Epworth’s Old Rectory celebrates diamond jubilee

An Isle museum, which attracts visitors from throughout the world, has notched-up its diamond jubilee.


Isle pupil shortlisted for national art award

Belton’s Charlie Gaffney is hoping for success next month at the prestigious Saatchi Art Gallery Prize for Schools exhibition.


Doncaster museum exhibition on early aviation

Take a flight of fancy and check out a new exhibition which is now on display in Doncaster.

Allusondrugs play LIVE in Barnsley.

Barnsley to rock to sound of free music festival

More than 150 bands are preparing to rock a South Yorkshire town as they perform across 18 venues at a special indoor music festival.


One hundred years on we remember the rebel daughters of Doncaster

Few remember that Doncaster played an important role in the Votes for Women campaign in the years before World War One, when ordinary women and men made extraordinary sacrifices which jeopardised their homes, livelihoods, family lives and place in society.


South Yorkshire archeologists invite adult learners to free taster sessions at WWI training camp

Archaeologists at the University of Sheffield are inviting adult learners with an interest in exploring the past to join them as they study a First World War training camp at Redmires – an area in the Peak District that was used for training by the British army as they prepared for WWI.

Opening of the Humber and North Lincs Heritage Trail

New heritage trail attracts people to the Isle

A new trail that takes in 70 fascinating sites of interest throughout North Lincolnshire and the Humber region, has just launched.


Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons WW1 memorial restoration in Doncaster Minster

Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons WW1 Memorial Restoration in Doncaster Minster.

In late March it was announced that the Doncaster and District Heritage Association (DDHA) had been awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to restore the memorial to the men of the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons (QOYD) that lost their lives in WW1.

The memorial was installed in the church in 1921 and over the past 95 years it has suffered from water damage and general degradation so much so that it has become virtually invisible as none of the inscriptions could be read.

Working in partnership with Doncaster Minster the DDHA commissioned a specialist company, Skillington Workshops of Grantham, to carry out the restoration and work began on the 24th April. The work took just four weeks and the attached photographs show the memorial before, during and after the works had been completed. The result of the work can only be described as staggering. The memorial has become visible again, all of the names and inscriptions can now be read and the memorial has again become a fitting tribute to the regiment and the men that lost their lives.

The next phase of the project is to be carried out by the DDHA and will involve in depth research into the role of the Dragoons in WW1 and the men that are named on the memorial. As the men were recruited from all over South and West Yorkshire it would be a huge help if you could publicise our project as we are hoping to gather as much information as possible and contact as many of the surviving relatives of the men named with the intention of having a rededication of the memorial sometime later this or next year.

The research Team can be reached on:- Telephone 01302 868774


Contact can also be made through Doncaster Local Studies Library

Telephone 01302 73 4307

Thank you

Ypres in 1917

BRINGING THEM HOME: Volunteers help reunite communities with Doncaster First World War heroes

Following over 4,000 hours of detective work by Doncaster 1914-18 project volunteers and history societies, the ‘missing people’ of Doncaster’s First World War are being brought home to the communities where they lived and worked, in a new series of free trails and touring exhibitions visiting over 125 community venues across the borough over the next six months.

Lesley Hurworth

Favourite Things: Librarian Lesley on promoting reading in Doncaster

Lesley Hurworth works at the Armthorpe Academy as Resource Centre Manager and librarian. She is also Chair of the Doncaster Book Awards Ltd and works to promote reading, especially among young people, as much as she can.

Conisbrough version of Amarillo

Doncaster launches its own ‘Amarillo’

Hit song Amarillo is set to take Doncaster by storm again with a new community re-make as part of this year’s Conisbrough Music Festival.

Sophie Duncan

Award winning choreographer receives council funding towards locally inspired dance project

An award-winning choreographer is rejoicing after receiving council support in her quest to produce a local dance film.


VIDEO: Bride of Frankenstein and Hollywood Oscar winning wedding dresses at Cannon Hall in Barnsley

Wedding dresses don't come more frightening famous than the one worn by the bride of Frankenstein - now on show in South Yorkshire.
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Matthew Koon and Filippo Di Vilio in rehearsals for Northern Ballet's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, which has its premiere at Cast in Doncaster. Photo Justin Slee.

A dance to the music of most terrible times in our history

Boy in the Striped Pyjamas, Cast, Doncaster, Today to Saturday,

Theatre and Comedy

Take a step back in time with the ‘Fabulous Forties’ event in Haxey

Taking a step back in time and experiencing how we used to live are a group of Isle residents and musicians later this month.

Coat/Hammock invention

Doncaster student stuns with new ‘coat to hammock’ invention

Fashion student Brydie Raybould-Cridge has created the ultimate in convertible coats!

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St Andrew's Church in Epworth

Discover castles and manors project at Isle open day

The Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is holding an opening day on Saturday June 3 at St Andrew’s Church in Epworth to highlight the castles and manors project.

10 Great Things to Do

10 Great Things to Do

Looking for something to do? take a look at our top ten.

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Comedy star Micky Flanagan.

Stand-up star Micky Flanagan sets new capacity record at Sheffield Arena as more than 12,000 fans pack in to see him

Comedian Micky Flanagan has set a new Sheffield Arena record after more than 12,000 fans packed in to see him.

David Walliams

David Walliams’ boost for Sheffield writer, 6, who penned book in memory of brother who died at 20 days old

A young author who sold copies of his book to raise money in memory of his brother has been contacted by his writing inspiration, David Walliams.

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