Thu 11 Aug 2022
TRAVELODGE has exchanged contracts for its 69-room hotel on Forge Island — part of its £160 million expansion programme.
By Michael Upton on Mon 21 Mar 2022
POLICE found more than 60 bags of cannabis when they stopped a driver in Swinton.
By Gareth Dennison on Fri 18 Mar 2022
THESE days the Catcliffe Cone towers above the surrounding bungalows — but why was this 18th century glass kiln built there in the first place?
By Gareth Dennison on Tue 15 Mar 2022
SNIPER David Newell was hiding in bushes somewhere in northern France after an emergency jump from his damaged plane on D-Day.
By Michael Upton on Tue 01 Mar 2022
IN TWO years’ time, Silverwood Miners Welfare, on Doncaster Road, will turn 100 years old.
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 28 Feb 2022
ON DAVID Newell’s 16th birthday, his dad Ernest gave him a letter confirming his employment at Steel, Peech and Tozer.
By Gareth Dennison on Tue 15 Feb 2022
“THE position is deteriorating,” warned Mr E Asquith, district manager of the Yorkshire Electricity Board, in the Advertiser in February 1972.
By Michael Upton on Thu 27 Jan 2022
STUDENTS received royal approval for their “tremendously heartening” efforts to honour and remember Holocaust victims.
By Gareth Dennison on Tue 21 Dec 2021
A CRY of “the bailiffs are coming” in working class parts of 19th century Rotherham was enough to bring out a crowd intent on hindering their work.
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 13 Dec 2021
WILLIAM Rushton had been working nights at the Parkgate Iron and Steel Works and was home in bed on the morning of January 6, 1865.
By Gareth Dennison on Thu 09 Dec 2021
KEPPEL’S Column has been shrouded in scaffolding as a near-£500,000 restoration project gets under way to reopen the 18th century folly to the public.
By Gareth Dennison on Wed 01 Dec 2021
MINING engineer John Fretwell Thompson attended the scene after a massive explosion at Warren Vale Colliery killed 23 and injured seven in November, 1874.
By Michael Upton on Fri 26 Nov 2021
ARCHAEOLOGIST Alex Sotheran is the special guest for a history group’s next open meeting.
By Gareth Dennison on Tue 23 Nov 2021
SOME 18,000 items from Rotherham Archives feature in a new digital collection which will eventually hold more than two million pieces.
By Gareth Dennison on Mon 22 Nov 2021
JEWELLER and pawnbroker Albert Bibbs — nicknamed Rotherham’s Golden Balls — began his business on Church Street in 1851.
By Admin on Fri 19 Nov 2021
THE Vicar of Rotherham hailed the attendance and enthusiasm for Rotherham’s all-outdoor Remember Day commemorations.