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
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.
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
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.
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
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.