Matlock Bath

For July 2010 the group organised a trip to Matlock Bath and visited the Masson Mills museum

In the afternoon member sof the group had a pleasent time browesing the shops and various parts of matlock.

Watch this space for next years events.


Sheffield Cathedral

Rotherham Local History visited Sheffield Cathedral on Saturday 13th September 2008. We were given an informative conducted tour by Volunteer Coordinator Gill MacGregor and Margaret Garner who explained the Cathedrals history and architecture.

What distinguishes a Cathedral from a Parish Church is the fact that it is the seat of the Bishop in the Diocese and the Church became a Cathedral in 1914.

Its various Chapels-The Shrewsbury, St Katherine’s, St George’s  and The Chapel of the Holy Spirit are adorned with beautiful coloured glass windows that among other things make references to local historical figures as well as Sheffield’s industrial past. From there the tour took in the Crypt Chapel of the All Saints before finishing in the Chapter House.

The group thoroughly enjoyed the morning and agreed that the Cathedral is well worth a visit.     


Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall

On the 5th of July 2008 over 35 members and visitors enjoyed our annual trip. This year we visited Bolsover Castle and Hardwick Hall.

Bolsover was a very pleasant surprise with glorious views and interesting buildings and of course a café for refreshments!

At Hardwick Hall a guide gave a talk before visitors we set to wander at will throughout the beautiful house and the lovely gardens. Both places are very close and well worth a visit.

bolsover & hardwick


Ironbridge Trip

Over 40 members and friends enjoyed the day trip to Ironbridge George Museums 
on July 1st. As the area is known as the “cradle of the Industrial Revolution” 
members were keen to soak up the history there. 

We visited 3 sites spending the most time at Blists Hill Victorian Town. The weather 
was very kind and the town has a very authentic Victorian feel to it, with people in 
costume wandering around, the pony and trap going by and various other attractions. 
We then went to the Iron Museum, which gives a fascinating insight into the valley. 
Some visitors also saw the Darby houses, which they considered well worth while. 
The journey was good and many among the group said they would return to Ironbridge 
to view the whole site themselves.
Rotherham Metropolitan District Local History Council