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Rotherham District Civic Society


 

Protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of Rotherham

Registered Charity  No. 258831

Established 1968 (R)

Who Are We?

 

Rotherham District Civic Society stands for protecting and preserving all that is best in the heritage of Rotherham and improving the environment for the present and future generations.

What We Stand For

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.

 

 
Rotherham District Civic Society
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To ensure that people appreciate the built environment of the town; to campaign to ensure that if a building has to be demolished, that what replaces ...
 

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Corporate Membership

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.

 

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Blue Plaques

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,


Membership

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.

Constitution

Our fundamental principles and core values.

New Blue Plaque Booklet

Latest Blue Plaque Unveiled

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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 

Kimberworth School

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,.


James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
Andrew Mosley - Editor Rotherham Advertiser with Bernard Fletcher RCS
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
Andrew Mosley - Editor Rotherham Advertiser with Bernard Fletcher RCS
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
Andrew Mosley - Editor Rotherham Advertiser with Bernard Fletcher RCS
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
James Edward Knight (1867-1930)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Tim Mumford - President of the RGSOBA and David Sykes RCS.
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Tim Mumford - President of the RGSOBA
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Tim Mumford - President of the RGSOBA and David Sykes RCS.
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Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Tim Mumford - President of the RGSOBA and David Sykes RCS.
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)
Charley Sydney Gibbes (1866-1941)

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

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ADDRESS

The Centre,

Brinsworth Lane,

Brinsworth, Rotherham S60 5BU