1957

January

The year in 1957 began with violence as two more miners died at Denaby Main after a roof fall and despite a desperate rescue attempt
A brother is arrested for a New Year’s Eve Murder; of his brother and a Loco Fireman is sent for trial after a fracas in Mexborough
We show adverts for Dances at Denaby Baths, the Civic Ball, and Conisbrough Cricket Club at the Empress
An Ivanhoe Cyclist has to shave off his beard for the Navy and a Double Decker Bus ends up in the parlour !
The Council are trying to improve the streets and there’s a new bus service for Ellershaw and Windhill
United concede 11 goals at Grantham then put 5 past Scarborough !

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February

In February 1957 a new dance craze “Rock” was being compared to the Charleston and proving popular at Denaby Baths
The Castle Wall was being repaired and Low Road Widened
Conisbrough Cricket Club celebrate paying off the Loan for the New Ground with former Yorkshire & England skipper, Norman Yardley, their guest at the Lord Conyers
The explosive store attendant, and former footballer, retires after 50 years at Denaby Main and more jobs are being created as Detonater manufacture is brought to Denaby by Westfalite
Tommy Joyce brings a Yorkshire title back to Denaby and United are scoring goals galore at Tickhill square with marksman Cliff Martin scoring successive hattricks as they beat the opposition by 17 goals to 3
in 4 home games !

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March

In March 1957 the Incident at a New Year’s party saw the Conisbrough man receive a 7 years sentence for the manslaughter of his brother
and a young girl gets a custodial sentence for her “Wild Life”
A Denaby enterprise is expanding through pre packed potatoes and the ICI factory gives awards for 20 year’s service
There’s a Conisbrough Racing dog with 200 wins and a Full House for Boxing at Denaby
A new Seam is opened at Cadeby and the Wesley Drama Group presents “The Gentle Rain”
United win a 9 goal ‘rip snorter against Hull Reserves and Joe Mercer attends the Annual Dinner

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April

In April 1957 the inquest heard about a Denaby Coal Burst where another 2 miners lost their lives
The housing scheme is postponed and a petition against increased rents for the pre fabs is successful
There’s a delay in the Pit Scheme merger proposals
A policeman is commended for his prompt action and the Plough Inn is burgled for the third time in four years
A Conisbrough family fought a fire without help but it turned their budgie black
We have a pre season cricket report and United finish a successful season with 100 goals!

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May

In May 1957 the Conisbrough Motor Company modernised so that cars at the busy junction no longer had to queue on the road
to fill up with petrol ! (imagine that today !)
There’s a 4 ton organ at the Hill Top – an orchestraphone and May Day and St George’s parades
‘Morbid Sightseers’ gather as graves are moved and skulls and bones are visible
The Council hopes Conisbrough will become another Harrogate or Scarborough
while there’s Strikes and Disputes at Denaby and Cadeby
Lightening strikes Houses in Lewes Road, while a man is reading about fiery Freddie Truman
National Service takes a man from Malta to Tripoli and a family look for a better life in Australia
We have the Final Midland League Table and Denaby & Cadeby are defeated after winning their first 3 matches

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