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6 April 1916 : Pte Frank Bird


His parents were John (a colliery roadman underground) and Emily (née Thewils) of 29 Doncaster Road, Ardsley, nr Barnsley.  In 1901, age 12, living at 83 Doncaster Road, with his parents, siblings and 3 year old niece.  In 1911, age 22 Frank was still living with his parents, older brother Richard (a colliery labourer above ground) and younger …

‘From Picks to Rifles’ with Alan Grint


Alan Grint will tell the tale of local miners who joined the Royal Navy Voluntary Reserve. The majority found themselves posted to serve as Infantry, and service at Antwerp, Gallipoli and on the Western Front followed. We suggest a voluntary donation of £3 per person. Come and join us – we welcome guests and first-time attendees as well as WFA Me…