Retirement of Head Weighman

February 1955

South Yorkshire Times February 5

Retirement of Head Weighman

last Saturday Mr “Ted” Dale the head weighman at the Pit Bank of Denaby Main Colliery retired from his position after having served 48 years at the local collieries, 22 years at Cadeby colliery and the last 26 years at Denaby colliery.

Mr Dale has been very conscientious and popular with all the men on the Pit Hill and tribute was paid to him by the subscriptions to a testimonial which will be presented later.

In addition to his work at the colliery he has been a devoted member and worker for Conisbrough Methodist Chapel where he holds the position of steward.

He also has done good work for a considerable number of years as Sergeant Secretary of Conisbrough Division of the St John’s Ambulance Brigade which he joined in 1918 and which he holds a long service medal and bar and other distinctions, including coveted Honorary Serving Park Road, Conisbrough, and his brother, Mr Dale lives at “Cartef”.

Colleagues and friends wish him many happy years of retirement.