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      Newsletter Spring 2007


 Supplement to Spring 2007 Newsletter

This is the first of our Newsletters to have a supplement in which people are asked to help by adding interesting details to parts of our growing collection of old photographs. This Supplement focuses on the topic of Transport. We hope you enjoy seeing some of the photographs digitised as part of the HLF project. Copies of the Supplement can be obtained from Tickhill Library (free of charge) and any help you can give with information about the photographs will be appreciated. Thanks to Steve Payne for preparing the supplement.   


The first two meetings of 2007 were a visual treat. Thanks in part to Chris Garritt’s photographs, John Marsden gave us a splendid talk to mark the start of celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of St Mary’s Church Organ. The photographs and a summary of John’s talk can be found on our website in the Local History section. John’s invitation to see the Organ at first hand on 14 March was much appreciated. 

Alison Constantine’s slides not only showed the complicated task faced by conservators at Brodsworth Hall, but also revealed some of the spectacular furnishings such as a chandelier finer than those at Versailles. See below for the possibility of an evening visit to Brodsworth. 


A new post of Membership Secretary has been created relieving David Walters of one of his many tasks as Secretary. Many thanks to David for looking after Membership matters since the creation of the Society and thanks to Lesley Nicholson for taking on this new responsibility. 

James Ellis

Apologies to the family of the late James Ellis, long-serving Organist at St Mary’s, for calling him John Ellis in Philip Scowcroft’s Some highlights of Tickhill’s musical past. 

TDLHS Website and HLF Project

The website is attracting plenty of interest with several thousand ‘hits’ to view photographs in the Gallery section as well as visits to the Local History and Living Memories sections. Very useful comments are being made about some of the photographs, an increasing number of which are being put on the website. Keep a lookout for the new material! 

Presentations to local groups are now underway and generating many memories.  Thanks to all concerned. 

Summer Visits

21 June 2007  An evening tour of Stainton Church, 7.30 p.m. start, led by Churchwarden Mrs Kath Adey. 

19 July 2007   An evening tour of selected memorials at St Mary’s Church, 7.30 p.m. start, led by Rev. Donald Thorpe, followed by tea and biscuits.                        

Both visits need to be pre-booked at our April or May meetings. There is a charge of £1 per person per visit payable on booking (non-refundable). Tickets will be issued. 

6 September 2007      ‘Brodsworth Unveiled’ evening tour starting at 6 p.m.

Members will be asked at the March meeting for a show of hands to see if this visit should go ahead: a minimum number of 16 people is required and a maximum of 25. The price of non-refundable tickets payable on booking at the April or May meetings (no bookings taken after 17 May) is Adult £9.50, Concession £9, English Heritage members £8.

Parking would be in front of the House, not the public car park. The garden would be available for up to an hour after the House tour. The gift shop would be open but not the café.








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