Articles are indexed by year (Pre 1900 – After 1900) and by subject – events, crime, people, commerce etc. Each subject is broken down again e.g. weddings (people), football (sports), murders (crime)

98 more Articles added in December

14,675 now on Site !

This is a 10-year project to create a detailed history of Conisbrough and Denaby, covering over 100 years. We are presently concentrating on 1880 to 1940 to bring them up to the anniversary year and month. We will then return to the 1950s and 1960s to bring them up to date with their anniversaries.

The amount we are attempting to record is colossal, especially in the later decades. So, if anyone has a couple of hours to spare each month, then Help ! Please contact me on 07886 718719

Happy New Year to Everyone !

November & December 1969

1969 – November

Weddings, Miss Doncaster Rovers finalist, nationwide winning Poem by nine year old, educational breakthrough between Northcliffe and Dartington, All Saints new face, Baptist Christmas Fayre, Ship In bottle at School, Rotherham United signing

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1969 – December

Nativity at Rossington Street, ex-Conisbrough residents are neighbours in Canada, Co-op closes their Denaby store, Reresby Arm’s name, How wives helped striking Miners, Fancier’s winning prizes

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November & December 1959

1959 – November

100 feet fall at Cadeby,  Parents involved at Rossington Street, Tom Hill Youth Club youth Leader, Conisbrough Chemist uplift, Claremont Terrace inquiry, Cycling Proficiency certificates, Young Bird championship Cup, United’s early exit from Cup Denaby Street

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1959 – December

Conisbrough sergeant in Cyprus shooting contest, Denaby midwife retirement plaudits, St Alban’s lady trainer “the best in the World”, Cadeby employees annual tea & social evening, Church bell rope hitch, Epworth Hall members at music festival, Station Road Christmas party, burglary at Fox Inn and hold-up at sub- Post Office, United’sconcerns over gates

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November & December 1950

1950 – November

Exploding polish fire,  Courageous 17 year old girl, Trooper in Guerrilla train wreck, Gunner to Korean front,  Primary Schools renames, Measles epidemic, Postcard after 16 years, Field mice in Oval, Church organist criticised over Remembrance music

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1950 – December

Hand grenade kills soldier on Christmas night, Collieries record outputs & major absenteeism , Coal to be wound up single shaft, United  schools carol service & “Butterfly Queen”, Parkgate match in deep snow, increased  contributions assure football

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November & December 1940

1940 – November

“Times” Editorial narrates progress of the War, death of Chamberlain and Italy and Greece, Food controls, fines for selling butter without rations, Raising Funds for Spitfire, Denaby Man dies in China, brother and sister in RAF, Coldstream Guards, Milkman, parachutist

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December 1940

1940 – December

Sheffield Bombing and Churchil’s broadcast, Denaby man fighting in Norway, Brothers evacuated from Dunkirk, ‘Father of the Regiment’, Spitfire fund & Nazi Plane, Miner killed by fall of roof, Denaby United  upset about  unbeaten record, then beaten for first time 

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November & December 1930

1930 – November

Staunch Methodist passes away, mother runs downstairs & fractures skull, cricketing  daughter  marries cricket captain , schoolgirls win at Doncaster Festival, Young Denaby couple’s troubles, Denaby lad throwing lighted firework,  man chalking on house, Big Entry Gang members guilty of gambling

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December 1930

1930 – December

Denaby man drowned in Thames,  Fog causes a crash between  milk float and lorries, man worked for 67 years in mines passes away, Trade review , Council debate unemployed, bridges, buses and shelters, schoolboy’s narrow escape with  trackless , doorstep crawl, boxing,  Denaby beat Mexborough on Boxing Day

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November & December 1920

1920 – November

Fourth application for Urban Powers, to be heard by appeal, National Coal strike ended, Great Silence on Armistice Day, Unknown warrior & Laurence Calvert at Westminster Abbey, List of names for War Memorial,  Miners 3 months for benefit fraud, United to carry on, despite rumours

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December 1920

1920 -December

Irishmen knocked down by motor lorry, Dencade awarded salvage, Review of glass Trade, Urban Power Appeal, Denaby “disgrace to civilisation” & WH Chambers plan “Milky Way”, Shooting attack on Irishmen in Conisborough, Denaby & Cadeby admitted to the Yorkshire Council

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November & December 1910

1910 – December

Full review of the Eltsac Sweet production, plate layer killed by full wagons, Railway development at Parks, Industrial school arrears, ex soldier afraid of wife, rough & tumble at Railway Station, prison for poachers, miner strikes corporal with lamp, match behind ear

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1910 – November

Laudanum poisoning sensation, pugilist falls from train, village mourns death of Mrs Chambers, 250,000 tons of coal for Cunard, Terriers child neglect, woman with black eyes and teeth bashed out and more kicks than kisses on honeymoon, Denaby & Cadeby celebrate winning Mexborough League & Whitworth Cup

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November & December 1900

1900 – November

New Coop for Conisbrough, Councillors protesting  over abusive language at meetings, Orchestral Society’s successful concert, Fullerton’s history, Beer Victims, cases of desertion, giving false names and unruly miner, Miners fighting draws crowd

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1900 – December

Letter from the Boer War, work beginning of New Cooperative, heated discussion at council over New School , Testimonial to father Kavanagh , Courts hear more cases of persistent cruelty & wife maintenance, the theft of a purse & refusing to quit  “Drum”  dismissed

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November & December 1890

1890 – November

Weather chaos with Dense fog causes two people drowned close to each other, mail cart problems after heavy snow, brook is ‘dangerous place’, vaccination dispute continues, sale of slaughter house at bottom of hill, brass band concert, 14-year-olds fined with hard Labour as default

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1890 – December

Flameless explosives apply for a licence, mining students visit sinking operations, burial Board refuse press, Station Road Cimmerian with lack of gaslights, Staffordshire man and Irishman in prize fights, Boys fined for mine offences

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