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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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Famous Sons and Daughters

Alfred Liversidge (1836-1921) Englands fastest man and trainer of Gem Mace the last of the World Heavyweight bare knuckle fighters. As An Athlete he raced for money and in Norwich once won an army officer on his horse over 50 yards.

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World Wars

As with most communities, Swinton suffered grievous losses of young men in World War I. 207 names are recorded in our fine war memorial, including that of Tommy Jackson, V.C. Tommy was the first British soldier to cross the mighty

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COAL Coal has been worked in the Swinton area certainly since 1600. Early mining was by the use of bell pits, opencast and drift methods. The deep mined Manvers Colliery opened in 1870 and Wath Main in 1875 heralded the

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