Five volumes of local newspaper
cuttings covering the 1950s to the 1970s have been donated to
our Archive. The following selection of cuttings focuses on
some of Tickhill’s news in March 1960.
3 March 1960
Youth Management committee held their monthly meeting at the
Library, Tickhill, last Thursday. The Secretary, Mr E Webster,
reported that Dr Coutts-Wood had agreed to a request from the
Committee to give talks on first-aid to members of the Youth
Club as soon as arrangements could be made. A lawn tennis
section sub-committee was formed including Messrs K Nicholson,
G Roylance, W Davies and Mrs Marrison (late Assistant Youth
Officer) who is a qualified coach. A deputation from Tickhill
Rovers Association Football Club was welcomed, and after
discussion, their suggestion for joint training sessions
between members of Tickhill Rovers Club and the Youth Club, to
be held in the Boys’ Club premises in inclement weather, was
agreed to. These training sessions are to include talks and
instruction on the rules of Association football and their
proper interpretation by a league referee who has consented to
officiate. Since the formation of the Youth Club it has been
the ultimate aim of the Management Committee to provide a full
and complete Youth Centre in Tickhill. A site has been
obtained from Lord Scarbrough on a long lease. It is adjacent
to the Boys’ Club premises in Bride Church Lane which has been
cleared of a derelict cottage by Youth Club members. A
building fund for the erection of a youth centre has been
opened. The President, Coun. E Robinson, subscribed £10,
Committee member Concah £10, secretary E Webster £10, chairman
A E Pike £1 and the Boys’ Football section £1. The fund is
open to all and it is hoped to publish future subscriptions
and the current total from time to time.
17 March 1960
National Savings Committee held their annual dinner in the
Millstone Hotel last week. Mr F S Newborn presided.
Long-service badges were presented by Mr J Dean, the
Commissioner, to Mrs N MacCallaugh, Mrs D Garritt and Mrs F H
Arrand. Other visitors included Mrs E Charlesworth, Assembly
Member, and Mr T Durkin, District Commissioner.
24 March 1960
EVENING held in the Methodist schoolroom last Thursday
realised £6 14s. 6d. for Trust funds. Miss Jessie Newborn gave
a talk on the history of Tickhill.
a large congregation at the Parish Church on Sunday evening
for the Mothering Sunday service. Violets and a simnel cake
made specially by Mrs G Turner, were presented at the altar,
blessed by the Vicar, distributed to children of the Sunday
School, and taken by them as gifts to their parents in the
congregation. Taking part were Philip Wilcox, Stephen Higgins,
Cynthia Turner, Joy Lofthouse, Michael Lofthouse, Charles
Marsden, Sharon MacDougall, Geoffrey Stables, Linda Cannings,
Katherine Newsome, Elizabeth Towell, Ann Watkinson, Margaret
Arrand, Peter Smith, Sara De’Ath, Raymond Fox, Jacqueline
Evans, Robert Kitchen, Roger Kitching, Rosemary Hulley,
Christine Hulley and Peter Stocks.
COFFEE EVENING and bring and buy stall
organised by Mrs H Stimpson in the Public Library in aid of
the Youth Club Building Fund raised £4.