Leisure pages on the rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk and the Rotherham Advertiser

Leisure

The remarkable life of Fagin-like runner of house of ill-repute “Lady” Barton

The remarkable life of Fagin-like runner of house of ill-repute “Lady” Barton

Fri 28 Aug 2020

NOTORIOUS brothel owner Maria Barton was known as Lady — even in news reports of her many appearances before Rotherham’s courts.

  • A life in theatre - Q&A with Rachel Marshall

    A life in theatre - Q&A with Rachel Marshall

    By Admin on Wed 02 Sep 2020

    PERFORMER, chairman of multiple theatre schools and co-founder of Rotherham Theatrical Student Academy (RTSA), Rachel Marshall has been in the business for three decades.

  • The Lung of Rotherham — how campaign brought about town’s first park

    The Lung of Rotherham — how campaign brought about town’s first park

    By Gareth Dennison on Tue 01 Sep 2020

    “Living, as we do, in an age when manufactories are springing into existence so profusely and when the atmosphere in the vicinity of every large town is rendered impure by the serpentine and cloud like volumes of smoke which ascend from huge chimneys that have reared their heads aloft in all directions, it becomes almost necessary to provide some place for recreation — some sequestered spot to which one can retire from the noise and bustle of the town, the workshop and the office to win from the balmy quietude of the pleasant country its fresh and invigorating air.”

  • Still striking up the band after 70 years - Q&A with Keith Arrowsmith

    Still striking up the band after 70 years - Q&A with Keith Arrowsmith

    By Admin on Tue 01 Sep 2020

    KEITH Arrowsmith, cornet player for the award-winning Maltby Miners' Welfare Band, first picked up his instrument almost 70 years ago but has not run out of puff yet. Keith (74) told us about some of the highlights of his life-long love affair with music.

  • Savanna's music career in bloom after release of debut EP

    Savanna's music career in bloom after release of debut EP

    By Adele Forrest on Thu 27 Aug 2020

    INFLUENCER, stage star and ex-Love Islander Savanna Darnell has released her debut EP.

  • Merseyside firebrand Prowse marks Record Store Day with a non-royal celebration

    Merseyside firebrand Prowse marks Record Store Day with a non-royal celebration

    By Andrew Mosley on Fri 21 Aug 2020

    RECORD Store Day delivers an annual rallying cry that Merseyside firebrand Ian Prowse is happy to support with the release of his “anti-royal best of” The People Not The Crown EP.

  • Museum gets Lion’s share of new mural

    Museum gets Lion’s share of new mural

    By Adele Forrest on Fri 21 Aug 2020

    MEET kind and courageous Leonard the second lion to take pride of place at Clifton Park Museum, which will be greeting visitors when it reopens next month.

  • Farmland Fred and his Maltby memoir that provided a social snapshot of life in the early

    Farmland Fred and his Maltby memoir that provided a social snapshot of life in the early

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 20 Aug 2020

    FRED Kitchen was a farm labourer whose autobiography about agricultural life in Maltby has been in print for the best part of a century.

  • Flag flies high ahead of Rotherham Pride this weekend

    Flag flies high ahead of Rotherham Pride this weekend

    By Chloe West on Thu 20 Aug 2020

    SOLIDARITY with the LGBT+ community is on display at Rotherham Hospital with the gay pride flag flying above the site to coincide with this weekend’s virtual Pride

Competitions & reader offers