Wath Hall: bought by the people, for the people

Wath Hall: bought by the people, for the people

Following a six-year campaign, Wath Hall in Rotherham has finally been bought by the people, for the people to enjoy for years to come.

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Ladies of the Manor

Ladies of the Manor

It’s been the domestic dwelling of many Members of Parliament, a couple of Prime Ministers and even a former Lord Mayor of Sheffield. But amidst the aristocratic wealth predominantly associated with the UK’s largest private residence, the rooms within Wentworth Woodhouse were also once the not-so-humble abode of hundreds of...

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Clifton Park Museum is 125!

This summer, join Nelson, Marco and the gang as Clifton Park Museum celebrates 125 years as Rotherham’s community museum. No matter what era you grew up in or if you have since moved away, most will have fond memories of visiting this grand Georgian house which lovingly tells the story...

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Teaming up to remember Ben Heap

Teaming up to remember Ben Heap

A wise old monkey once said, ‘the past can hurt, but you can either run from it or learn from it.’ Rotherham couple Melanie and Chris Heap are following the advice of Rafiki from Disney’s Lion King and using their personal experience and courage to raise awareness for Sudden Unexpected...

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Rotherham as we once knew it

Rotherham as we once knew it

For one night only, hop on board the history bus and head on down through memory lane to revisit Rotherham through the 1940s to 1960s. Hosted by Clifton Park Museum, grab your petticoats and Teddy boy jackets to relive the days gone by at their Very Vintage Evening on Thursday...

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Securing the future of Wentworth Woodhouse

Securing the future of Wentworth Woodhouse

A tale of two houses, the majestically statuesque Wentworth Woodhouse has enthralled the general public for centuries gone by, with many in awe of its prominence both in history and society. The diamond in South Yorkshire’s crown, after generations as a privately owned stately home, the house has become the...

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Ben’s memory will live on To Infinity and Beyond

Ben’s memory will live on To Infinity and Beyond

For many children growing up, their lives are shaped by the animated friends they see on films. Lessons are learned about courage, conscience and character. Role models are made like a brave flying elephant or a bunch of toys whose friendship triumphs all. But for one young man in particular,...

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Ray Matthews: Inspiring a nation one step at a time

Going that extra mile to put Rotherham firmly on the map, marathon man Ray Matthews is continuing on in his philanthropic mission even after reaching the finish line of his miraculous feat.

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Bridging a gap in Rotherham history

Bridging a gap in Rotherham history

A rarity amongst ecclesiastical architecture, Rotherham’s Chapel on the Bridge has stood proudly amidst the town’s heritage for over 500 years. Despite being just one of three surviving structures of its type in the UK, the quaint waterside chapel has become somewhat shrouded in mystery over the latter decades; with residents passing the building every day and still not knowing what lies within its thick, stone walls.

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