Fri 26 Feb 2021
DEPUTY mayor Ian Jones has joined the council’s main opposition party — five months after quitting Labour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Gareth Dennison on Tue 15 Sep 2020
PARTS of 17th century Orgreave Hall were rescued to become a cricket club’s clocktower monument.
By Gareth Dennison on Fri 28 Aug 2020
TALENTED Joyce Barnett still teaches children music at her village school — at the age of 90.
NOTORIOUS brothel owner Maria Barton was known as Lady — even in news reports of her many appearances before Rotherham’s courts.
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.
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
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 10 Aug 2020
FORMER prisoner of war Gordon Smith was being held in Hiroshima when the bomb was dropped — and only survived because it was his day off.
IF STREET parties feel a little pedestrian for celebrating the end of war, how about holding a bash on a barge to Doncaster?
By David Parker on Fri 07 Aug 2020
GUIDED tours of the gardens of an historic country house have sprung into life again.
By Gareth Dennison on Fri 07 Aug 2020
TEACHING Tsar Nicholas II’s five children in the nine years before the Russian Revolution was a huge change from the early life of Charles Sydney Gibbes, growing up on High Street in Rotherham.