Royton Local History Society has released a new
DVD presentation entitled
"History of Royton" (Everyday Life)
This can now be purchased for £8 from Royton
Library, Royton Town Hall and directly from the Society. All proceeds will
be donated to Dr. Kershaw's Hospice.
After a short introduction by local historian
and author Frances Stott which briefly describes the very early days of Royton
the DVD goes on to show how the people of Royton lived, worked and played
through the years.
It features never before seen old cine film,
video and photographs taken by Royton residents.
Topics covered include:- Life in the Workhouse,
the Scattered Homes, the creation of the police force, the formation of the
local board and Dr. Kershaw and his Hospice.
The makers of the DVD were
granted unprecedented access to areas not normally open to the public and slowly
over a 5 year period pieced together the story. From sport and leisure to pubs
Many changes occurred in Royton as filming progressed but the
scenes recorded were left unchanged as a historical record in their own right.