Skelmanthorpe

Skelmanthorpe has a population of 4,198 according to the 2001 census and is part of the Denby Dale parish.

Locals refer to Skelmanthorpe as “Shat”.  Wikipedia says that it is an abbreviation of “Shatterers” as local labour was taken on during construction of the railway to break or ‘shatter’ rocks as well as work on the excavations. These unskilled labourers were referred to as Shatterers.

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