Wednesday 25 November 2020

Wharncliffe Silkstone Club, Roll of Honour

 From the Barnsley Independent on 16 November 1918, p.3.

Tankersley's Roll of Honour

An interesting function took place at the Wharncliffe Silkstone Club and Reading Room on Saturday, when Lieut.-Col. H. S. Walker unveiled a Roll of Honour of the members of the Club who have joined His Majesty's Forces. The list contains 66 names, four of whom have made the supreme sacrifice, one military medalist, two prisoners of war, one torpedoed, and 25 wounded. The Roll, which is a magnificent example of artistic work, was executed by Mr. Honey. The proceedings were preceded by a concert, given by the Imperial Entertainers from Barnsley, also cornet soles by Mr. Honey, of Sheffield. Mr. K. Kidson, F.R.C.O., officiated at the piano. Mr. T. Golding, of Tankersley, made the arrangements.

The above cutting is the only reference to this Roll of Honour that has been found. The original Reading Room was in the yard of Pilley Colliery, where the Industrial Park now stands on Wentworth Way off Westwood New Road near Tankersley.

There is an article with a little more history here.

Ref: TNK08

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