Rotherham, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Rotherham and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

Former Pupil 1957 1963

My maiden name is Lynda Roworth, and I have fond memories of attending Rotherham High School for Girls. I played hockey (right wing) for the school team - Christine Cutts was the first captain I remember. We rarely had school dances (I remember 2, attended by only 5 and 6 formers) - the boys from the Grammar School ...Read full memory


I was a pupil at Rotherham Grammar School until 1948. My memories are of our form master 'Cabbage' Green, an ardent Labour Party member, and his use of the 'Flog Iron' which he used on all our form when we made a young female French teacher cry with frustration at our lack of discipline. Another memory is of a maths master whose name ...Read full memory

A memory of Rotherham

Thomas Rotherham College

I went to this school in 1983 to take my A Levels. It was then called (and still is) the Thomas Rotherham College. It is lovely to hear about other people's memories of this place from long before I arrived there! I adored my time there (albeit only 2 short years) and made some strong and lasting friendships.