Our Achievements

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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, Swinton.

Harry’s boxing gloves are on display in a specially made display cabinet in Swinton Library as are the brothers’ framed fight records.

William Arthur Morris, Pitman’s Poet and Grandfather of Hollywood Mega-star Julie Andrews – Plaque Location –Corner of  Temperance Street, Swinton.

Alfred Liversidge – Britain’s Fastest Man and trainer of Jem Mace – Plaque Location – Station Hotel, Station Street.

Tony Capstick – Singer, Songwriter, Actor & Broadcaster – Plaque Location – “Cappos Corner” Rowms Lane, Swinton.


Swinton Town Cross – Restoration and re-siting to original location of Swinton Medieval Market, Town or Butter Cross which was at risk.

Location – Chapel Hill Green, Swinton

Funding – Grant from Swinton Community Partnership


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