The Isle’s New Year highlights

A traditional January Isle celebration of the Haxey Hood
A traditional January Isle celebration of the Haxey Hood

Each year brings celebrations and the incentive for people to make changes for the better in their lives for the coming months.

It is also a time to remember the good times and to celebrate the area in which we live.

Peter Davies becomes freeman of Epworth

Peter Davies becomes freeman of Epworth

Here we look back at some of the New Year Isle highlights from the past as we take a step back in time. Here we see (far left) a celebration of Pride of the Isle in January 2017.

(Above left) wotk begins on the Keadby Canal Cycleway in January 2016 and (below left) new signs are created for villages throughout the Isle of Axholme in January 2015.

(Top right) the famous Haxey Hood is in full swing in January 2018 and (top far right) Epworth stalwart, Peter davies is given the freedom of Epworth in January 2018.

(Bottom from left) Swimmer Sharon davies visits the area in January 2008, MP Alan Johnson visits in January 2007, Lollypop lady, Thelma Howard gets an MBE in 2004 and Chinese New Year celebrations for Doncaster Deaf Club members.

Pride of the Isle awards 2017 in the Vulcan Room, Finningley

Pride of the Isle awards 2017 in the Vulcan Room, Finningley

Share your memories by sending past pictures to nigel.booth@jpress.co.uk for inclusion in the Bells.

Sharon Davies launches a fitness programme in Doncaster in January 2008

Sharon Davies launches a fitness programme in Doncaster in January 2008

Doncaster Star news... 26 January 2007''The Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Alan Johnson MP,  chats with pupils at Hatfield Visual Arts College in January 2007

Doncaster Star news... 26 January 2007''The Secretary of State for Education and Skills, Alan Johnson MP, chats with pupils at Hatfield Visual Arts College in January 2007

Lollypop lady Thelma Howard of Toll Bar, Doncaster who gets CBE in new Year honours list 2003

Lollypop lady Thelma Howard of Toll Bar, Doncaster who gets CBE in new Year honours list 2003

Children at Doncaster Deaf Club oerform a dragon dance in celebration of Chinese New Year

Children at Doncaster Deaf Club oerform a dragon dance in celebration of Chinese New Year