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)

200 more Articles added in October

14,456 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

September & October 1969

1969 – October

Rose for 100 year old, Conisbrough man becomes Bermuda chef, Cadeby strike extends to other collieries and industries, Wig party at Methodist, changing face of Dearne valley, schoolgirl in Canadian TV programme, 100% home record for United, Angler wins major award

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1969 – September

Brand new Denaby Main planned, Alan Sunderland for Wolves, Council petition for support of elderly, New nursery classes, Decimal Currency till at Castle Inn, donkey Derby at Ellershaw, Conisbrough men to join Rally, Cadeby strike

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October & September

1959 – October

Redundancy threat eased, Co-op dinner and dance, Arts and crafts exhibition , Exiting youth Leader, Gladstone Guest joins United, Last supper mural by 14 year old, 12 year old model, Denaby Parish Church Autumn Fayre , Rolling milk bottles down Denaby Street

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1959 – September

Miner dies after three falls of coal, Appeal for Scottish Pit Disaster, Tom Hill Youth leader leaving, Veteran domino players match at Barburgh, Brothers fined after assaulting police, Proliferation of weddings, Reresby Arms Pig legend

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September & October 1950

1950 – September

1950 New haulage & transport system at Cadeby, German Youth at War Memorial committee and German woman rings “invasion” bells, Bomber ace at memorial dinner, Drumhead service at Tickhill Square, Fireman’s golden wedding, Bishop of Oxford visits

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1950 – October

Miner told rescuers to save dying friend , another miner escapes Creswell disaster, only 40 houses for Conisbrough in 1951, isolation Hospital 1/2  empty for two years, Modern school pupils visit “Times” printing Works & Bolton pupils visit Ivanhoe dairy, United back on form

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September & October 1940

1940 – September

“Times” Editorial Updates on State of War tells of;  ‘Old’ destroyers  bought from USA, Luftwaffe repulsed, Civilian bombing; Conisbrough Home Guard against 100 paratroopers, Messages from front, prisoners and casualties, Miner trapped in door, man committed for trial after brawl,

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October 1940

1940 – October

“Times” Editorial indicates Japan joining the axis powers, with Britain alone and USA neutral; more news of local people at the front, including ‘small army’, Missing submarine, and soldiers in Iceland and India, then there’s Wally Ardron who scores 10 goals in two games for United!

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September & October 1930

1930 – September

13 year old boy gallant rescue of 10 year old from drowning , 4 year old knocked down spending 1/2d, Council’s debate missing voucher, agree to 60 steps to be built on hillside, meet unemployed workers, “Lansbury Lino” after Great Storm, ambulance lights go out, Prison for post pilfering

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October 1930

1930 – October

 Young colliery worker carried 3000 yards, 2 miners killed from falls, deputy avoids death, St Alban’s win swimming gala & bravery awards for girls after schoolgirl collapses, Labourer & passenger fined for furious driving, Miner imprisoned for housebreaking, Mexboro’ triumph in English Cup

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September & October 1920

1920 – September

Fall of Stone kills Denaby Main Miner, Eight year old knocked down by vehicle, Peace celebrations at Denaby, WH Chambers in another conflict with council over park and playground, Triple Alliance debating strike action, Conisbrough’s 14 goal defeat

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October 1920

1920 -October

Boys strike almost closes Kilner Brothers , Coal Owners “Datum” proposal rejected, , Drumhead service at Castle, Unprovoked Assault at Red Lion, Denaby woman 54th fine, Month’s hard labour for shop breaking, United heavy defeat by Chesterfield & former Sheffield United player becomes captain

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September & October 1910

1910 – September

Corsets, Hair pomade, Blood purifier, Pit boots, available, Man to emigrate to Canada, railway line, Court Cases see old offender, 15 year old Pit pranks, Paternity Order for footballer, and Colliers stripped to waist, Cricket champions and 8-1 defeat for United

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1910 – October

Overlaying death at Denaby, Man buried at Pit in sight of his brother, Model Aeroplane Society, open-air swimming baths opened with famous swimmer & diver, Meek little woman’s obscene language, Father’s 21 days for failing to maintain children, Horsekeeper practices ju-jitsu on his wife, United man plays through game with broken arm, two “Hat-tricks” in English cup game

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September & October 1900

1900 – September

Miners in court for disobeying Deputy, Liberal candidate’s meeting at Drum, New school Tenders , Policeman saves boy from train, Denaby Church completed, Sawmills owner daughter married, Cricket Club bottom , United’s good start

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1900 – October

Denaby label as “Worse Village in England” still brings disquiet, Centuries of coal to be mined in Yorkshire, battle for Urban Powers renewed at Conisbrough,  Burglary epidemic, with thefts at Co-op, Station Hotel and Silverwood view, Fishing for Trout at Thrybergh Reservoir court case, Tim Roper scored on reappearance for United

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September & October 1890

1890 – September

Doctor Hills resigns after vaccination revelations In House of Commons, decomposing body near to Conisborough Cliffs, Unmuzzled dog bites, Boys telling conundrums, “Rattles” covered with enterprise and cast-iron bridge ready

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1890 – October

Woman’s dress catches fire, octogenarian ex miner fought in India, fossilised palm tree uncovered, lively protests over assistant as new vaccination officer, miners at new Montagu Cottage Hospital, furious fat beast and plate glass window, violent miner and a glass bottle maker catches 25lb of pikes

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