Wentworth Village http://www.wentworthvillage.net Wentworth Village Community site for Wentworth, South Yorkshire and Sourrounding Area Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:08:56 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.1.3 Yoga Classes http://www.wentworthvillage.net/news-and-events/yoga-classes http://www.wentworthvillage.net/news-and-events/yoga-classes#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2011 06:56:04 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://www.wentworthvillage.net/?p=433 Holistic Yoga with Nita-Papita – starts 7th April 2011

Everyone is invited to attend a new series of yoga classes to take place at the Mechanics Institute, Main Street, Wentworth every Thursday evening (except the second Thursday of the month) from 7-8.30pm.

Using a combination of yoga, relaxation, breathing exercises and simple meditation these sessions aim to refresh your body and still your mind.

Cost £4 per session.

Please contact Nita on 01226 747949 for more information.

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Civil War Re-Enactment http://www.wentworthvillage.net/photo-galleries/civil-war-re-enactment-20th-may-2010 http://www.wentworthvillage.net/photo-galleries/civil-war-re-enactment-20th-may-2010#comments Thu, 03 Jun 2010 13:09:58 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://www.wentworthvillage.net/?p=389 All taken 30th May 2010

All photographs kindly supplied by & copyright of James Eastwood


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A Walk Around Wentworth http://www.wentworthvillage.net/photo-galleries/a-walk-around-wentworth-2 http://www.wentworthvillage.net/photo-galleries/a-walk-around-wentworth-2#comments Thu, 03 Jun 2010 11:31:30 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://www.wentworthvillage.net/?p=387 On a sunny day in late May.

All photos copyright wentworthvillage.net & may not be reproduced without prior permission.

Coat of arms

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Coat of arms displayed in the old church, was hung outside Wentworth Woodhouse when the last Earl died to signify mourning.

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Wentworth Books http://www.wentworthvillage.net/history/wentworth-books http://www.wentworthvillage.net/history/wentworth-books#comments Thu, 06 May 2010 12:11:37 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://www.wentworthvillage.net/?p=362 What's Tha Up To? by Martyn Johnson

A brand new book is being published this month by a local author. His name is Martyn Johnson and the title is,

‘What’s Tha Up To?’ Memories of an Attercliffe Bobby

Whats Tha Up to? Is the autobiography of an ordinary South Yorkshire working bobby. Brought to life in the mood of a working-class area in a vibrant Northern city.

Martyn patrolled the often unprepossessing streets of the East End of Sheffield when a health and safety risk assessment meant checking your shoelaces before setting out on patrol. Counselling consisted of talking to your mates over a pint after work, and the height of technology was having a torch that worked!

What Martyn Johnson has done, through personal reminiscence, is touch upon many incidents and events, routine and exceptional, funny and sad, which may well have happened to any bobby on the beat in Sheffield during the sixties and early seventies.

Martyn Johnson was born in Darfield, Barnsley. Passionate about local history, Martyn is well known for metal detecting and has appeared on many BBC Radio Sheffield programmes talking about his hobby. A long time resident of Wentworth village, he also assisted and advised Catherine Bailey when she was researching her best-selling book, Black Diamonds.

Our reviewer writes:- "This is an excellent highly readable book taking in the early years of the author’s police career. As well as providing a fascinating insight into the working methods of the force in what now seems like another age, it is full of personal anecdotes written with a sense of great warmth and nostalgia. Mr. Johnson is now based in Wentworth and brings more up to date village life into a number of his tales. All in all this is an excellent collection and I hope that the author is encouraged by its success to bring us more reminiscences of his later years. "

Click here to order this book direct from the Pen and Sword Books web site

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Old Postcards http://www.wentworthvillage.net/photo-galleries/old-postcards http://www.wentworthvillage.net/photo-galleries/old-postcards#comments Tue, 06 Apr 2010 09:51:05 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://www.wentworthvillage.net/?p=358 All the photographs in this gallery were kindly provided by James Eastwood. For more pictures & higher resolution pictures please visit his Flickr page

Wentworth Woodhouse

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Wentworth Woodhouse

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Wentworth Fisheries http://www.wentworthvillage.net/community/wentworth-fisheries http://www.wentworthvillage.net/community/wentworth-fisheries#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2010 16:52:14 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://www.wentworthvillage.net/?p=335 For full details of Wentworth Fisheries please visit the official www.wentworthfisheries.co.uk web site

Morley Pond at Night

Morley Pond at Night

Specialist carp water – 12 acre carp fishery in an idyllic setting with a good stock of Doubles, Twenties & six confirmed 30lb+ carp. Only a limited number of Treble Rod Permits available. Further details are available from the Estate Office, contact details below.

