Saturday, 11 April 2020

SPROTBROUGH ORAL HISTORY: From Rural Estate to Real Estate

Won’t be long now. 

The Sprotbrough Oral History project will soon be ending and the book, 

‘Sprotbrough Oral History: 
From Rural Estate to Real Estate’ 

should be available by Summer.

 It tells about life in the village from cradle to grave, from 1925 to 1965, and contains the history of the village, as well as biographies of some of the oldest families living there and of some of those who were able to purchase land to build their own homes after 1925. 

More details later 

If anyone is interested in buying a copy, advance orders are now being taken: please email me at Thanks.

Saturday, 4 April 2020



I hope all our Friends are keeping safe during this difficult time.

I have been asked if I would circulate the following information regarding Helplines which can be accessed within the Doncaster area.  

Please feel free to use them or keep a regular check on the Healthwatch website or Facebook site to keep your eye on any changes which might come into force over the coming weeks, as they are updating both on a regular basis with  key information and links:    and our social media channels are sharing regular updates:

There is also regular information and updates shared through Doncaster Council’s website:

and through a Doncaster official Coronavirus Facebook page:

To access help and support from Doncaster Community Hub call 01302 430300, email   online chat   

The Local Hub based at the Dome is providing:

A Helpline  7 days a week from 8.00am to 8.00pm – anyone can ring this if they are vulnerable and have no other support or if they know of someone who needs help

An email service to access and request support

An online chat service daily from 8.00am to 8.00pm

Practical support such as urgent food supplies, shopping, collection of medication and checking up on vulnerable people

Signposting and connecting people to others in the local community and ideas for ways to keep well during this difficult time such as exercising at home, keeping connected; to friends and family or just finding someone to talk to  

A place for those who want to volunteer and help to co-ordinate this with existing voluntary and community organisations

You can also access the following for more information