Established 1968 (R)
Registered Charity No. 258831
What We Stand For
We stand for protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of the town and district and improving the environment for the present future generations.
That is why we, as a group, try to ensure that local people have a voice in matters concerning a wide range of issues.
We act as a co-ordinator and consultative body by liaising with local authorities, planning committees and decision makers in the pursuit of the Society's objectives.
Who We Are
We are an entirely voluntary organisation of people who live and work in Rotherham Borough and are driven by a deep care for its past, present and future.
The Society is steered by an Executive Committee which is elected at the annual AGM in June and brings together a wide range of skills and experience, from lthe wider community.
Do you have a skill or passion about the place where you work, play and live?
Why not come along to a meeting to find out more about the work of the society and join us.
Follow our latest news and activities.
As a business you may want to have your say on how decisions are made to improve the locality and secure the rich heritage of Rotherham.
A blue plaque is a permanent sign installed in a public place to commemorate a link between that location and a famous person, event, or a former building on the site, serving as a historical marker,
If you care about Rotherham and share our concerns to make Rotherham an even better place to live, work or do business and attract visitors then why not become a member of the Society.
Our fundamental principles and core values.
New Blue Plaque Booklet
Latest Blue Plaque Unveiled
The Society is delighted to have unveiled its latest Blue Plaque dedicated to Rotherham Architect, James Edward Knight (1867-1930).
It will be very difficult to avoid his designs as you walk through the Town Centre and beyond.
Lieutenant Colonel James Edward Knight's architecture includes:
White Hart Hotel
New Chancel Screen and Choir Stall - Rotherham Minster
Rotherham War Memorial
Unionist Club - Doncaster Gate
St Peter's Church - Whinney Hill
Thurcroft Colliery Housing
East Dene Primary School
The Bridge Inn
The Stag Inn
The Cross Keys and many more.
The Blue Plaque was unveiled by Rotherham Advertiser Editor, Andrew Mosley.
Details of each blue plaque can be found in our new Discovering Rotherham booklet.
Charles Sydney Gibbes (1867-1930) Blue Plaque was unveiled on 15 th September 2022 by Tim Mumford President of Rotherham GrammarnSchool Old Boys Association.
Tutor to the children of Emperor Nicholas II the last Tsar of Russia. He identified the remains of the Tsar’s family following their murder in Ekaterinburg in 1918. Later became known as Father Nicholas the first English Abbott in the Russian Orthodox Church,.
All New Members joining the society will be eligible to receive their complimentary copy of Discovering Rotherham - "The Blue Plaque Trail".
Membership enquiries either by phone or email
Contact Bernard Fletcher on 07879048660