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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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Swinton’s Places of Worship

The Norman Chapel of St. Mary Megdalene was built in the second half of the 12th Century as a Chapel of Ease for the Parish of Wath. It stood on the site of the present St. Margarets Church Hall and,

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Norman Conquest

As we know from our school days, William the Conquerors Norman invasion took place in 1066. William defeated the Saxon King Harolds forces at Hastings after Harold had forced-marched his army from Stamford Bridge, near York. The Normans began their ascendancy

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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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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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Future Plans

We continue to receive enquiries to our web-site from people near and far.  Numbers of enquiries have come from North America and recently we have been in correspondence with someone in Kabul,Afghanistan making enquiries about Swinton’s rich heritage.  Feedback is always appreciated and we

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