For the third year running, the Killamarsh Charity Group will be holding a Time for Tea event in the Methodist Church Hall on Sheffield Road (entrance in the Aldi Car Park) from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm, to raise funds for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.
Come along and join us for Tea, Coffee or Juice and a delicious piece of cake.
There will be a raffle, a Tombola plus other stalls.
Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity exists to make a difference for people living with cancer by supporting cancer research and improving cancer treatment and care. One in three people are affected by cancer at some stage during their lifetime, so this is even more crucial than ever.
Everyone is touched by cancer, either themselves or a family member or friends and many people in the area need the services provided by Weston Park Hospital.
So come along and join us and help us raise as much money as we can for this very worthwhile charity.
David Dennis would like to thank us for the message on our website wishing him a Happy 60th Birthday on Tuesday (10th May).
David would also like to thank everyone for their cards and presents and also thank you to the members of Killamarsh Heritage Society for the birthday cake.
On Sunday 24th of April, Russell Cooper of Coopers Tours in Killamarsh won the title of ‘Coach Driver of the Year’ at the UK Coach Rally 2016 in Blackpool.
We have been informed this afternoon of the death on Wednesday 13th of January 2016 at the age of 97 of Miss Joan Tomkin who was a teacher at Killamarsh Endowed School for many years.
Many of you will remember Miss Tomkin and will have benefitted from her teaching.
Our thoughts are with her family at this time.
I am sure some of you would like to put your memories of your time in Miss Tomkin’s classes on our Memory Bank.
I would like to enclose this photograph of my Mother, Betty Severn, who used to live on Rotherwood Road until moving to Northern Ireland in 1989.
The photograph was taken a few days before her birthday when she was 90 on Christmas Day 2015.
I would also like to send my greetings to anyone who can remember that 15 year old going to sea for approximately 28 years.
Best wishes to you all.
Michael Severn (Northern Ireland)
The following has been sent to us which I am sure will relate to some of you:
FOR THOSE OF MY GENERATION WHO DO NOT REALLY COMPREHEND FACEBOOK
Presently, I am trying to make friends outside of Facebook while applying the same principles. Therefore, every day I go down on the street and tell the passers-by what I have eaten, how I feel, what I have done the night before and what I will do tomorrow night. Then I give them pictures of my family, my friends, my dog and me gardening and spending time in my pool.
I also listen to their conversations and I tell them I like them. And it works.
I already have 3 persons following me: 2 police officers and a psychiatrist.
We have received the following request for information from Judy NichoIs. If anyone can help Judy please email Killamarsh Heritage Society on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will pass the information on to her.
I have looked at your website today, after a brief visit to Killamarsh. I understand from the 1851 census, that a family called Greaves rented no 6 Forge Lane. I am interested in finding more out about the family, as I believe they were farmers in the area.
I would appreciate any information if possible about that family.
Judy Nichols (mothers maiden name Greaves)
Muriel Bolsover has sent us the following message. Can anyone respond to her please.
I was born in Killamarsh in 1938 and lived there until I went to college. With the celebrations for VE Day this weekend I realised that I cannot remember anything about it although I was 7 at the time ! I would liked to know if anyone has any memories of that day 70 years ago which they would share with me.
Several of our supporters have commented that there have been no additions to the website recently from Ron Marshall. It is, therefore, with sadness we announce the following
1943 – 2014
It is with sadness that we announce that Ron Marshall passed away aged 72 on 11th February 2014 after a long illness.
He leaves a wife, Janet, 2 sons Matthew and Michael and 12 grandchildren.
His funeral on 5th March was attended by members of the family and many friends, and Janet is very grateful for their continuous support.
Ron was a keen supporter of Killamarsh Heritage Society and the website and contributed many stories which you will have read with interest.
He will be sadly missed.
Thank you to Christine Johnson (nee Bartholomew) who has added her memories to the photograph of the Booth and Fisher bus taken in 1957.
It was easy for me to identify where the bus is waiting because this is where I used to catch a bus every school day from 1959 -1966. The bus is at Highmoor top. It is on the Killamarsh to Sheffield route and Highmoor was the terminus for Killamarsh. The bus would have just reversed into Hut Lane and is now facing back to Killamarsh on its return journey to Sheffield. In those days the fares were still collected by the bus conductors and conductresses and it was also their job to turn a handle to alter the destination panel above the windscreen, which is obviously still waiting to be done on this photo as it should now read Sheffield. Some names I remember in their role as conductress are Cora Perkins, Mrs. Louder and Maisie Fox. Other names elude me although I remember Eric Burton as a driver and in later years I was privileged to be shown his many photos of different types of Booth and Fisher buses in his album, of which he was very proud.
On this photograph in the distance is Pebley Lane. To the left of the bus, just visible, is the side of the first house in a row of four, still standing and facing down Hut Lane. Today there are semi detached houses to the left of these which I remember being built after this photograph was taken.
The semi detached houses on the corner of Hut Lane had not been built at this stage. There was a house once owned by my great grandad and used as a shop and by the side a large stone wall, which we used to “hug” while waiting in the snow and rain for the bus.
My friends who also caught the school bus were Kathryn Weston (now Jackson) and Philip Illsley. To begin with we caught a much smaller and older Booth and Fisher bus to Westfield Lower School at Halfway.
This was for the first three years after which we graduated to the service bus, (possibly the one in the photo), and had to change in Killamarsh to catch the Sheffield Corporation bus to Westfield Upper School at Mosborough.
Along the way the bus picked up pupils from Norwood and in Killamarsh pupils who had walked from the Manor Estate and who could look forward to the homeward trek later in the day with satchels heavy with homework up Bridge Street, High Street and Upperthorpe Road, uphill all the way!
(The photograph below is of the junction of Hut Lane and Mansfield Road before the new houses were built)