South Yorkshire villages developed, in the main, from the coal industry. Up to the turn of the millennium, nearly everyone’s family in Rossington had a historical connection with mining. The families had come from all parts of the country and from abroad to work in the village’s pit, or in other mines in South Yorkshire. At one time, it could be said that each household had at least one miner, and the work they did provided not only continuing employment and a steady income but also a safe and warm-hearted community.

On these pages of Rossington Village Life, the aim is to chronicle the growth and changes of the community with pictures and recollections that have been gathered from a variety of sources, but most importantly, from Rossington villagers themselves, including those who have moved away or emigrated.

The objective of this website is to promote, improve and enhance facilities and resources for recording the traditions and history of Rossington, together with current events and plans for future growth, and to provide routes for future villagers, and for those interested in the culture of a South Yorkshire village, to use the information appropriately for their needs.

It is run as a voluntary concern and seeks to involve all community groups directly or by links to their own websites to represent the past, present and future of our home village. There will be specialised forum areas to share memories and information.

If you would like to contribute to the site, you can do it by sending a contact mail and asking the site administrator to include your information and/or photos.


You can help maintain the site by making a small cash contribution via PayPal. All finance raised will be used to help the site to continue to be hosted, or to pay for events that spread the word, or for subscriptions to useful archives that will add to the knowledge base. Fund-raising events will be planned to keep the account in good credit. When donating via paypal please make sure you select the friends & family option so that no charges are applied on your donation.