Wed 21 Apr 2021
A CANNABIS farm has been discovered in Rotherham town centre – just a stone’s throw from where another major growing operation was found last month.
By Gareth Dennison on Tue 20 Apr 2021
A LETTER to the Advertiser in 1939 said four of the six who erected the cross were still living in Rawmarsh, with another having left and one dead.
YOUNG miner Gary Mitchell was panicked when summoned to Silverwood pit’s management in the summer of 1975.
By Antony Clay on Mon 12 Apr 2021
A PIECE of pottery picked up by two inquisitive schoolboys opened a fascinating window into the past.
By Andrew Mosley on Thu 01 Apr 2021
IMMIGRATION to Rotherham has been commonplace for hundreds of years, as new arrivals sought shelter or a better wage.
By Antony Clay on Thu 01 Apr 2021
IT IS like a scene from a Hammer horror.
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 15 Mar 2021
BEFORE embarking on a long journey, the preparation nowadays will probably involve setting a sat-nav or checking the trains are running on time.
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 01 Mar 2021
IT WAS early morning on May 27, 1936, and amateur film-maker Charles Chislett stood clutching his camera on the Southampton docks.
By Gareth Dennison on Fri 19 Feb 2021
ABOLITIONIST James Watkins spoke about his slave experiences to a crowd in Rotherham town centre — 4,290 miles from where his story began.
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 08 Feb 2021
PUB names are perhaps what springs to mind first when many people hear the names Effingham and Rockingham.
By Andrew Mosley on Fri 29 Jan 2021
FOOTBALL’S modern-day superstars might have the money and the fame but for every Premier League ace there are legions of people who play purely for the love of the game.
By Gareth Dennison on Fri 29 Jan 2021
EVER-evolving Forge Island has played a multitude of roles for Rotherham over the years.
By Gareth Dennison on Thu 21 Jan 2021
ITS name means a road of wells, so it is little surprise that Wellgate was one of the main sources of Rotherham’s water supply.
By Michael Upton on Thu 21 Jan 2021
WENTWORTH Woodhouse has turned to the author who helped put it back on the national map for the next chapter of its unfolding story.
By Gareth Dennison on Tue 05 Jan 2021
IN THE 16th century smallpox was called the Speckled Monster and accounted for between ten and 15 per cent of all deaths.
By Gareth Dennison on Wed 23 Dec 2020
LAST week great-grandad Tom Drury-Smith made local history by becoming the first person in Rotherham to be vaccinated against Covid-19.