Whiston, The Post Office c.1960

Photo ref: W226021

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Caption for Whiston, The Post Office C1960: Two miles south east of Rotherham, Whiston was a large village by the end of the Napoleonic Wars. By 1821 the population had passed the 850 mark; the church had both a rector (Rev Richard Lacy) and a curate (Rev Benjamin Birkitt). As well as village constable, blacksmith, and millwright, there was a collector of taxes and a collector of rates. J & W Heward ran a tannery, James White was a maltster and Richard Cutt a linen manufacturer.

An extract from Sheffield and South Yorkshire Photographic Memories.

Memories of Whiston, the Post Office c1960


My god how things have changed! My family moved to Whiston in the early sixties and I remember so much, but haven't looked back for forty years. I was always sent to the post office as a lad, the woman was very stern and scary. Some of the best years of my life were spent there! My brother and I were there when they were (...Read full memory)

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