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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 first recollection of life in Whiston was as a small child waking up at my Grandma's house on the morning she moved from near the crossroads to a newly built bungalow in Birchall Ave.(although her family had lived in Whiston for a few generations). This would be the mid fifties and heralded the start of many happy years staying (...Read full memory)

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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