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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