MEMBERS of a group who have recorded Cudworth’s history for more than two decades are on the lookout for more people to join.

Cudworth History Group was formed 25 years ago by members who hoped to find out more about the mining village’s past.

The group quickly grew and members have gone on to produce books about their findings.

Members were also instrumental in adding names to Cudworth’s war memorial at St John’s Church - as research showed that almost 30 names were missing.

Chair of the group, Florence Whittlestone, said she has enjoyed discovering Cudworth’s lost history.

“I joined with my uncle because we were both interested in history and here I am, 25 years later,” she said. “It’s interesting to see how things have changed - for example we used to have a swimming pool in the park, but that’s all gone now.”

The group now meet weekly in the village library but are appealing for more members who can help breathe new life into the group.

“We lost a lot of members because of Covid,” said group secretary, Linda Laughton. “I think we need some younger members because a lot of things are online now and it’s sometimes a struggle for us to find the information we need to.

“I think it’s important to keep people interested in the history of where they live - and I would love to welcome new members to our meetings.”

The group meets every Wednesday - if you would like to join, information can be given at the library.