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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)

132 more Articles added in September

14,256 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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July & August 1950

1950 – July

Tom Hill Youth Club first post-war Yorkshire party to visit Germany, Dutch trio hitch hike to Conisbrough, Sad story of six wild duckling, Cripple miners work in Wakefield Cathedral, Prize baby show, Sampson Stripper at Denaby Main, Bravery award for deputy

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1950 – August

German teenagers Denaby return, long service at Cadeby, WMC’s organise combined Seaside Trip, Vicar criticises “Gothic” nightmare, Dutch visitors arrive, Circus visits , 3000 at Butterbusk Show, Denaby leading tables, United beaten by Scarborough before 2,500 & Ellis takes 8 wickets in day

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July & August 1940

1940 – July

Country prepares for German onslaught “Times provides national bulletin, more stories of lost and missing young men including teenager, food is sensitive issue with Ration book offence, Wesleyan minister leaves for position in Lincolnshire, Church packed for Civic Sunday Parade

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August 1940

1940 – August

Battle of Britain and first year of Armageddon, frantic search for missing four year old, rescue from ‘Accra’, death when Car mistaken for bus, Great War veteran missing, hope of football returning, popular Septuagenarians wed

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July & August 1930

1930 – July

40th Hospital Demonstration with bands and 1000 children, hospital sports at Tickhill Square, Pig Club closed, lifts and cage safety device invention, Red Lion for sale, Drum manager passes away, 3 1/2 mile chase by constable after motorcyclist, centurions at Denaby & Cadeby

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August 1930

1930 – August

Girls rescued at Cayton Bay, Labourer trapped by trucks & killed at Cadeby, Conisbrough UDC , wanton damage to Conisbrough Castle, Court hear cases of cruel conduct to step son, a man’s fatal depression,  wholesale thieving, Denaby’s ‘Bradman’ and a slow break bowler

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July & August 1920

1920 – July

Colliery sue Lady Mabel Smith over Denaby comments to Workers Educational Assocation with full transcript of Court Case, Laurence Calvert receives VC at Buckingham Palace, Great War heroes from Denaby, catholic tributes to father Kavanagh, Cricket week & United’s Annual Meeting

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August 1920

1920 -August

Denaby man drowned at Matlock, heroic miner, Scouts win Nuttall Shield, rain spoils Fete, Standard of life, tar macadam improves Station Road, Gaol for assault cases & domestic servant theft, Derbyshire play Denaby & United’s prospects for season

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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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