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2014 is a year of significant anniversaries, dominated by the centenary of the
start of the Great War. For Wath it will also be the bi-centenary of the great
enclosure of land, as well as 30 years since the start of the momentous miners'
strike. Consequently, if you wish to share family history about the Great War,
are knowledgeable about local plants and wildlife, have experiences during the
strike of 1984-85 you wish to recount, then do get in touch with us.
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 2014:
Thursday 20th February - Wath at War, pre-1914
Thursday 1st May - Wath Enclosure, 1814
Thursday 10th July - Wath and the Great War
Aug 18th-30th Wath Library Exhibition - Wath and the Great War
Thursday 16th October - Coal Mining in Wath
The meetings are at 7:00pm at:
St. Joseph’s Hall, Carr Road, Wath upon Dearne, S63 7AA