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      Newsletter Autumn 2008


Welcome to a new season of activities.

We hope to see you at the talks and the Local History Fair at the Doncaster College for the Deaf on 22 November when TDLHS will be one of the societies with stands and displays. Do come and join us too for the Christmas Social, arranged a little earlier than usual, so you can get into a festive frame of mind in good time for December. Details are in the programme for 2008-9.

Programme for 2008 - 2009

18 September 2008        AGM, followed by David Adgar: Sacred Places – Special People (Wentworth) 


16 October 2008            Ian Morgan: Footpads, Kings and Highwaymen 


20 November 2008        Tony Barber: History of Doncaster Racecourse


26 November 2008       Social event at The Millstone, 7.30pm


15 January 2009            Peter Robinson: Archaeology in and around Tickhill up to 410AD


19 February 2009          Maureen Hambrecht: Up Before the Beak


19 March 2009              Hedley Higgins: A Tickhill Childhood


16 April 2009                The Revd. Richard Plant: Old Coins


21 May 2009                 Howard Smith: The Story of the English Inn


The talks will be held in the Methodist Schoolroom (entrance behind the Methodist Church, Northgate), start at 7.30 pm and finish by 9 pm.  

Entrance fee (including refreshments): £1 members, £2 non-members



The two summer visits were greatly enjoyed. Mr Harker led the tour of St James’s Church,  Braithwell, and Mrs Harker kindly catered for the group with delicious home-baked refreshments. Haxey and Westwoodside Heritage Society members were very welcoming to a group of us at their July meeting. The speaker, Roy Young, in his last talk before retiring, entertained and enlightened everyone with his presentation on The Age of Elegance, complete with costumes and household artefacts to illustrate his theme. Our hosts generously put out a display of material from their archive for our benefit. Thanks to Pam Mills for overseeing the arrangements for the visits. Also during the summer programme break several Committee members staffed the Society’s stall at the Gala when the display panels were seen by a good number of visitors. Thanks to all who braved the showery weather to help with the stall.    

The 2009 Calendar has a new full-colour format with more space for recording commitments. Along with photographs of the locality, it includes art work from pupils at Wilsic Road Day Nursery and Estfeld and St Mary’s Schools. A visual treat for the whole year, the Calendar, price £5, is on sale at our meetings and at KSM and Taylors to whom we are grateful for their continued support. Thanks to everyone involved in the production of the Calendar.

The Committee is very sorry to lose the services of Pam Mills as Treasurer and Speaker Secretary now that she has stepped down pending a move from the area. Pam has kept the Society’s finances in good order, booked a stimulating series of speakers and represented the Society at Doncaster and District Heritage Association meetings. She is warmly thanked for all her efforts on our behalf. Graham Rolf has kindly stepped in as Treasurer and John Cowie as Speaker Secretary. The election of Officers and Members of the Committee takes place as usual at the September meeting. Their contact details will be given in the next Newsletter.

Honorary Family Membership for 2008-9 has been awarded to Linda Mayes in recognition of all her work in selling our Occasional Papers at KSM. This has been a great help to the Society and made the Papers available to a wide range of people.

The Society’s Archive has received more donations, in particular the family of the late Mrs Joan Wilcox has given us a large amount of material about Tickhill’s history, for which we are most grateful. Miss Maud Ashmore also continues to support our work. Some of her memorabilia feature in this Newsletter.




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