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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

Member Evening: memories of childhood

Join us on the 27th of July for a chance to reminisce about childhood, or for the younger, to learn a bit more about what a Treeton childhood was once like!

The meeting will be held at the Reading Room on Front Street at  7.30 p.m. on Thursday 27th July.

 

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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