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)

80 more Articles added in May
18,527 Articles now on the Conisbrough & Denaby Site !
8,465 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

Many Thanks to Brian Seddons, for his help with the website. His father’s family mainly lived in Park Road. His wife’s Father’s family (Haw) and his wife’s  Mother’s family (Darley) also lived in the Conisbrough area

Added in May:

Airman – Sellars, Lesley – Missing – Killed

1902 Dec Denaby and Cadeby Strike – Treachery
1902 Dec Denaby and Cadeby Strike – Conference of Masters and Men – Settlement Still To Be Made
1902 Dec Denaby and Cadeby Strike – Question Of Strike Pay
1902 Dec Resultant on The Strike – Damages Obtained From More Miners.
1902 Dec A Day in Destitute Denaby – An Army of Beggars – The Stopping of Union Pay.
1902 Dec Marconigrams – December 12th, 1902
1902 Dec A Drunken Assault.
1902 Dec Drunk & Disorderly & Obscene Language
1902 Dec Denaby Utd – Hinckley 1 Denaby 2
1912 Sep The Late Mr Eli Croxall – Story of his Career
1912 Sep The Late Mr S Ellis
1912 Sep Closing Burial Scenes – Impressive Memorial Service
1912 Sep Cadeby Disaster – Widows’ Pathetic Disclosure at Inquest – A Painful Incident.
1912 Sep Marconigrams – September 28th, 1912
1912 Sep Starting Early
1912 Sep No Dog Licence at Conisborough
1912 Sep Drunk and Disorderlies
1912 Sep Damage to Trees
1912 Sep The Drink and Theft
1912 Sep Denaby Utd – Castleford  3   Denaby  0 – Castleford’s First Home Victory.
1912 Sep Denaby Utd – Doncaster Rovers  2  Denaby 0 – Doncaster’s Third Success.
1912 Sep Denaby Utd – Rotherham Town 2 Denaby 1
1912 Sep Denaby Utd – Denaby 2  Castleford Town  1 – Denaby on the Up-grade.
1912 Sep Denaby Utd – Denaby 2  Castleford Town 1 – Enthusiasm at Denaby
1912 Oct Marconigrams – October 26th, 1912
1912 Oct Marconigrams – October 19th, 1912
1912 Oct Unhappy Home – Glassblower Sent To Prison – Shocking Story
1912 Oct Court Briefs
1912 Oct Denaby Main and Conisborough School Irregulars
1912 Oct Denaby Utd – Leeds City Reserve  3  Denaby 0 – Denaby Disappointing
1912 Nov Denaby Utd – Denaby  0  Chesterfield Res  3 – Champions Successful.
1912 Dec The Cadeby Disaster – End of the Inquiry – Cusworth’s Pocketbook
1912 Dec The Cadeby Disaster – End of the Inquiry – Inspectors Important Conclusions
1912 Dec Marconigrams – December 07th, 1912
1912 Dec Conisbrough Pit Corporal’s Claim
1912 Dec Mexborough Mothers Claim
1912 Dec Conisbrough Errand Boy – An Interesting Case
1912 Dec Denaby Utd – Sheffield Wednesday Reserve 2 Denaby 2 – Denaby’s Gallant Effort
1922 Dec 1922 Obituaries
1922 Dec Trade Review – Don and Dearne Valley.
1922 Dec Marconigrams – December 16th, 1922
1922 Dec Marconigrams – December 23rd, 1922
1922 Dec Marconigrams – December 09th, 1922
1922 Dec A Wife’s Hard Lot
1922 Dec Summons Dismissed
1922 Dec A Poker Attack
1933 Jan Accident at Cadeby
1933 Jan Death from Scratch – Wound Inflamed by Water
1933 Jan ‘Flu Epidemic in Denaby
1933 Jan ‘Flu Epidemic in Conisboro’
1933 Jan Marconigrams – January 20th, 1933
1933 Jan Denaby United 10, Wombwell 2 – A Disastrous Day – For Wombwell !
1934 Feb “Faulty” Roof – Fatal Fall at Cadeby Main – Denaby Man Killed
1934 Feb Miners’ Coal – Success of Denaby Carting Scheme – Reduced Charges
1934 Feb Cadeby Dispute – Court Sequel To Lightning Strike – 257 Workmen Prosecuted
1934 Feb Marconigrams – February 23rd, 1934
1934 Feb Court Briefs
1934 Feb Denaby Utd – Denaby 0 – Hull City Reserves 5 – Out of Gear Through Injuries
1943 Jan Reaching For Christmas Toy – Conisbrough Charles Fatal Scalds
1943 Jan Diary of 1942 – Some Memorable Events
1943 Jan Airman – Sellars, Lesley – Missing – Killed
1943 Jan Soldier – Marshall, William – In Italian Hands.
1943 Jan Soldier – Tyas, Harry – Birthday’s Abroad (picture)
1952 Jan Flown From Egypt
1952 Jan Wedding – Gill & Noble – Seven Denaby Attendants (picture)
1952 Jan In Darkened Church
1952 Jan Denaby utd – Bradford Reserves  3  Denaby 0 – Denaby Lose Last Match of 1951
1952 Jan Marconigrams – January 05th, 1952
1960 Jul Lorry Runs Backwards For 30 Yards At Conisbro’
1960 Jul Home from Canada (picture)
1960 Jul Examination Honours.
1960 Jul Tailpiece – July 02nd 1960 – 10 Miles to London
1960 Jul Award for Denaby Man – 48 Years’ Service with St John Ambulance Brigade
1960 Jul Teaching Post (picture)
1960 Jul St. John Ambulance Brigade Presentation (picture)
1960 Jul £1,500 Award to Conisbro’ Erector Hit By Girder
1960 Jul Denaby Jewel Thief Crept Through Small Jagged Hole
1960 Jul Home Grown
1960 Jul Don and Dearne Area Youth Athletic Championships (picture)


