Colliery Officials Outing

April 1927

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 22, 1927

Colliery Officials Outing

The officials of the Cadeby Main Colliery had their annual trip last Saturday to Manchester.

Two specially engage saloons conveyed the party from Conisborough, several of the head officials of the Colliery Company accompanying the party, including Mr H Holley, Mr JH Dunk, Mr E.T. Hardy, Mr R Young and Mr W Wilkinson.

During the day several places of interest were visited, including the Belle View Gardens and the football match – Manchester United v Blackburn Rovers.

Dinner was provided at the Grosvenor hotel at 5.30 and after this Mr H Hulley (agent) thanked the manager and staff for the excellent provisions made during the day. Manchester has a reputation for rainy days,  but they have been favoured by a fine one. Mr Hulley, on behalf of the Colliery company thanked the officials for their services, and said how highly the company thought of them. It was outings like that which tended to improve the relationship between the Company and its officials, and the hope that the outing was only the forerunner of many similar ones.

Mr W Still, seconded. During the evening a visit was paid to the first house at the Manchester Hippodrome, where an excellent show was on.

The party arrived home at 1 o’clock on Sunday morning. This was possible through the consideration of the L.N.E.R., who provided a special train to convey them from Sheffield, and the party enjoyed a unique experience of a non-stop run from Sheffield to Conisborough.