1947

January

The beginning of 1947 was a momentous occasion for this area as all pits became Nationalised – away from private ownership.
The transfer took place on a ‘vesting day’ and euphoria gripped the area as miners young and old celebrated and 5,000 miners at Denaby & Cadeby forsook their New Year’s day holiday to support the newly formed National Coal Board
The ‘South Yorkshire Times’ also printed a fascinating history of the 150 years leading to Nationalisation – ‘The Birth of a Coalfield’
It didn’t prevent yet another miner losing his life as Mother Earth claimed her next victim
Nor a Denaby woman gassing herself in a corner of her kitchen
But there’s electricity to be provided for the new Prefabs on the Oval
United provided thrills and spills and collected a cheque for £500 from QPR for the next player to find League Football

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February

In February 1947 Snow was a ever present and still a foot deep, causing Unit’s third successive football match postponement.
A Conisbrough woman was found drowned at Blackpool and a Denaby miner killed after a roof fall.
Work was resumed on the Denaby Pit Baths and Tom Hill was developing his plans for the youth of the district
There was a presentation for Conisbrough Driver with a fine record and a Signalman retiring after 47 years with the Railways
Conisbrough Cricket Club have Ellis Robinson as their principal guest and the Modern School presents Mother Goose as their pantomime
A Barnsley footballer is driving too fast and a Ascot labourer is guilty of a double Bigamy and leaves a Denaby woman with two children

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