Marconigrams – May 22nd 1931

May 1931

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 22 May 1931


The “Times” office will close on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday for the Whitsuntide holidays.

Mexborough D.D.C. are considering the possibilities of slum clearance.

The Wath Hospital Sunday demonstration had again to transferred indoors.

A new playground for the children of Thurnscoe East will be officially opened on Tuesday.

The Mexborough Public Library was opened on May 21st, 1906—twenty-five years ago yesterday.

The Ministry of Labour Report for 1930 shows that year to be the worst for unemployment since 1926.

The Thurnscoe Male Voice Choir are considering to organise a musical competition festival to be held at Thurnscoe.

Mexborough U.D.C. have appointed a special sub-committee to draw up a revised scheme for the provision of public baths.

Mr. Benjamin Wortley, of Doncaster, who built a great many houses in the Doncaster and Mexborough districts, died last week, aged 81.

The Rev. P. Briggs, formerly vicar of Mexborough, was on Wednesday inducted to the vicariate of St. James, Worsborough Bridge.

The Mexborough Football Club are seeking the co-operation of the Chamber of Trade to keep Midland League football going in the town.

A by-election is necessary in the Conisbrough division for a county councillor, owing to the sentencing of Arthur Roberts on larceny and forgery charges.