About The Villager
History of our Publications
Who We Are
Villager Charity Appeal


Peddlers in local news, views, memories + more since 1992.

The-Villager.co.uk is a community newspaper which began life as the Rossington Village Life back in 1992, serving the large mining community of the same name located to the south-west of Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Since that time the-Villager has been through a lot – and you can read more about it on our History pages. These explain the beginnings of the first newspaper, its various iterations and sister publications, right up to the creation and maintenance of this website.

You can also check out the Who We Are page to find out more about the “team” behind the Villager in its various guises.

the-Villager.co.uk survives on submissions from the local community, and we welcome all submissions whether they be expressing views, promoting local events, or if you have recently had a ramble through your memories and wish to share them – just send them in – we aim to publish all submissions – just be patient with us!

Personal circumstances brought us into contact with Weston Park hospital in Sheffield, and since the passing of the co-founder of the newspaper Brenda back in 2000, which have continued that association either through personal fundraising or by helping promote their other fundraising activities.

We would appreciate any help our readership can provide to this worthwhile charity (see or fundraising page), but we also welcome submissions from any other local charitable organisation or its supporters to help promote their own particular cause.


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