The Society was formed in 2004 with the aim of building on
the work of the late Tom Beastall and the groups he worked
with some 20 years ago. It currently has about 140 members
and holds monthly meetings between September and May. (See
Members are actively engaged on a number of projects which
are seen as an important part of the Society’s activities.
(See Projects for more
The Society is building a documentary and photographic archive
of the area’s history which will be available for research.
Tickhill Library have kindly provided room for the Archive.
As well as donations of original material, the Society welcomes
the opportunity to copy documents and photographs where people
prefer to retain the originals.
Involvement in local Issues
The Society has become involved in local issues related to
the area’s heritage. Examples include support for the
Parish Room Improvement and for re-instating limited public
access to Tickhill Castle.
Members receive a quarterly Newsletter which not only passes
on news but also disseminates research, examples of historical
evidence about the Tickhill area and reviews of books and
websites. Spare copies are placed in the Tickhill Library.
(See News and Local
History - Snippets for the latest edition and back numbers.)