18 September 2008 AGM,
followed by David Adgar: Sacred Places –
Special People (Wentworth)
October 2008 Ian Morgan: Footpads, Kings and
November 2008 Tony Barber: History of
26 November 2008 Social event at
The Millstone, 7.30pm
January 2009 Peter Robinson: Archaeology in and
around Tickhill up to 410 A.D.
19 February 2009
Maureen Hambrecht: Up Before the Beak
2009 Hedley Higgins: A Tickhill Childhood
2009 The Revd. Richard Plant: Old Coins
2009 Howard Smith: The Story of the English
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
meeting had one of the largest audiences yet, with several new
members joining us. Steve Payne, along with Chris Garritt and
David Walters gave a well-presented overview of the progress
of the Tickhill, then, now and for the future Project.
One of the consequences of having a website has been reaching
to Tasmania, so our news and projects really do have a
world-wide audience. The Society’s progress to date features
in the BBC’s May issue of the Who do you think you are?
exhibitions in the Library
Carole Hughes and her staff at Tickhill Library for kindly
offering the Society the possibility of an area where we can
display photographs and materials from our Archive collection.
The display will be changed regularly. We hope that people
will be encouraged to contribute additional information to
increase our understanding of local history. We hope too that
this will encourage more people to take an interest in local
history and perhaps join the Society.
It is with
deepest regret that we record the recent death of our only
Honorary Member Mr Ronald (Ron) Hill at the age of almost 93.
Ron was living in Rugby at the time of his death, but he and
his wife Betty lived for most of their lives in Tickhill. Ron
was active for many years in Tickhill local history matters.
He worked closely with the late Tom Beastall and contributed
much of the medieval history
Tom’s book Portrait of an English Country Town.
Fortunately, shortly before Ron died, he recorded a ‘Living
Memories’ interview for the Society, which, with permission
and help from his family, will be published later this summer.
We will also use extracts from this interview in an Occasional
Paper to be published in Ron’s memory. We feel privileged to
have known such an eminent local historian, who in his
contacts with the Society was always helpful, charming and
enthusiastic: to his widow and family we offer our sincere
The very sad
new has just arrived of the death of Ron’s sister-in-law, Mrs
Joan Wilcox. Her great interest in Tickhill’s history is
shown, for example, through her research into Tickhill’s field
names, her contribution to the Voices book of wartime
memories and her ‘Living Memories’ interview for our Society.
She was always ready to answer queries about local history,
such as about the work of her
forebears. She recently loaned copies of the Parish Magazines
to enable the Society to produce the new Occasional Paper on
Life in Edwardian Tickhill. This is now published in
her memory. Our heartfelt condolences go to her daughter,
sister and other family members and friends.