1873 – Opening of Workman’s Institute at Denaby Main


October 16th Sheffield Telegraph

Opening of a Workman’s Institute at Denaby Main.

On Tuesday afternoon, a reading room and workmen’s Institute was opened in connection with the Denaby Main Colliery.

A public tea meeting was held in celebration of the event, when upwards of 500 people sat down.  This was followed by entertainment in the Colliery schoolroom, which was crowded to excess.

Mr Richard Pope, one of the proprietors, occupied the chair, and was succeeded by the Rev H. Ellershaw, vicar of Mexborough.

Short addresses were delivered at intervals by the Reverent, J Calvin, Mexborough, and others.

The total proceeds of the tea etc amounted to upwards of £25.