Tag Archives: James William (Iron) Hague

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, 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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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 – Photograph and text in Swinton Library celebrating the life of this former resident. Memorial tablet from former Manvers Main Colliery Canteen relocated and displayed.

Simon Licence, World War 1 Casualty – Soldiers memorial (death penny) purchased and placed on public display with photograph and text in Kilnhurst Community Centre.

Memorial to James William (Iron) Hague – Funded to mark his grave site in Mexborough Cemetery (in collaboration with Mexborough Heritage and Mr G Schofield).