New licensee at Lord Conyers

November 1941

South Yorkshire Times, November 8, 1941.

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New licensee

A well-known local businessman, Mr Charles E Webster, has taken over the tenancy of the Lord Conyers Hotel, Old Road from Mr W. Hardy, who has retired.

Mr Webster has played a prominent part in public life of the area and as held many local offices, including membership of the Urban Council and the local Education Subcommittee. He retired from the Urban Council in 1934 after representing the East Ward for six years, his election in 1928 creating a family record of unique distinction, for his father Mr Irad Webster, formerly manager of the Conisbrough Working Man’s Corporative Society, and his brother, Mr John I Webster, already held posts on local authority.

During membership of the urban Council. Mr Webster became vice-chairman of the Conisbrough Education Subcommittee and also served on the joint Hospital Board. He was also at one time a vice president of the Conisbrough British Legion and for many years, was a vice president of the Conisbrough Cricket Club.

A prominent Freemason, Mr Webster is a member of the Woodlands (Cheshire) and the St Georges (Doncaster) lodges and has been Section Commander of the Conisbrough Special Constabulary since its reorganisation in 1936.

He served throughout the last war in the R.A.S.C.(mechanical transport) spent most of his time with siege batteries in France and Flanders, and attained the rank of Sergeant.
Mr Webster is married and has one son, Gordon who was called up on the outbreak of war after being in the territorials, and is now serving with the Royal artillery.