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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 end of the project.

Numerous presentations offered to a range of organisations e.g. Rotary Clubs, Scout Organisations, local history groups on a range of subjects.

Frequent work with Schools, visits etc.

Production of Swinton Then & Now Calender in 2004, old photos with modern shots.

Advice given on Street naming to retain local pride and interest in area e.g. Horsefair Close, Hartley Close, Twigg Court, Kew Close.

Many enquiries dealt with for family and local historians, researchers, individual tours given, consultancy services. T.V. & Radio broadcasts.

Free Public Film Show of The Black Diamonds South Yorkshire’s Mining History.

Purchased hand made Oak Cabinet for display of local pottery in Swinton Library, certain pieces purchased and donations sought out.(Funds raised at a gala dinner).

Sponsors of Children’s reading schemes at Swinton Library.(Funds provided from sale of goods).

Facilitated National Council for Metal Detecting sweep of public land, permissions, residents leaflet etc.

Heritage items purchased or received as donations including Swinton Iron, 1860 Auction poster, minute books, Hattersley Archive, ephemera.

Re-launched with Swinton Comprehensive School Swinton Town Crest as a presentation item for international visitors and for public sale.