Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer April 9, 1887
Easter at Conisborough
No fewer than 30,000 persons visited the castle and ruins yesterday, by road and rail, the majority from the surrounding villages, while a goodly number made use of the excursions from Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster.
The streets were lined with the usual array of stalls and shows, but the custom of allowing them on the castle grounds was refused, more space thus being afforded to the visitors.
A tea was provided by the Primitive Methods of Mexborough, proceeds to go towards the extension of the chapel.
A Templars meeting took place at night, addresses been delivered in the Wesleyan School, by Mr James Henry Frith, of Huddersfield; Mr Joseph Brown, of Dewsbury; and Mr George Appleyard, of Conisborough.