The Braithwell, Micklebring and Clifton: History and Heritage Group was formed by people who were interested in the villages they had grown up in or lived in for some time. We use a room in the Ruddle Centre, Braithwell, as a base. We are gathering photographs and documents from residents and contacts as the beginning of an archive that may be consulted by anyone interested.
The group has been greatly assisted by the Braithwell and Micklebring Leisure and Recreation Association, under whose umbrella a successful bid to The Heritage Lottery Fund brought in £10,000 for activities and equipment. The Good Companions enabled us to purchase the equipment for our programme of recording the memories of people from the village communities. In 2016 the daughters of Les Pugh, an eminent local historian, donated his extensive archive to the group. This has provided both background information to the area we are studying and many archival leads that need to be further explored. The group is most grateful to Hilary and Allison.
|Eleanor, Pattie and Trudy publicise the BMC History and Heritage Group
Christine,Pattie and Allen welcomeThe Earl and Countess of Scarborough, and Janet and Roger Greenwood (BMRLA) to a celebration of the Heritage Lottery Grant.
|Anne,Cheryl, Allen,Christine and Thomas, washing up after June Robinson's special 'Textiles' fundraising event.
Like many other local history groups, we do not have the capacity to create a museum, and we are trying to spread our information and news as far as possible. The group has become proficient in staging events, usually comprising a talk or entertainment plus ‘Fish and Chips’ or ‘Pie and Peas,’ but these reach only a small audience.
We hope that this website will become a research tool, reaching people who may have links with this area of South Yorkshire, once part of the West Riding, and encouraging them to contribute to our growing archive. Please contact us if you can contribute.