Local History Day
minutes of opening our Local History Day at the Parish Room
in January, we had the first donation of printed material
for our Archive and a photograph to copy. After such a good
start, the rest of the day went extremely well with plenty
of visitors including Principal Guest, the Mayor, Councillor
Ray Hill. Congratulations to Tamara Poulter for winning the
Prize Quiz and a £10 book token. Thanks to all who helped
with running the event.
dealing with potentially sombre topics – burials and
rationing - our first two talks of 2010 were delivered with
much humour and thoroughly entertained the large audiences.
Even in cold weather it is encouraging that so many members
are willing to turn out to our meetings.
an opportunity to browse through a display of archive
material about Tickhill is a new departure for our meetings
and we hope you will enjoy the event. This Newsletter has an
example on page 4 of material recently donated to our
first Occasional Paper of 2010, Number 8, was published at
the February meeting. Philip Scowcroft’s ‘By road and rail:
A brief history of Tickhill’s transportation’ is a well
illustrated and succinct record of all the changes in local
transport services. In spite of potholes around Tickhill
today, road journeys are much more comfortable than was once
the case over roads with ruts and large holes, before the
turnpike trusts were established. The many photographs show
how dependent people were on horses until the 20th
Century brought motorised vehicles, and, for a few decades,
passenger trains. Linda Mayes and colleagues are kindly
selling this Paper and the earlier ones at the KSM Card
Gallery on Castlegate.
long winter barely over, it is cheering to think forward to
summer. Dorothy Bradley has arranged the following two
evening visits and will give more details at our April and
May meetings when you can sign up for places.
June Gainsborough Old Hall
will be guided by Sue Allen who provided the splendid
entertainment at our Christmas Social. The £12 cost covers a
cream tea, coach fare, driver’s tip and a donation to
Gainsborough Old Hall.
July Mrs Smith’s Cottage, Navenby near Lincoln
Smith lived at this cottage until her death age 102. She
resisted change and so this home provides a wonderful
insight into living conditions in the 1920s since when it
has been virtually unchanged.