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Celebrating Principal Buildings

Ebeneezer Church, Milton Street – Working with the developer the Church’s war memorial was preserved, restored and placed on display in Swinton Library. The buildings date stone was retained on site following demolition and incorporated into the boundary wall. Hattersley

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Our Achievements

Commemorative plaques have been provided for the following former residents: James William Iron Hague former British Heavyweight Boxing Champion – Plaque Location – Montagu Arms, Mexborough. Herbert Crossley – British Novice Heavyweight Harry Crossley – British Cruiser Weight (Champions) – Plaque Location – Queen Street,

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Noteable Individuals

Douglas Liversidge, Author and Polar Explorer – Photograph and text in Swinton Library celebrating the life of this former resident. Douglas Liversidge Collection presented to Library (collected works of the author). James Randerson, National Union of Mineworkers Official & Councillor

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Fundraising events organised

Pop Concert with Smash 1970’s Group The Sweet Dearne Valley’s first ever beer festival (funds shared with Swinton Comprehensive School Funds) Boxing Dinner Show (Funds raised for local boxing clubs)   Fundraising powerpoint picture shows delivered for Kilnhurst Church Funds

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Churchyard/Cemetery Tours

Evening conducted tours at Swinton Churchyard -Funds raised for St Margarets Parish Church. Kilnhurst Churchyard – Funds raised for St Thomas’ Mexborough Churchyard – Funds raised for St Johns Mexborough Cemetery – Funds raised for Mexborough Heritage Guided Walk History

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Local History & Heritage Fairs

Project advice and support given to Potters Corner Heritage lottery project Swinton Churchyard including restoration of significant memorials, Norman Stonework, mounting of interpretive plaques, guide book, guided tours for Schools and Scout Groups and general public, celebration evening at the

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A History of Sprotbrough Hall

In collaboration with Bridge Street Productions we completed the filming, editing and proofing of our DVD “A History of Sprotbrough Hall”.  This film explores the history of one of South Yorkshire’s lost country houses.  The magnificent Sprotbrough Hall was demolished in the late

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A History of Swinton Hall and Swinton House

A further project which reached completion was the launch of Giles Brearley’s latest book “A History of Swinton Hall and Swinton House”.  This was a very difficult project which required a great deal of research and detective work by the team.

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News Update

We continue to deliver talks and interviews when asked.  Recent engagements have included BBC Radio Sheffield, Mexborough and District Heritage Society, Radio Nightingale for Rotherham Hospitals and the Rotherham Branch University of the Third Age. A further royalties cheque was presented to St Margaret’s Church proceeds from

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Mike Hawthorn Plaque

Visitors to our web-site and those who take an interest in our activities will be aware of the series of commemorative plaques that we have provided in recognition of local people and their achievements. Our latest plaque has been erected in

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