CORPORAL WILLIAM JACKSON

William Jackson birth place was Devonport, Devon, he was born to William and Elizabeth J Jackson.  In 1891 Census William was only 2 months old, the 1901 census shows William aged 10 living with his Sister Catherine and his brother … Read More

STRANGERS IN A BOX

Come look with me inside this drawer, In this box I’ve often seen, At the pictures, black and white, Faces proud, still, and serene. I wish I knew the people, These strangers in the Box, Their names and all their … Read More

Thomas Staton’s Diary

Thomas was 5′ 8” in height, he weight 9st 10 lbs, he wore a hat which was a size 6 5/8, (see photograph below of Thomas’s hat and his details written inside).      His shirt collar was 15 and he … Read More

WORLD WAR II MEMORIES by TOM STATON

ARMY TRAINING There was an Army Barracks on Little Moor in Eckington where the army trained the men. Every day you could hear them coming through the village up to Fitzwilliam Farm (now demolished) which was next to our farm, … Read More

The Village Sycamore by George Foster

Hail ! hail ! thou grand old sycamore ! Thou dear old favourite tree! The village would thy fate deplore, If harm should happen thee.   I`m pleased to see thee looking well ; Thou blooms as fresh as ever; … Read More

Belfry Bells

Have you ever heard of the Belfry Bells secret wall writings? Chances are you haven’t, and if you want to see them in real life, you can’t. That is unless you have the vicar’s discretion at St Mark’s Church, and … Read More

War memorial

The Mosborough War Memorial is a Celtic cross on plinth, in the grounds of St. Marks church, Mosborough. It is free-standing and on the original site within the churchyard. Inscriptions are raised lettering and show loses from First World War … Read More

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