Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 21 December 1927
Colliery Co.’s Generosity.
How 7,000 to 8,000 Families Will Benefit.
A pleasant surprise yesterday awaited each of the workmen employed at the Denaby and Cadeby Collieries who rent houses owned by the company, when the company announced that for Christmas week not only would the arrears of rent not be stopped as usual, but no rent need be paid by the employees at all unless they desired to do so this week.
This offer was made by the company without any request from the men. It is estimated that 7,000 to 8,000 families will be affected by the generosity of the company, and the chairman of the South ward of the Central Labour Party, Mr. T. Hill, said that it would make a tremendous difference to the Christmas of most of the workmen.
It will mean a difference of £2 in the wages of some of the men.
“I have been a Trade Union official for 19 years, but I feel I must pay a high tribute to the generosity of the Denaby and Cadeby Colliery Company. There will be many a miner this Christmas who will know how to get a Christmas dinner for his family, who was at his wit’s end to know what to do,” he said.