1927

January

In January 1927 a smallpox epidemic was raging in nearby Mexborough
and entering Denaby and Conisborough
We feature a full review of 1926 with the final item a reprieve for Cecil Roodhouse
A miner dies through a fall of roof and another 75 year old miner after a fall
The Denaby Pit Boy is presented to the King and Queen of Norway
and two young men are making their name at Football in New Zealand
The Ivanhoe Club is opened and John Brocklesby retires
There’s an attempted violent robbery of a local shop owner when he returns home over the crags

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February

February 1927 must have been a great time for United supporters as they completed the month with 5 more home wins, making 11 in succession, and scored 20 goals against 2 !
Elsewhere in the district it was a different matter as the smallbox epidemic increased
And we have pictures of the people in isolation at the hospital
The Council vote to give some relief to the miner’s rent arrears
And discuss China, against the Clerk’s advice
The ‘Big Drum’ changes hands and the Shareholders vote for a Colliery Combine,
Bringing Rossington, Dinnington and Maltby into the group
Denaby’s Inventor produces another safety device and a Denaby women tells us the cure to being ‘worn out’
There’s the usual cases of fighting and cruelty
And also the dipsomaniac with 46 convictions and the response “we shall all live forever!”

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March

From March 1927 we include a Whittakers Advert which provides a flavour of the times
and a picture of the ravages of industry across from Clifton Hill
A three year old was crushed to death on the Low Road
and the Pastures Bridge appeared perilously close to collapse with 500 buses a day limited to 5 miles per hour over it
The Denaby Colliery combine was growing in size and strength
and we visit another Council meeting and the Fire Brigade’s Annual Dinner
United’s magnificent home results come to an end and Denaby & Cadeby find there’s no more free sport

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April

In April 1927 we have a fascinating snapshot of Conisborough and its visitors at Easter and of the Colliery Official’s outing to Manchester including the Belle Vue Gardens (Zoo)
Smallpox is still raging and a Councillor’s Eligibility is questioned
Police prosecute a Bus driver for exceeding the 12 mph speed limit from Conisborough to Doncaster
There’s a serious fire at Cadeby with loss of income until the Town Crier declares a back to work
We find out where ‘Chinatown’ was and see videos of songs performed by the Musical Society
United’s good season is drawing to a close with 2 of their stars transferred to Wednesday

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May

From May in 1927 we relate the story of a violent scuffle and the prosecution of members of the ‘Big Entry Gang.’
Some interesting items in the Annual Medical Report
A New Vicar and Assistant Manager at Denaby Main
There’s a new Electric “Navvy” and an Aerial Photograph of ‘Industrial Conisborough’
Pictures of Mixed Bathing and the Old Folk’s Treat
Denaby & Cadeby C.C. get off to a good start and we show the final Midland League Table
and the detailed results of United and Mexborough and Wath and Wombwell !

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June

In June 1927 the Godfrey Walker home
was appealing for outgrown or discarded shoes or boots for its children
The actual wages of a miner were queried
as the area struggles to get back to normality
following the catastrophic 1926 general strike
The Appleyards say goodbye to Church Street after 150 years of trading
Denaby Baths holds its first Gala
and both Denaby and Conisbrough cricket teams
get off to good starts to their seasons

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July

In July 1927 the “Times” celebrated its 50th year with a potted history of the towns and villages of South Yorkshire including Conisbrough and Denaby
it featured Denaby Main and Cadeby Main and United’s ‘Mightiest Days.’
There was a Denaby brawl with “a thousand” people watching and a rubber ‘cosher’ used
There’s a new Convent at Denaby as Catholicism in the town continues its growth
A policeman crashes his bike at Mexborough and a Midwife leaves a woman, in the coroner’s opinion, too soon
Denaby and Cadeby move on from strength to strength and we have pictures of the ” Champions of the Green.”

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August

In August 1927 the Council were struggling to meet the housing demand as more people have come to work in the Collieries.
The echoes of the past were still prevalent
as a child dies through scalding, another is birched, a miner is buried by coal
and a farmer’s trap is overturned after an encounter with cows
A new vicar is welcomed and a teacher is in trouble with maintenance
We have a picture of the Denaby Main bowls unbeaten champions and the tennis champions from Old Denaby
as Denaby & Cadeby’s season ends with a flourish and United sign more players and ‘hope to do better’

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