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Forge Island Covid-19 testing site closed after flooding warning

Forge Island Covid-19 testing site closed after flooding warning

Wed 20 Jan 2021

FORGE Island's Covid-19 testing site has been temporary closed down and taken apart due to flood warnings, council officials confirmed. 

All posts matching tag: History

  • How the ‘Speckled Monster’ lived on...

    How the ‘Speckled Monster’ lived on...

    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.

  • The day our town fell to the ‘enemy’

    The day our town fell to the ‘enemy’

    By Gareth Dennison on Fri 04 Dec 2020

    ENEMIES arrived by parachute and took over Rotherham on December 13, 1941.

  • Daredevil Alma and the Wall of Death

    Daredevil Alma and the Wall of Death

    By Gareth Dennison on Fri 04 Dec 2020

    FEARLESS Ellen Alma Skinner was so enthralled with the adrenaline of stunt rides that she had to sell all her outfits to ensure she was never tempted back inside a Wall of Death.

  • The heart of Greasbrough

    The heart of Greasbrough

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 19 Nov 2020

    IT TOOK almost 50 years of effort to bring about and just days with a bulldozer to bring it down.

  • The legacy of 19th centure goalie Arthur Wharton and why it matters

    The legacy of 19th centure goalie Arthur Wharton and why it matters

    By Gareth Dennison on Wed 18 Nov 2020

    “I think my dad always wanted to take credit for my ability ...but it was Arthur!”

  • Shoot for the moon — ambition and downfall of Rotherham Town

    Shoot for the moon — ambition and downfall of Rotherham Town

    By Gareth Dennison on Tue 10 Nov 2020

    ROTHERHAM Town were initially called Lunar Rovers because the only opportunities for games were on holidays or moonlit nights.

  • We have already lost too many pubs...

    We have already lost too many pubs...

    By Andrew Mosley on Tue 10 Nov 2020

    PUBS have taken something of a hammering over the past three decades and, as Rotherham’s hospitality industry faces up to new Tier 2 Covid-19 restrictions, ANDREW MOSLEY asks what, if anything, is the future?

  • Hockey’s history game-changers

    Hockey’s history game-changers

    By David Beddows on Tue 10 Nov 2020

    WAY back in 1884 in a quiet corner of Rotherham, five teenage boys were seen knocking a ball up and down the road with a large stick.

  • The industrial history of idyllic villages

    The industrial history of idyllic villages

    By Michael Upton on Tue 10 Nov 2020

    POTATO crisps, toffee, bricks and beer have all played their part in keeping two neighbouring villages’ coffers healthy, a local historian discovered as she mapped out their industrial past. MICHAEL UPTON reports on the new book lifting the lid on their previously unwritten story.

  • The life of the architect who named Rotherham’s All Saints' Square

    The life of the architect who named Rotherham’s All Saints' Square

    By Gareth Dennison on Wed 04 Nov 2020

    DEDICATED Dorothy Greene is the reason that Clifton Park Museum focuses on Rotherham’s history — and she gave All Saints’ Square its name.

  • Virtual tours of stately Wentworth Woodhouse to be created through £500,000 grant

    Virtual tours of stately Wentworth Woodhouse to be created through £500,000 grant

    By Adele Forrest on Thu 15 Oct 2020

    WENTWORTH Woodhouse will use part of a £468,262 grant to create virtual tours and online treasure hunts to ensure it can continue operating through the pandemic.

  • Flooding must not be forgotten

    Flooding must not be forgotten

    By Gareth Dennison on Thu 15 Oct 2020

    PREVENTING repeats of last year’s devastating floods cannot be allowed to drop off the Government’s agenda, RMBC leader Chris Read has said.

  • Rotherham’s Renaissance man

    Rotherham’s Renaissance man

    By Gareth Dennison on Wed 07 Oct 2020

    HIGH-flyer Charles Stoddart went from office boy at Parkgate Ironworks’ London office to taking charge of the whole works as general manager.

  • The misadventures of ‘Rotherham Bob’

    The misadventures of ‘Rotherham Bob’

    By Gareth Dennison on Fri 02 Oct 2020

    ROTHERHAM Bob’s first court appearance followed the election riot of 1865 when he was spotted jigging up and down Westgate and High Street in a presumably stolen wig.

  • The fight for the legacy of Orgreave Hall

    The fight for the legacy of Orgreave Hall

    By Gareth Dennison on Tue 15 Sep 2020

    PARTS of 17th century Orgreave Hall were rescued to become a cricket club’s clocktower monument.