The February meeting took place at Worksop Archaeological and Local History Society’s new venue of the Poplars Church and was the last of the afternoon meetings until November.
Chairman Malcolm Dolby was again the speaker for the meeting and the subject was ‘Street Furniture’, photographed by Malcolm in many different towns and villages. As he said, our heritage is all around us if we care to look and we can see survivors of the past such as old signposts, milestones, and drinking fountains. Many items are still there, although obsolete; others have been lost and some have been moved or replaced by more modern versions.
One such local item is of course the Worksop Band of Mercy stone cattle trough, supplied by the Metropolitan Drinking Fountain and Cattle Trough Association(!) in Worksop, removed from Victoria Square to the Memorial Gardens.
The next meeting will take place on Thursday 28th April at 7.30pm. Doors will open at 7.00pm with tea and coffee available. There is adequate parking behind the building. The subject will be ‘Toys from Granny’s Attic’ given by David Dawson and may well evoke some memories.
Then on 26th May, Sam Glaswell will present ‘Archaeological Excavations at Raymoth Lane’.
Group meetings are quite informal and visitors or new members are all welcome. Membership only costs £6.00 for the year and each meeting costs £2.00, whilst visitors would pay £3.00. Meetings usually take place on the fourth Thursday of the month at 7.30pm (2.30pm for months December to February).