Forthcoming Events, Lectures

The History of Manvers Complex

Less than 40 years ago, the biggest industrial operation in Europe stood right on our doorstep. Join us for a talk from local historian Giles Brearley on the company and its operating history from the land being first acquired to the eventual fateful closure nearly 140 years later. With details on the social history of the miners themselves and the comradeship between the men manifested right from the start and how it grew in importance over the decades, the talk includes previously unseen photographs of the mining operations and its vast expansion.

At the Rowms Lane Social Club Club, Swinton, S64 0AE (opposite Screwfix)

Wednesday September 25th 2019 7:30pm

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Mr Gibbs of the Drum

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Mr W.E Gibbs 1861-1925 Licensee of the Denaby Main Hotel (Known Locally as the Drum)

Mr Gibbs Served for 25 years as licensee during which time he was involved with numerous charitable organisations and was particularly helpful during the Cadeby pit disaster. He was a native of Staffordshire and served in the police force in Wolverhampton. He was also an active member of the discharged sailors and soldiers movement. All of the men he employed at the pub were ex soldiers. Mr Gibbs was said to have the courage of a lion and was a good and generous friend to all.

 

Lectures

The King Of Denaby

The first talk of the new season at the Concertina club will be on the Topic of WH Chambers who was once known as the King of Denaby.

Chambers was the Managing Director of the Denaby and Cadeby Collieries Ltd from the beginning of the 20thCentury until just after the First World War. A period which included technological development, hardship, bitter strikes and a terrible pit disaster.

Some saw him as a philanthropist who did his best to look after the interests of those who worked for him. Others saw him as a pitiless employer interested only in maximising profit at any cost.

Join us for a talk and discussion led by ex Cadeby miner Alan Dowling at the Concertina Club, Dolcliffe Road, Mexborough on Wednesday October 31st 2018 at 7:30pm. 

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