Mill Dam

View over Mill Dam

One of Yorkshire’s premier fisheries offering superb angling in beautiful surroundings. There are 3 Lakes:

  • Mill Dam – 13 acre – good stock of coarse fish & carp
  • Dog Kennel – 17 acre – largest of the three – good stock of coarse fish & carp
  • Morley Pond – 12 acre – 6 confirmed 30lb+ & parking facility

Quality fish to specimen sizes: Perch 4lb+; Tench 6lb+; Roach 3lb+; Bream 7lb+

Dog Kennel Pond

View over Dog Kennel Pond

Excellent access just off the B6089 Barnsley-Rotherham road. Ample Parking; disabled anglers welcome. Seasonal permits available from the Estate Office, Wentworth.

Permits can be purchased from estate office from late March.

Morley Pond

View over Morley Pond

Personal applications by attendance to the Estate Office (valid card required with cheque payments), postal applications must be marked “Wentworth Fishery”, cheques made payable to “The Fitzwilliam Wentworth Amenity Trust” & stamped addressed envelope enclosed.

The Estate Office
Clayfields Lane
S62 7TD

Tel: (01226) 742041

Personal visits Monday – Friday 9:00am – 4:30pm only

Or please contact by email office@wentworthestate.co.uk

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Family Tree http://www.wentworthvillage.net/history/family-tree http://www.wentworthvillage.net/history/family-tree#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2010 10:34:02 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://www.wentworthvillage.net/history/family-tree

The Wentworth/Fitzwilliam Family Tree

Wentworth Woodhouse

Wentworth Woodhouse: The Family Seat

Family Tree Introduction

The Wentworth/Fitzwilliam Family Tree provides detailed information about the Wentworth, Watson and Fitzwilliam families who dominated Wentworth Village for generations from the stately home of Wentworth Woodhouse. It brings together hundreds of individuals dating back to the reign of Henry II.

How To Use the Family Tree

There is too much information to display everything at once, so we’ve made the Family Tree interactive. To use it, first choose a Starting Point from the list below. This will show you details for the person you have selected with up to two or three generations above and below (you may need to use the scrollbars to bring the tree into view). You can then:-

  • Click on any name to focus on a different person
  • Use the Zoom Out (-) button to view more generations
  • Use the Zoom In (+) button to view fewer generations

Where to Start

If you’re looking for someone in particular you can select them from the comprehensive Wentworth Family Tree Index. If you’re just browsing then the following are good people to start with:-

Pictures Wanted

If anyone has any pictures that we can use in the family tree then please contact us with details. Here are a couple we’ve found:-

Thomas Wentworth Earl of Strafford

Charles 2nd Marquis of Rockingham

Your Feedback is Welcome

We would appreciate any feedback about the family tree, including corrections and additions. Please contact us with any comments. We would be particularly interested in copies of photos/portraits of people in the tree as these can be added in to increase the visual interest.

Web Links


UK Genealogy Interests Directory – a Family History site which allows people to contact other people who are researching the same surnames in the UK or Ireland.


Data for the family tree is taken from various sources including research on various genealogy news groups, including soc.genealogy.medieval and soc.genealogy.britain.

The family tree display software is adapted from an original set of Perl scripts by Simon Ward – downloads available at www.simonward.com

An alternative family tree of the Earls Fitzwilliam can be found at http://www.cracroftspeerage.co.uk/online/content/index422.htm#FITZWILLIAM_1716_7

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Web Links http://www.wentworthvillage.net/local-links/web-links http://www.wentworthvillage.net/local-links/web-links#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 11:20:30 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://new2.wentworthvillage.net/?p=265 This page includes links to other local web sites which may be of interest. If you would like us to add a free link to your site added please contact us with details.

