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FEBRUARY 2014

This photo was sent in by Andrew Bartram, showing another couple on Rawlinson Terrace.
 

You asked for any pictures of old Mexborough and having read about Rawlinson Terrace, I thought you might like to see this picture outside 2 Rawlinson Terrace which was the home of my uncle and aunt, Leonard Mawson and his wife Vera.
Len was a member of staff at Whittakers, (the shop below the houses) and he rented the house from them.They vacated the house in December 1963.

More about the Terrace here...

 

 

 


DECEMBER 2013
Great War casualty Albert William Jackson
My name is Stephen Nunn and I am currently the Deputy Mayor and local historian for my town here in Essex (Maldon).
I have a particular interest in the Great War and my wife bought me a set of medals for Christmas.
They seem to relate to a Mexborough man Albert William JACKSON. He apparently lived at 25 Pitt Street. His father, Albert, was a Colliery Traffic Manager. His mother was called Emma and his wife was Emily.
Before the war he was a Colliery Clerk. He enlisted at Sheffield and joined the Royal Army Medical Corps as Private 32240. He was first out in France on the 12/5/1915 and served with the 102nd Field Ambulance.
He died of wounds on the 31/10/1917 (during the Third Battle of Ypres). He is buried at Dozinghem Military Cemetery and my wife and I plan to visit his grave next year.
I also understand he is on the Mexborough War Memorial. He was entitled to the three standard medals which I now have.
I thought you might find this of interest and wondered if you knew anything more about him or his family?
I would love to obtain a photograph of him.
 


NOVEMBER 2013
These footballing memories are from Mr Ken Goulding, and are from a benefit match in 1960 between Mexborough Referees and The Miners Arms FC, played at Denaby United's ground. Olympic star Dorothy Hyman did the honours by kicking off the match, which was in aid of the T Calladine Testimonial Fund.



Back Row - The Miners Arms team: 3rd from left Ken Goulding (Sen) To Goalie's left - F. (Blasher) Ward (Grandson of the original Blasher Ward) Front Row - Mascot Ken Goulding (Jun) The team were: D. Emmerson, G. Finney, W. Allen, H. Bache, R. Clayton, K. Goulding, W. Shirley, J. Pears, G. Calladine, F. Ward, R. Shaw.



Dorothy Hyman receives a bouquet before kick-off.
 



Miss Dorothy Hyman Kicks-Off the T. Calladine Testimonial Fund Grand Benefit Match. Sunday 30th October 1960: Mexborough Referees Versus Miners' Arms F.C. Denaby United Ground

AUGUST 2013
Hi I am researching my Family tree and I am looking for information of my families in Mexborough - Johnson Tyson and Sellers.
My 3x gr-grandparents were John Johnson born 1822 married Ann Tyson born 1822 Mexborough I know her father was a Thomas Tyson born 1786 Adwick-upon-Dearne & his wife was a Mary Sellers? born 1791 Mexborough unless Thomas married another Mary .
All the children of both the Johnson, Tyson and Sellers were born in Mexborough.
I would be grateful for any information on these families to help me with my research as I now live in Australia I was born in Wombwell and brought up in Rotherham I would love to hear from anyone with any information Thank You
Jenny Clarke
 


JULY 2013
Do you have any information on footballer Joe Beresford?


Newspaper clipping from The Green 'Un
 

THE TUBBY ASHTON memory maker feature of December 19 in the Green 'Un certainly brought back memories  of his playing period to a great many readers; more particularly, perhaps, to those with Midland League associations in its important years before many of the later Leagues were formed.

Tubby Ashton made a mistake when he said,that eight of his colleagues in the Mexborough Midland League championship side were transferred to League Clubs. Perhaps he would like to read of what became of the players on the photograph enclosed, a team including Ashton.

Top row (1 to r) Tommy Harrison, who shared the right half position with Rob Hill; Lawrie Burkinshaw, who a dozen years earlier had been with Sheffield Wednesday; Harold Cope, goalkeeper was transferred to Blackburn; .Harry Hetherington who signed for Shirebrook, Billy Saxton, Frank Parkinson, reserve full back and Mark Purcell of Attercliffe.

Front row: W. P. Marsden, chairman and member of the Midland league executive committee now of
Torquay but who was guest speaker of the club's annual dinner last year; Tubby Ashton himself;
Cyril Bramley, now mine host at a pub in Shiregreen, was trand'orrcd to Rotherham but later
returned to Mexborough.
Bernard Jukes, who left for Scarborough; Joe Beresford, who went to Mansfield and the Villa, Tommy Baxter, who went to Wolves and the trainer is the old W ednesday centre half Matt Moralee.

