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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

First meeting of 2019: Rockingham China, February 28th

Following the revels of the History Group Xmas Party on the 13th of December, we will be taking a break in January, so our next meeting will take place on Thursday 28th February 2019 and see the return of the Leader brothers, who will be giving us a very entertaining talk and slide presentation on Rockingham china.


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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