This months Mexborough Heritage Society talk will be about Elijah Scott, the champion Cyclist who won over 300 titles in an illustrious career around the beginning of the twentieth century.
The talk will take place at the Concertina Club, Dolciffe Road Mexborough at 7.30pm on Wednesday 27th of March.
Carleton Henry Allport was born in Camberwell and spent all his working life in the service of the post office. he was the assistant operational supervisor of the Sheffield post office. When he retired he came to live in the Old Hall inConisborough. There he spent the rest of his days perusing antiquarian historical research, publishing numerous papers for local societies and writing his “History of Conisborough”. It was said that he could extract information from the most unpromising of sources. He died ages 62 in 1916.
King George V and Queen Mary Visited Mexborough in July 1912. That morning, the royal couple had heard news of the disaster at Cadeby Colliery, where they had visited the previous day. The good people of Mexborough still turned out in their finery to doff their caps, wave their hats and dandle their children before royalty.
Undeterred by that morning’s bad news, later that day George descended into Elsecar colliery, becoming the first British Monarch ever to go down a mine.
The Heritage Society talk for November will feature battlefield archaeologist Alex Sotheran, who will give a talk on his experiences working on the Western Front. Alex will give a general introduction to the work he has been involved in over the last 15 years on battlefield sites in France and Belgium. He will look at the general material that you would expect to find on a First World War site and examine three particular sites showing what can be learnt from the archaeology of the world’s most bloody and brutal war.
Join us at 7.30 on Wednesday November 28th at The Concertina Club, Dolcliffe Road, for what will doubtlessly prove to be an interesting and informative evening.