow his exploits……

 

cost £5.00

The Iron Man (Iron Hague)

Iron Hague was the English Heavyweight Champion from 1909 to 1911

Iron Hague was the English Heavyweight Champion from 1909 to 1911

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 book entitled “The Iron Man” published. The book packs some 290 pages and includes 200 pictures depicting the man himself, his family, his managers, his trainers, his opponents, various events, first world war experiences and his life thereafter.

Giles said that his research for this book was gained over many years.

In addition to locally stored information and assistance by Mexborough Heritage Society, his research took him to London to the National Archive, The Grenadier Guards Museum, various libraries and record offices as well as to the Colindale newspaper, archive. Boxing historian, Harold Alderman, also passed on his overwhelming knowledge about Iron’s career. Harold, who is a foremost authority on boxing, has also written the foreword to the book.

Expertly put together, the book charts Iron’s father’s arrival in Mexborough, Iron’s birth and school days. The story confirms his love of fighting from an early age, his fairground boxing booth days and follows his career up the championship ladder. There were some good fighters around in the Edwardian times and his road to champion was no picnic. It follows him into the First World War and thereafter. Written in novel style, it makes a cracking read.

 
cost £14.95