Whitwell Local History

by | 2 September 2019 | Heritage, Worksop

The Whitwell Local History Society meets every Tuesday at 7.00pm in Whitwell Community Centre and all are welcome.


  • 3rd September — City of Steel, Peter Machon
  • 10th September — Going Dutch, Ruth Andrews
  • 17th September — Sheffield to Cleethorpes, Stephen Gay
  • 24th September — Marine Biology, Georgina Edson

The final series of events before the summer break heard Cate Goodlad give an informative talk on the Water Gas Scandal. Christine Beavers gave a marvellous account of the life of Edith Sitwell, giving an insight into the private lives of the family. A musical note was added by Dave Mooney with his History of Busking before Robert Mee gave an authoritative piece on the Prosecution of Fellons. Ian Morgan concluded with tales from The Gibbet.

The summer break was punctuated by a number from the group who were being treated by Harry Webster to a mystery tour of the area aboard a vintage bus. A number of representatives from the group were invited to the golden anniversary celebration of Marshall and Susan Waltkinson where congratulations must be given to the hosts and to Susan Walker for winning the quiz.