Harold Massingham plaque Mexborough Business CentreIt was our pleasure to unveil a plaque commemorating Harold Massingham, the poet who spent his childhood years in Mexborough, attending our Business Centre in its previous incarnation as a Secondary School.

Read to Write in collaboration with Mexborough Heritage Society and Mexborough Business Centre presented the unveiling of a blue plaque on the poet’s birthday followed by a reading from Massingham’s poems

Harold Massingham was an award-winning Poet but also went on to set crosswords for national newspapers and magazines for more than 30 years, puzzling readers under the pseudonym ‘Mass’.

Harold Massingham plaque Mexborough Business CentreHe made his name within the poetry circles with the publication of his first book, Black Bull Guarding Apples in 1965, and went on to compile Frost Gods and Sonatas and Dreams.

His first book, Black Bull Guarding Apples won him the acclaimed Cholmondeley Award in 1968.

The plaque is proudly situated next to the entrance to our building.

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