Celebrate Parkgate's 200-Year Anniversary: A Tribute to History and Conservation Efforts

Parkgate's 200-Year Anniversary. Discover the remarkable plans for Parkgate's 200-year anniversary celebration while exploring the village's rich history and the dedicated conservation efforts of the Parkgate Society.

Celebrate Parkgate’s momentous 200-year milestone and immerse yourself in its captivating history. Learn about the Parkgate Society’s unwavering commitment to preserving the village’s unique heritage, from establishing the Parkgate Conservation Area in 1972 to refurbishing the iconic Donkey Stand in 2016. Delve into the significant conservation milestones achieved, including the prevention of the Dee River Barrage and the designation of Listed Buildings. Through their tireless work, the Parkgate Society has safeguarded the village’s character and ensured a vibrant future for generations to come

Unveiling Rawmarsh and Parkgate's First Blue Plaque: Honoring a Local Legend

Be part of the historic moment as Granby House receives Rawmarsh and Parkgate’s inaugural blue plaque, dedicated to an influential figure in the village’s past.

Witness the unveiling of Rawmarsh and Parkgate’s first blue plaque at Granby House, paying homage to the remarkable legacy of Charles John Stoddart. Explore Stoddart’s extraordinary journey from an office boy in London to the esteemed positions of Works Manager, Managing Director, and Chairman of the Park Gate Iron and Steel Company. Discover how his leadership, coupled with his role as a four-time Mayor of Rotherham, left an indelible mark on the community. This prestigious honor commemorates his contributions and preserves his memory for future generations.

Step into Film History: "Tread Softly Stranger" and Its Parkgate Connection

Experience the magic of “Tread Softly Stranger” as Chantry Brewery hosts a special screening of the classic film, which holds a unique connection to Parkgate.

Indulge in a cinematic journey as Chantry Brewery presents a special screening of the beloved film “Tread Softly Stranger,” partially filmed in the picturesque village of Parkgate. Immerse yourself in the captivating story in Parkgate’s 200-Year Anniversary, brought to life by the talented cast, including Diana Dors. Let the ambiance of Chantry Brewery transport you to the era of classic cinema as you enjoy this cinematic gem. Don’t forget to raise a glass of the exclusive Parkgate 200 Pale Ale, specially brewed to mark this momentous occasion.

Relive Tradition with a Whit Walk Celebration: A Step Back in Time

Take part in the nostalgia of a Whit Walk, where Victorian-style costumes, parades, and traditional games reignite the spirit of the past.

In June 2023, embark on a delightful journey into history as Rawmarsh Ashwood Primary School and St. Joseph’s Primary School students don Victorian-style attire for a charming Whit Walk. Witness the colorful procession as they parade through the park, spreading joy and enthusiasm. Engage in traditional games, enjoy a picnic lunch, and experience the camaraderie of the community. This cherished celebration revives the traditions of the past, providing an unforgettable experience for participants of all ages.

Empowering Voices through Art: The WOWsers and Rationale Arts Collaborate at the WOW Festival

Witness a powerful fusion of creativity and advocacy as the WOWsers and Rationale Arts join forces to elevate themes of gender equality and body positivity at the WOW Festival.

Prepare to be captivated by the groundbreaking Parkgate’s 200-Year Anniversary, collaboration between the visionary WOWsers and the innovative Rationale Arts. Together, they have crafted a mesmerizing performance that pushes boundaries and sparks meaningful conversations about gender equality and body positivity. Through the language of dance, these talented young individuals will inspire and empower festivalgoers of all ages. Join them on this transformative journey as they ignite change and foster a more inclusive and accepting society.

Rotherham's Commitment to Inclusion and Empowerment: Children's Capital of Culture

Explore Rotherham’s dedication to creating a vibrant, inclusive space for all through the empowering Children’s Capital of Culture initiative.

At the heart of Rotherham’s cultural landscape lies the transformative Children’s Capital of Culture initiative, a testament to the town’s unwavering commitment to inclusion and empowerment. This visionary program empowers young individuals to find their voice, discover their talents, and embrace their unique identities. Regardless of gender, faith, age, race, culture, nationality, sexual orientation, or any other identity, the initiative welcomes everyone to participate and thrive. By fostering a safe and inclusive environment, Rotherham aspires to inspire and uplift the entire community, nurturing a generation of confident and empowered individuals who will shape a brighter future for all.

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