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)

133 more Articles added in July
17,106 Articles now on the Conisbrough & Denaby Site !
7,777 pictures !

This is a 10-year project to create a detailed history of Conisbrough and Denaby, covering over 100 years. We are adding articles from the census years of 1892 to 1922 and  years 1932, 1942 and 1952. We are also inputting information from 1960 and 1970

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

March & April 1970

1970 – March

Accountant granted freedom of City of London, Royal Humane awards to Denaby boys, Denaby Main Colliery tip, goods train derailed, Parliamentaryr Under Secretary visits, Cricket Club reach centenary year, house prices & Denaby beat Mexborough in League Cup

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1970 – April

Flood havoc, model signs with agency, tickets for Mexico World Cup, newspaper boy wins “Star” Title, Changing face of Conisbrough and Denaby, 3 course meal at the Red Lion for 6/6 (33p!), Cadeby apprentices awards, crossing gates to be scrapped, United reach Challenge & Montagu cups finals

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May & June 1960

1960 – May

Diamond wedding, Minneymoor schoolgirl knocked down & killed, Council debate zebra crossing , XL Crisps’ new machine, St John’s parade, Earth tremor rattles houses, Crags soap box Derby, Whit walk trophy, Whitsuntide parade, Tommy Joyce’s success, Barry Breedon’s wins

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1960 – June

Teenager Gloucester champion, miners tribute to Paddy driver, Mining Supplies for factory site, UDC in National Association, vicar on teenage hooliganism, Presentation to Institute Hon Sec., Northcliffe’s 1st musical production, “Rocks” to be removed, Breedon makes Ivanhoe famous

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July & August 1951

1951 – July

Golden wedding, well- known sportsman passes away, Fishing hazards & Ferry charges, concert at Tom Hill, Baths Bank Holiday, Infants School model, Art from Rossington Street, Cadet presented to Princess, Woman’s cycle Champion, escape through plate glass window

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1951 – August

Canal rescue, ballet dancer on American tour, award for railway porter, German youth party visits Tom Hill, 80 mph chase after bus driver, glimpse behind Iron Curtain, “Times” ‘Tailpieces’, 4000 from local clubs on trains to Cleethorpes, 2,400 watch thrilling draw with Rovers

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January & February 1942

1942 – Januaryr

Conisbrough vicar passed away, PC leaves after 10 years, Christmas weddings, Wesley Church Nativity, Fullerton Christmas Party, diary of main events in 1941, Editorial has Japanese advances and Churchill’s visit to America, domestic razor trouble, sugar weight case dismissed

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February 1942

1942 – February

Child dies after asking to come home alone, Miners in court for absenteeism, Denaby quiet place without smoke says Buttons in Panto, Soldiers on duty in Middle East, 21 year old pilot dies, sisters in A.T.S., men in German stalag, Editorial tells of fall of Singapore and Russian victory

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January & February 1932

1932 – January

1931 “Casualty List” & local events, King’s medal holder dies at Bramall Lane, Neighbours backyard squabble, Brothers damaging turnips, pit hands for riding bicycles on rec ground, stealing brass fittings, birch for young thieves, United ‘doubled’ by Mexborough & winless

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1932 – February

1932- February

Cadeby Pithead baths opened, miner killed by “funny roof”, Collieries Agent, Home Coal Committee, Bishop opens Parish Hall, Churches Annual reports, Houses & Lamps reviewed, “Shop Stealing Society”, Denaby & Cadeby overdraft, United beat York City Reserves 7 – 2 !

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January & February 1922

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“Gob” fires, Council debates “that German Gun”, glass workers distress , Buster Keaton at Palace, Denaby Main Institute, planned Level Crossing bridge, Denaby War Memorial, Conisboro’ bigger than Mexboro’ pit hands prosecuted for stealing fruit & bread, United’ victory over Wednesday reserves

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February 1922

1922 – February

Council debates milk & “Beautiful” Sewage, North West Pillar Cricket ball record success Arthur Roberts elected to West Riding, Major scandal when former curate commits suicide with a woman in a Nottingham hotel, Fullerton Hospital flourishing despite bad times, United’s February slump

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March & April 1912

1912 – March

First National Coal strike, after ballot at all collieries, 750,000 miners downed tools, Local firms closures, 8,000 riot at Cadeby & police react with baton charges, Lock keeper & “deceased friend”, refusing to quit, pit pony offences , begging & fights, United’s first win since Christmas, and still bottom of Midland League

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1912 – April

Great strike ends, Titanic hits iceberg with 1,500 dead, Barnsley win Engish Cup at Bramall Lane, 7 year old dead in bed, Mrs Kilner dies, Conisborough Scavenging, Reigate colliery lecture, Denaby lad breaks barracks twice, drunks, Coal stealers & Tree damage, Thousands at Castle at Easter, United’s 3 victories

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January & February 1902

1902 – January

Child burnt to death, drayman killed, employees social event, presentation from barmen, Explosives to excavate graves, domestic disagreement, Colliery prosecution, glassworker sues colliery driver, Miner steals gold scarf pin , “Little Tim’s”manslaughter, unlawful wife wounding, United Montagu cup favourites

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1902 – February

Boer War letters, Co-operative dividend 12 ½ %, Miner’s  with severe head wound & dislocated thigh, usual drunk and disorderly and colliery prosecutions, non-paying travellers, children missing school, two men are jailed and the wife of one fined, jewellery stolen by 14 year old servant

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March & April 1892

1892 – March

Week strike looming, dangerous, Denaby roads with construction of houses, Conisborough vicar leaving, Preparation for Good Friday, breach of rules, cruelty to a pony, pit stopped for a lark, boy steals coal, locked up, fined 20 shillings, & liable to imprisonment, Conisborough F.C. disciplined & banned for 12 months

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1892 – April

Local Government, Burial Board, changes in townships, Station Inn extension for theatregoers denied, young boy summoned for using pick to dig coal from under railway sleepers, ‘Salty’ Thompson & Eagle and Child landlord case dismissed, more cases of assault, fighting, drunk & disorderly

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