Treeton Local History Group

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About the Treeton Local History Group

Treeton Local History Group meets on the evening of the last Thursday of each month.  Meetings take place at the Reading Room on Front Street, Treeton, beginning at 7:30 p.m. and are open to everyone, although a nominal charge of £2.00 is made to non-members.   Membership information is available here, while  a list of forthcoming speakers and events is available here.


Next meeting

Next meeting: February 2018

Our first meeting of 2018 after the winter break will be on 22nd February at the Reading Rooms on Front Street at the usual time of 7:30pm.

This will be a fascinating exploration of the Rotherham Feoffees, with vistiing speaker Tony Grice.

The Feoffees of the Common Lands of Rotherham were established as a board of trustees (or ‘feoffees’), headed by a ‘Greave’, responsible for using the Common Lands of Rotherham for the benefit of the inhabitants of the town, and remains an active charity today.



June 2016 Meeting Report

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At June’s meeting, there was a change to the program due to illness. Luckily Elaine Humphries stepped in to give a talk about Clifton Park. This was very interesting and invoked many happy memories among the members.


June 2017 Meeting Report

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In his richly-illustrated talk, "A Palace by a River", Mike Ogden explained the history of the Palace of Westminster, how it became the seat of Royal power after the Norman Conquest and then the home of the first parliaments in the 13th century.  Following a disastrous fire in 1834, Charles Barry was commissioned to design and re-build using Anston stone, quarried near Rotherham.  Mike's talk ended with a tour of these splendid Victorian buildings and some humorous exchanges between politicians.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 04 July 2017 18:05

May 2016 Meeting Report

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Richard Bell gave a talk about the Sand House, a Victorian marvel. This was built in the 19th century in Doncaster. It was a large house with several bedrooms, a ballroom and stable block, which was all cut out of solid sandstone. Also cut out of sandstone was a long passage or gallery with larger than life size carvings which included an elephant with a mahout.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 February 2017 13:50
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