Wath: Queen of the villages, King of the festival

Wath: Queen of the villages, King of the festival

By Olivia Morris South Yorkshire’s biggest folk music and dance event returns this May with Wath Festival; a weekend full of fun, uniting the community through the village’s proud heritage. Established in 1972 by Wath’s very own Morris team, the festival has become a highly anticipated tradition in the community to...

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One man’s junk is NOT another man’s treasure

One man’s junk is NOT another man’s treasure

We met the Rawmarsh and Parkgate Friends of Green Spaces to find out more about their clean up mission. When you live in an urban town such as ours, it is refreshing to see green open spaces that brighten up the bustling environment. Then your heart sinks at the sight...

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Getting to grips with garden design

Getting to grips with garden design

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, looks at where to start when it comes to designing a garden. Spring heralds a new gardening season and with it the ideal time to reassess the layout of your garden. If you are planning a redesign of your plot, it may be helpful to have...

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Moor to Marsden than meets the eye

Moor to Marsden than meets the eye

Written by Rosemary Crampton Photography: Michael Podger Sitting in the shadow of the Pennine moors, the historic West Yorkshire village of Marsden is the peak of the Colne Valley, where bleakly beautiful landscapes entwine with a rich woollen making heritage to makes for a great place to discover this winter....

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Winter in the Garden

Winter in the Garden

Add extra sparkle to your gardening this winter with Sally Cunis garden designer As the end of the year fast approaches, gardens and fields erupt in a final riot of colour. The leaves of Acer Griseum, Parthenocissus henryana and Vitis coignetiae appear to catch fire as their leaves flame red...

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Not last orders just yet for Clubland

Not last orders just yet for Clubland

Stitched into the fabric of community life, in their heydays, working men’s clubs were at the centre of working class culture as families flocked in search of reprieve from the throes of everyday life. Hundreds queued out onto the street, eager to sign in at the door and snap up...

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Rotherham and Dearne Valley Walking Festival

Rotherham and Dearne Valley Walking Festival

Following many years since avid walkers last trod the routes of Rotherham’s popular walking festival, two local rambling groups have forged an allegiance to bring it back to life. This October, Rotherham Metro and Dearne Valley Ramblers present the Rotherham and Dearne Walking Festival with free walks for everyone to...

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Capturing the characters of Wentworth

Capturing the characters of Wentworth

For generations, the people of Wentworth have been the epitome of its charm and character. From preachers to plumbers, butchers to builders, village life was stitched together with the folk who lived and breathed it, many still lingering in the memories of today’s residents. Last year, committee members of the...

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Pets Boredom Breakers

Pets Boredom Breakers

With Dan Pearson of the Animal Training Academy   With the school holidays looming, we sometimes worry about how we are going to entertain the kids, never mind our pets, during the summer break. Boredom is one of the main reasons our pets start developing bad habitats, so be prepared...

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Raising a glass to Fitzwilliam Wine Club

Raising a glass to Fitzwilliam Wine Club

Wine is sunlight held together by water – Galileo, the father of modern science once quirked. A part of life and culture since time began, wine has evolved and matured over time, with an endless array of varieties now at our disposal. While we savour what’s in the glass, many...

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