Treeton Local History Group

The local history group website for Treeton in Rotherham.

Tankersley Parish Council

The local council for the nearby village of Tankersley and surrounding area.

Hoyland Photos

A local photo website covering Hoyland and beyond – including a section of Wentworth photos…

Hoyland Community Portal

A local site for Wentworth’s neighbour Hoyland, including local information, events, genealogy & landmarks

Past & Present Connections

A local family history site published by R. C. Mollekin and featuring a wealth of local photographs and information including Wentworth, Swinton and South Yorkshire

Project Reveal

A Rotherham-based site for ghost hunters who have carried out some paranormal investigations in the Wentworth area.


A community site for the nearby village of Thorpe Hesley.

Harley Horseshoe FC

Harley Horseshoe Football Club


The Mexborough and Swinton Astronomical Society – has it’s observertory at Hoober Stand.


An interesting site from the adjacent parish of Ecclesfield by the Ecclesfield Church Bell Ringers


A comprehesive site covering the nearby village of Elsecar.


UK Genealogy Interests Directory – a Family History site which allows people to contact other people who are researching the same surnames in the UK or Ireland.

Wath Festival

The South Yorkshire Festival of Music and Dance (AKA Wath Festival) is an annual event boasting a glittering array of renowned performers is usually held in late April or early May.

Jump Folk

Site about the nearby village of Jump.

EPPiC Theatre

EPPiC Theatre are a long-established theatre group in the nearby village of Ecclesfield; this site lists details of the group’s history and forthcoming productions.


I recently came across this interesting document about Wentworth Woodhouse by Derek Latham which not only gives some interesting historical information about the house but also gives some insights into “what might have been”‘ the last time it was sold…


A new site about Holy Trinity Church which serves Thorpe Hesley and Scholes


A comprehensive site about Treeton in Rotherham


From the people who brought you Treeton web – a site about the nearby village of Whiston


Ulley village web site now up and running


Yes you’ve guessed it – a Wickersley web site


The folks who run the above sites asked me to put in a plug for this Sheffield-based band!

Ink Amera

An excellent sites with extensive coverage of the Wentworth follies


Yorkshire’s award-winning online magazine


A very comprehensive site covering most of the Rotherham area, including several pages on Wentworth


Scholes Village site


Scholes Cricket Club


Rotherham Archaeological Society


Rotherham Family History Society


A comprehensive site about pubs in the Rotherham area.


South-Yorks.Net – Your Local Portal


South Yorkshire Folk


Live @the Lion, Wath


Real UK Music


Site about the nearby village of Brampton Bierlow


The Lady Mabel College Old Students’ Association

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MP http://www.wentworthvillage.net/local-links/mp http://www.wentworthvillage.net/local-links/mp#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 10:44:12 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://new2.wentworthvillage.net/?p=263 Wentworth is probably the only village in the country to have its own parliamentary constituency.

Actually the constituency covers a much wider area than Wentworth – taking in many parts of Rotherham. We assume that the constituency name has been retained for historical reasons connected with the political activities of the Wentworth family (see History). If anyone can enlighten us as to the reason this name is still used please get in touch.

The Wentworth MP is currently John Healey (Labour). You can contact him at:-

Constituency Office
79 High Street
Wath upon Dearne
S63 7QB

T: (01709) 875943

Also, he can be contacted through the House of Commons:

House of Commons

Mr. Healey occasionally holds constituency surgeries in the village.

Further information, including advice surgery times, can be found at johnhealeymp.co.uk

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Council http://www.wentworthvillage.net/local-links/council http://www.wentworthvillage.net/local-links/council#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2010 10:40:03 +0000 Wentworth Admin http://new2.wentworthvillage.net/?p=261 Wentworth has its own Parish Council which deals with local issues, but most matters are dealt with by Rotherham Borough Council. Contact details as follows:-

Civic Building
Walker Place
S65 1UE

T: (01709) 382121

F: (01709) 823626

W: rotherham.gov.uk

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