Welcome to this introduction to the history of an ancient place, once described as ‘The Queen of Villages’ by the poet James Montgomery.
WCHG was established in 1979 to generate an interest in the history of Wath Upon Dearne and its locality. To that end we have met quarterly since 1979, typically featuring an illustrated presentation with a clear emphasis on Wath.
During 2011-12 topics covered: Farms & Farmers, How Old Is This Photograph? The Census, Whitworth’s Brewery, Railways Come to Wath, Markets & Businesses, Townscape & Memory.
Meetings for 2015:
Thursday 12 February - Untold Stories of Wath
March 30-April 11 Library Display - Coal Mining
Thursday 16 April - Law & Disorder in Wath
Thursday 16 July - Faith, Hope & Charity
Thursday 15 October - The Home Front 1914-18
The meetings are at 7:00pm at:
St. Joseph’s Hall, Carr Road, Wath upon Dearne, S63 7AA