May & June 1970

1970 – May

Cambodian family, six anniversaries, League referee & Ambulance driver retire, Girls contestants, Top Brass driver, Council Industry, pre-fab Estate, new Chairman, Coal Tips landscaped, Whitsuntide “Sing”, Morley Place visit “Times”, Cricket team declare, Weekend TV, United win Montagu

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1970 – June

Luxury Hotel for 50p a week, 14 weddings,Tom Hill & Place Youth Club girl’s, Youth project Medieval Pageant, Ventriloquist at Methodist Church, Sister on a Pilgrimage through Children & Staff, Election Fever, Conisbrough Hospital Garden Party, detached house for £3,300, Apprtectice in mines at 15

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July & August 1960

1960 – July

Rescues from collapsed “Den”& Don, Naturalist eats Duke’s lunch, Beachholme awards, Woman J.P., Council to build 100 houses, Youths to write War’s history, Denaby Baths popular, Father’s Day gimmick, Rabbits eating 100 cabbages nightly, Ivanhoe & St Albans School sports, Summer fair

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1960 – August

Tanker runs into house, Golden and Silver Wedding celebrations, Family moving to Singapore, NCB advertising for jobs, Castle Moat to be refilled, Baby show at St Andrew’s, Cowboy BBQ, Crag’s Vandalism, Swimming Gala at Baths, Newcomers report for Training, Archers v Darts

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November & December 1951

1951 – November

Soldiers at Remembrance, breeding stable in Germany, latest Aircraft Carrier, reduced coal output, Council’s lower rents, Denaby Baths, return of Tories, Fireman’s helmets, Ambulance waiting times, Ancient year book, Marconigrams & Tailpieces, Cigarettes Haul, United’s mixed results

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1951 – December

Fatal cyclist accident, inquest on El Alamein Hero, bullet wound invalid, falling stone kills Miner, increased output, Officials dinner, 30 men depend on each miner, Yorkshire Miner’s president, Council reject cycle trial, Housing allocation, electric street lighting, Marconigram’s & Tailpieces

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November & December 1942

1942 – November

Golden Wedding, new stationmaster, housing post-war, Conanby Miner Killed, Torpedo Boat, New bus stand opposite Star, school crops, reverie, prisoner of war, missing, wounded four times, editorial reveals African success, Editorial reveals Rommel routed and Hitler crumbling

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December 1942

1942 – December

Major road crash, watchman dies, immunisation concern, scarlet fever and diphtheria still prevalent, fined for wasting bread, Editorial reveals blows struck to Nazis in Russia, and progress in Far East, United’s heavy defeat by Wednesday reserves and win at South Kirkby

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November & December 1932

1932 – November

Co-op decline Freehold of premises, M.D. explains Coal quota system & export trade, UDC debate folding chairs, Baths use, “Boots for Bairns”, boxing tournament& games night for unemployed, Armistice service, Headmistress’s farewell, F.A. Cup 1st Round with trip to Carlisle United for United

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1932 – December

1932- October

Miner dies after fall of coal, grim discovery on railway, major events & obituaries , fines with motor cycle offences, claim for motor cycle damages dismissed, Santa at welfare for local unemployed children, United’s good fight at Carlisle, Mexborough derbies shares success

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July & August 1922

1922 – July

Appalling housing conditions in Conisborough, Asiatic Russia, Cadeby anniversary of disaster 10 years before, Chief Engineer passes away, story of the lost violin. Denaby Catholics history of the Norman Church, garden fete in Castle Grounds, United reducing admission prices.

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August 1922

1922 – August

Glorious day for Hospital Sunday, Ladies singles winner, Miner’s Welfare for Denaby, Floods in Conisborough, Bank Holiday Washout, Diamond Wedding by couple in “The Hut”, story of “Minnymore” thefts, street betting, wholedale thefts & damaging underwood at the courts, United’s prospects

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May & June 1912

1912 – May

Station Road widening, woman on bike lost control with cattle, convicted man retuns and faces ostracism, mining offences, drunkenness, Blow with safety lamp, sleeping out, boys who threw stones at gas lamps, making firewood from a fence, United to have ground next to cricket field

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1912 – June

Schoolgirl’s attendance record, Railway over viaduct, King to visit Castle. house struck by lightning, pillar box, public baths, Cricket Field fencing, purchase of Destructor, Catholic children at Red House, Parish children at Sprotbrough, violence, mining offences, desertion

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September & October 1902

1902 -September

Denaby man fell into quarry, Bag dirt strike continues, letter from WH Chambers, more miners summoned, another meeting. Camp life at Cliffs, School Board , bookmaker in prison, married women squabble, broken windows at black sheep’s house, coal & fruit thefts, drunks, animal cruelty, United beat Barnsley reserves

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1902 – October

Horse bolted along the railway, sad case of destitution, the Bag dirt strike enters the fifth month, Parish Council debate blasting at cemetery, Fire Brigade uniforms and rate collector’s salary, more miners summoned, Collector in trouble, extensive thefts, obscene language & fighting, United recruit Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper.

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July & August 1892

1892 – September

Cadeby pit gaining momentum, new Junction line & cemetery, ratepayers demands better gas lighting, sacred concert at Denaby Main, Court hears another strange story, drunkenness, breaches of Mining Rules, cases of stolen clothing & watches

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1892 – October

A filler meets his death at Denaby Main Colliery, serious floods in the Don and Dearne valleys, brutal assault on a wife, Street scene on Conisbrough Common, warrant is issued for traction engine driver, Altercation over dirty dog, damage caused by a ferret, amusing claim over table given as wedding present

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