Worksop Archaeological and Local History Society

by | 15 July 2023 | Heritage, Worksop

Worksop Archaeological and Local History Society met on 25th May at the Gateford Road car park for a guided walk around the north of the town conducted by Malcolm Dolby, and helped out by additional items of personal knowledge and memories from members.

The group went up Carlton Road (past the sink hole – now an additional tourist attraction!) to Worksop Station and learnt of its initial building and the various alterations and improvements since then. The station is an impressive building for the size of the town, certainly in its earliest days.

The June meeting was held at the Aurora Centre and showcased how the old library and museum has been so much improved to house the Wellbeing Centre designed to help and support cancer sufferers. This was an excellent follow on from Ruthie Boyes’ talk in February and showed the beginnings of a museum presence there with a view to re-establishing this on a larger scale.

The meeting on 27th July at 2.00pm, will take place at the new Worksop Library to view many of the items held there, and not all on public display, and the services available to the public. This has been arranged by Helen Fox on behalf of Inspire.

There will be no meeting in August, then on 28th September meetings will resume at the Poplars Church at 7.30pm with a presentation by Malcolm Dolby.

Meetings usually take place on the fourth Thursday of the month at The Poplars Church (old Golden Ball), apart from when specified. New members and visitors who are interested in local history are always welcome, paying just £3.50 per visit. Membership costs £6.00 per year with £3.00 per visit. Car parking is available at the rear of the venue.