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  Welcome to this introduction to the history of an ancient place, once described as ‘The Queen of Villages’ by the poet James Montgomery.

WCHG was established in 1979 to generate an interest in the history of Wath Upon Dearne and its locality. To that end we have met quarterly since 1979, typically featuring an illustrated presentation with a clear emphasis on Wath.

During 2017-18 topics covered: Wath on cine film, Elementary Education, Unexpected Tales of Wath, Family Histories, The Great War, Homes Fit For Heroes, Where do you think you are?, the NHS

Our Meetings in 2019:

February 21 - My family, our story - West Melton before 1914
April 11 - Wath between the wars, 1919-1939, ‘The Lost Decades’?
July 18 - Anniversary buffet and review of our past 40 years.
July 15-27 - 40th Anniversary Exhibition in Wath Library
October 17 - Wath in the Second World War
October 14-26 - 80th Anniversary WWII Exhibition in Wath Library

7:00 pm, St. Joseph’s Hall, Carr Road, Wath upon Dearne, S63 7AA
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