W. P. Marsden
Perinville Road,
Torquay.


My name is Dean Beresford, grandson of Joe who played for Aston Villa and England.
The Villa bought Joe from Mansfield Town in 1927 and prior to that, he had spent two seasons at Mexborough Town (I believe the club changed its name to 'Athletic' in 1926).
Over the 1924/25 and 1925/26 seasons Joe scored a total of 60 goals and Mexborough won the Midland Counties League in 1925/26 (the next season they reached the first round of the FA Cup but then went into decline and left the league in 1936).
That, basically, is all I know about Mexborough Town/Athletic and Joe's time there.
I am currently researching for a book about Joe's life and career and any further information or photos that you might be able to lead me to would be greatly appreciated.
The three attached photos are from Joe's collection : I'm slightly confused with the Toll Bar photo as it has Toll Barr FC written on the picture but Askern Road WMCFC written on the ball - was this the same club known by two different names?
I know that Joe worked at Bentley Colliery as a pit-pony stable-boy and am I right in thinking that Askern Road WMCFC was affiliated with the Colliery?
Family background: Joe was born in Bolsover, Derbyshire in 1906 to Joseph Roper Beresford and Sarah Siddle. The family relocated to Bentley (31 Asquith Rd) a few years later as Joe's dad had secured a job there at the colliery. By 1920 they were living at 18 Grange Rd, Bentley.
If you have access to Facebook you can visit the tribute page that I have created for Joe: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Joe-Beresford/186878374698152
I've endeavoured to tell Joe's story via the picture captions, so if you navigate to the galleries section you can see photos from Joe's collection.
Many thanks, and as I said, any 'point-in-the-right-direction' would be greatly appreciated.
 

 

 


JUNE 2013: Amanda Wingrove writes:
I wonder if  any of your members, can help me. My Great Uncle - George Poole - was a bit of a sportsman and appears in the attached photographs.
One is self explanatory - 1923 Roman Terrace Cricket X1,(Uncle George is the chap in whites on the left).
The other two are a little trickier. I think that the football photo may be Mexborough FC with the Midland League cup (1926?) but would appreciate any information (Uncle George is the chap behind the chap behind the cup).
The second photo has a few people from the Roman Terrace photo but a little older. Not sure where it was taken although the rockery will probably give it away to those who know.
Many thanks for any help
Amanda Wingrove

If you can help, please email the Society






January 2013: This brilliant photo showing  44 Garden Street Infants trying to sit still was kindly sent in by Colin Milford. At the time (1953/54) Colin lived at 7 Glasshouse Lane, and is the only boy on the back row. He wonders if it will jog anyone's memory - and maybe they could provide us with a few names.




Colin also kindly sent us these four photos from his childhood.  TOP LEFT a view looking up Glasshouse Lane to the High Street (and Melia's greengrocery shop) in the mid-50s, with the youngsters posed in front of the car outside number 7. Next is Colin with his dad, George, and LOWER LEFT and RIGHT is Colin with pals Derek Adey ,George Gill, and possibly Paul Deakin. Of course, Glasshouse Lane was demolished in the name of progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


December 2011: These two photographs are of Alexandra Road, Mexborough. They were taken in 1954 by Colin S Palmer with his Kodak camera - long before traffic filled the streets. Colin, born on Alexandra Road, has lived in British Columbia for 46 years, and still keeps in touch with his friends from Mexborough Grammar School.



 




December 2010
: This series of images comes from Christine Hobson, of Sheffield, via her late uncle, concerning the Tyas family of Mexborough.
 

Herbert Tyas Snr. was a resident of Mexborough, a builder who lived at The Glen (now gone I believe).
He was married to Alice for many years and had a large family.  After her death he married a Scottish woman named Agnes who was headmistress in a Rotherham school. He had a son with Agnes, Herbert Jnr.
Senior was a Methodist minister for many years, and his son married my aunt ,who lived at the White Bear at Ecclesfield, daughter of Harry Percy Lewis who was an ex. football manager and referee.
They went to live in Bradford eventually, where he became stage manager of the Alhambra theatre for 29 years. S

Herbert Senior is buried in Mexborough cemetery with quite a few of his family. Agnes died in Redcar after the war.

 
  Herbert Tyas Snr,                    ..his wife Agnes Georgina         Herbert Jnr (1902 - 1982)

 
The Glen.


December 2010: A very nice shot of Mexborough's Pastures Road bus sheds, around 1920, from a good friend of ours, Pete Day, of Denaby.


OCTOBER 2010: This interesting photo of the Mexborough Brickyard  in 1925 comes from another good friend of the Society, Keith Butcher (Keith's website). He writes: The faces seem happy despite the working conditions they put up with in those days. My two brothers worked there back in the 50's the condition then was bad there skin was bright red when the finished a shift there.
some names are: Top right hand side-the manager/Boss - Mr Sherlock, 4th from RHS bottom -Archer Hague, 7th from RHS bottom-Herbert Holt, 2nd from top LHS- Peter Waddlngton, 3rd from Bottom RHS-Tom Rownsley