Conisborough Notes – Musical Society – Castle Street – Church News

November 1896

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 13, 1896

Conisborough Notes

The School Board are contemplating the erection of a new school somewhere near the station, for the accommodation of the children from the glass works.

Musical Society

So the musical Society is dead, as I read from a paragraph in the “Times” last week. A meeting was called, neither conductor, president, nor secretary were present. I am very sorry that it has come to grief, because the three concerts which have been given were very enjoyable, especially the last one. In Mr. Herbert Sharp the society has had a most painstaking conductor. The three of four persons that turn up to the meeting enjoyed a dance instead, which was a great deal more to their fancy.

Castle Street

The roads are being repaired – not before time; – the steam roller has been hard at work and has greatly improved the condition of Castle Street. The crossing and footpath want raising near the vicarage,

It is rumoured that Mr. Clarkson has taken Mr. Gillott’s farm, and that also Mr. Norwood had taken Mr. Radley’s.

Mr. Martin, the respected manager of the Denaby main Stores, was laid to rest in the cemetery on Monday. The Rev. J. Brooks officiated. All will sympathise with Mrs Martin in her bereavement.

Cannot something be done to keep the triangular piece of ground near the Dale clean and in good order. A new tree requires planting, but it is no use until the road scrapings are taken away and the grass restored. For a long time it has been a regular rubbish corner.

The Conisborough Fire Brigade attended lifeboat demonstrations at Doncaster the other week, and were very much praised by all who saw them and for their good and clean turnout. Captain Jones should be – but I am sure he is – very proud of his men.

Hearty congratulations to Dr Gilchrist. We went up to Glasgow last week and took up his M.D. Degree at the University.


The Rev. J. Crawford has started a branch of the Church of England Band of Hope Society. The first meeting was held last Friday, when over 40 members joined.

The people of Clifton are very considerate for the clergy. It is suggested that a service should be held in the afternoon instead of the evening during the winter months on Sundays.

The Rev. Dr. Triplet was the preacher at the Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday. His visits to Conisborough are always welcome. The rev. Gentleman is going on tour for two or three weeks into Cheshire, to take part in some mission services.

The first lecture in connection with the Church Institute was given in the church Sunday school last night, November 12, by the rev. C. Clemenston. Vicar of Crookes, Sheffield, the subject of the lecture was a history of the alphabet which was illustrated by lantern slides and diagrams.

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 13, 1896