Thrybergh Ravenfield Dalton

South Yorkshire England

            Pronounced locally Thrybur  Old English Triberg

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A Presentation By Janice Hans


Janice Hans of Pennsylvania, U.S. A. recently [ Dec. 2006 ] spent an evening with her Mother looking through old family photos and decided to look into her family history, there were several pieces of memorabilia that mentioned Thrybergh and Silverwood Mine and after a short search on internet Janice discovered this site. 

Janice writes:-


Originating in Wales the Rogers brothers made their appearance at Silverwood pre 1920, two of them William and John remained at the mine whilst Joseph who had lived at Blackpool Lancashire emigrated to Canada with his wife and three daughters. One of those daughters Gertrude born1898 moved to New Jersey, New York whilst the rest of the family stayed in Canada. Gertrude was the Grandmother of Janice Hans had only 2 girls,  Alice year of birth 1926 and her sister Dorothy year of birth 1924. Alice being the Mother of Janice

The two other daughters of Joseph were Hannah and Nora - they were the Canadians who kept in touch with the relatives in England, Hannah never married and Nora married but had no children. 




I knew my grandmother was born in Blackpool, England but had little information on her family. Along with the photos I found
2 newspaper obituaries: one of my great grandfather, Mr. William Thomas Rogers, and one of his brothers, my great uncle, Mr. John Rogers. Both obituaries mentioned that these men were employed as miners at the Silverwood Colliery. Unfortunately, these obituaries are not dated. Wm Rogers lived at 23 Vale Avenue, Thrybergh at the time of his death. He was a Methodist and belong to the Whinney Hill Church and prior to his death he worshipped at the Dalton Methodist Church.
Attending the funeral was Jimmy Townend the local cobbler who produced the centenary celebration of the Thrybergh poet James Ross.

 John Rogers, a Whinney Hill resident of 30 years, lived on Silver Street. He was a member of the Thrybergh Unemployed Welfare Centre.






























The photo left  is a wedding invitation inviting my great grandparents Mr.& Mrs. Joseph Rogers to their niece Pollie Rogers wedding to Wilfred Atkinson at St. Leonard's Church Thrybergh in 1934.
The photographer at the actual wedding was the very well known Fred Shaw, of Rotherham & Bridlington.
It can be seen from the photo that the reception was held at the Whinney Hill Methodist Chapel

In February 1935 William Thomas attended the Golden Wedding celebrations of Isaac and Ann Morgan who were also members of the chapel. William at the time was the society steward






Another little treasure found was a business card of an Albert Rogers, who the son of W. T. Rogers, who is named on the obituaries above. Albert's family must have been very proud of the fact he was a vocalist with the Carlton Dance Band as the band was a very well known and respected group of musicians locally.









Janice Hans 2006
At present Janice would like to find out the years in which the deaths of her great Uncles occurred, and would like to also discover more about her family so if  anyone can help with information it would be very appreciated.
 Janice can be contacted at


My thanks to Janice for adding her family to these pages.




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