Frank Rodgers was a member of Grenoside and District Local History Group until he died aged 95, as well as being a central figure in the community
His lifelong interest in history, local industry, politics, and the local woodlands and countryside, together with his career at Newton Chambers and after the war teaching at Oughtibridge and Bradfield, gave him a wide perspective and breadth of knowledge.
Frank recognised the richness of his experiences and celebrated them in his own distinctive, lively and acutely observed writing style.
This book entitled "Life Long Labour" brings together a selection of his own writings - recollections, talks, advice notes about footpaths, war memories - from childhood to his final years in Grenoside. Each piece expresses his personal, humanitarian philosophy in an educational yet entertaining way.
It has been put together and edited by Helen Jackson, with the help of his two daughters, Helen Wortley and Alison Rodgers, under the aegis of Grenoside and District Local History Group.