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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)

49 more Articles added in October
18,221 Articles now on the Conisbrough & Denaby Site !
8,320 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

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I have been sent a poem and asked if anyone has any information about it. If you have please let me know on the above phone number or email address below.

It is reminiscent of pub crawls  I’ve been on in my younger days !

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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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 at Station Hotel

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September & October 1951

1951 – September

Shortage of Dustbins, Lorry turned over, Soldier in Korean P.O.W. camp, Holme Moss transmitter, Bridge repairs Traffic disruption, St John’s parade, Meals on Wheels service, Coal Deliveries, Firemen, Allotments, Parish Church “Men’s Effort” , Bank Manager burgled, Youth Club hosts Bradford P.A.

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1951 – October

Diamond Wedding, Guardsman dash to Father’s bedside, bridge over the River Don, Candidates for election, Legion Annual Dinner, Ghosts on TV, Lightning strikes Cadeby Church, Jubilee at Station Road, Harvest Festival at Balby Street, at Denaby & Cadeby presentations, Conisbrough C.C. receive Cup

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July & August 1942

1942 – July

Child knocked down by a bus, well known Doctor retires, UDC official passes away, Zam Buk advertisement, Pit Lads fined for delay, Wounded Commando, missing from Singapore, more fallen, Saving committee to target Heavy Tanks, Rommel’s African success, Germany’s battle with Russia

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August 1942

1942 – August

Labour stalwart receives armchair and gas engineer barometer, proudest day sees adoption of MTB 215, man prosecuted for measurements of bombs, several men missing or POW’s, Britain taking the Blitz to Germany, Churchill’s successful visit to USA, Duke of Kent dies in flying boat crashes

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September & October 1932

1932 – September

King Edward Medal holder dies, non-explosive humane killer, Black Diamonds in area, Electric Loader demo, Sickle Works thriving, Council debate Unemployed & Park Road, Show produces mighty marrow, Middle School win Gala, lighting at Memorial Park, prison for child neglect

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1932 – October

1932- October

Three year old girl road accident victim, official receives life-saving certificate, trolley bus visit to Conisbrough Castle advertised, Brooke Square re developed, Octogenarian on Chapel Lane, Conisbrough Boundary Scheme, Annual Hospital Sunday spoilt by rowdy children, United’s exciting win

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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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July & August 1902

1902 -July

“Bag Dirt” Strike begins, withdrawal without notice, Mass meetings of Miners, Collection Cards, Chambers interviewed, disputed price list, Marconigrams provide news clips,Two D cases, colliery prosecutions, Assaults and Claim against the Brick Manufacturers

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1902 – August

“Bag Dirt” Strike reaches ninth week, Chambers &Wives meeting, Bread & Soup distributed, new Engine House, Sick & Dividing Societies closed, Soldiers from South Africa, Coronation Day, Miners summoned, police & ‘black legs’ assaults, Mexborough League results

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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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