South Yorkshire Times February 3, 1945
“Dry” Village to Have Hotel?
A new amenity for Old Denaby
Old Denaby (population approximately 200) whose residents hitherto have had to cross the Don by ferry in order visit a public house held a public meeting on Monday to consider a proposal to provide the village with its first hostelry.
Messrs Whitworth’s (Wath on Dearne) brewery wrote stating their intention to apply to the licensing magistrates at Doncaster, on February 10 for a full licence for a public house they intend to build on the corner of the village green after the war.
Speakers at the meeting, approving the idea, voiced the opinion that it was the first step towards a better welfare and development of the village.
One speaker, however, objected to the creation of a cesspool which it was stated the building would use, there been no sewerage in the village, and it was decided to write the company asking for information on this point. Mr R Dunn (Clerk to Denaby Parish Council) undertook to do this.
Mr A.R.Earnshaw (Chairman of the Parish Council) who presided said that the Vicar of Mexborough at stated that he add no objection to the proposal, but at said that he would like to see a place with a garden built to it, when a man could draw an average beer, and his wife and children a cup of tea.