Conisborough Notes – Ivanhoe Club – Boots for Bairns – Bequest

October 1935

Ivanhoe Club.

Representatives of the Ivanhoe cycling club went over to Hull on Sunday in lieu of their usual runout, to take part in a gymkana organised by the Hull Clarion club. Although several members competed in the various events none were successful. Sunday’s run is to Blackpool.

Boots for Bairns.

A meeting of the Boots for Bairns committee was held on Friday night, Mr. R. H. Shepard presided. A roll containing names of 700 schoolchildren requiring footwear was considered.

As this was incomplete it was decided that when all the names had been submitted the committee should me again to consider the awards.


The late Mr. Robert John Clarkson, of Bra-Con, Crook Hill Road, Conisborough, who died on May 5th , left this summer £50 to the vicar and churchwardens of St Peters Church, Conisbrough, as the nucleus of a fund for a stained-glass window to be installed in the church on the south side, in place of the present plain one, so that it will harmonise with the Strawbridge Memorial window.

A fund for the purpose has been opened, and the church council and the vicar are to consult the executors of the late Mr. Clarkson regarding the installation. Mr. Clarkson was one of the committee who put in the stained-glass window in 1928, as a memorial to the late Rev. W. A. Strawbridge, vicar of Conisbrough for 29 years. He had always expressed an opinion that the other south window should correspond.

The Strawbridge window cost about £150.