By the request of JCI members, the 2nd August, the day after Yorkshire Day, saw JCI Rotherham hosting ‘Rotherham Day'. A day showcasing just a few of the great things our town has to offer.
Rotherham has a wonderful array of businesses, unique historic buildings and activities for people to take part in, and during the day we sampled just a few of these.
The day began at the Chapel on the bridge, one of only 4 remaining in the country. Reverend Bliss gave us a brief history of the building, all the uses the building has had and it's unique positioning within the Parish and the Church. We then went down to the jail underneath, looking at the dark and damp conditions that prisoners would have had to cope with. In stark contrast we then went up the stunning Minster, we chatted with the ladies running with coffee morning who had make flapjack especially for us, and got to see the wonderful architecture of this grand building.
From an historic and architectural morning, we then moving onto sherbet making in the sweet shop, having a go at making our own sherbet, colouring and packaging it. Then the sweet shop kindly, thanks to the great British weather, let us move our Rotherham picnic to a more dry location. We stayed in the sweet shop to enjoy the local delicacies, we had cordials from the Temperance Bar, sandwiches from the Italian Deli and Cupcakes from the cake shop, a perfect snapshot of the yummy delights available in the town.
We then moved up to the recently renovated Clifton Park museum, had a wander around the display and even saw the information on JJ's ancestor. It was great to see the redeveloped museum, still with its number 1 resident, Nelson the Lion.
The day was finished off perfectly with a little spot of shopping in the town's boutiques and shops.
We hope everyone on the day enjoyed our day in our lovely town centre, and if you didn't get chance to join us, we hope we've inspired you to come and have a visit.
2014 JCI Rotherham Deptuy President