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      Newsletter Autumn 2007


The summer certainly arrived with a vengeance this year. First, our sympathies go to several members of the Society whose homes in Tickhill were flooded in the June deluge. We wish them well in dealing with the lengthy aftermath. Our website Gallery section has a record of that awful day, as well as many other recently added (and thankfully less traumatic) photographs. The Gala afternoon was a sunny interlude in a very wet July. Thanks to all who helped on the Society’s stall and with the display boards.


Three evening visits for members took place between June and early September and were most enjoyable. Mrs Kath Adey kindly provided notes for those who took her tour of Stainton Church. The Revd. Donald Thorpe showed us a range of material used in researching the background to the beautiful tomb chest commemorating Louisa Blanche Foljambe, as well as explaining the significance of the placing and design of the tomb. He has compiled a most interesting publication about Louisa, her family and her tomb which the Society has recently published. Please see the Articles section for details. On a balmy September evening a group of members greatly appreciated Alison Constantine’s conducted tour of Brodsworth Hall opened specially for the Society. There is another opportunity for an evening visit to Brodsworth. From 19 – 28 October, between 6.30 and 8.30 pm, the restored Victorian garden will be illuminated for the ‘Enchanted Garden’ programme. Admission price £5.50 for adults, £4.50 for concessions and £3.50 for children. The Hall is not open although the café and shop will be open.


The autumn has plenty to offer for Society members. As well as our talks, you are also invited to our Christmas social. Come and join in an evening of fun, friendship and music. Once the refurbished Parish Room is open, we plan to hold another Tickhill Local History day on a Saturday, hopefully in October. The Doncaster and District Heritage Association, to which the Society belongs, has arranged a Local History event on 10 November. This will be well worth attending.


The first three of our Occasional Papers have been produced during 2007 all of which have been on sale at KSM Dry Cleaners – many thanks to Linda Mayes and her colleagues for their efforts on our behalf and for letting us arrange displays of photographs in the shop.


The 2008 Calendar is now on sale at KSM Dry Cleaners and Taylors who are thanked for their continued support. Buying the Calendar brings year-round interest with its old photographs of Tickhill and their present day counterparts, so snap up copies for yourselves, family and friends. Once again, thanks to Chris Garritt and Steve Payne for producing the Calendar and thanks to Pam Mills for organising the printing.













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