Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 13 February 1890
Charity Concert at Conisborough.
On Tuesday a grand concert in aid of the Mexborough Montagu Cottage Hospital took place in the Board School, Conisborough, under distinguished patronage.
Among those present were Mr. F. N. and Mrs. Wardell (Wath), Mrs. Simpson, Miss Simpson, Miss Oldfield, Mr. H. Simpson, Mr. E. Wood, Mr. G. T. Nicholson and Mrs. Nicholson, Mr. Charles Nicholson, Major Johnson, J.P., and Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Godfrey Walker, J.P.. Dr. Hills and Mrs. Hills, Mr. J. D. Blyth, Mr. W. H. Chambers and Mrs. Chambers, Mr. J. E. Drabble and Mrs. Drabble, Mr. F. Middleton and Mrs. Middle ton, Mr. G. M, Coates, etc., etc.
The following artists took part in th’e programme;— Soprano, Miss Sylvia Wardell; contralto, Mrs. F. Mr. J. E. Drabble Mr. T. Boyes (Doncaster), Mr. Roper (Doncaster), Mr. J. Dawson (cornetist, Mexborough); Mr. Soar (violinist, Denaby), Miss Smith (elocutionist, Doncaster).
The accompaniments were sustained by Mr. G. M. Coates and Mr. J. Beardsley (Denaby). The Conisborough United Brass band gave a selection. The large room was filled to overflowing, and the concert was the most successful ever held in the village.
Miss Wardell was cordially received, and in both her songs, “When the heart is young” and the “Venetian song,” was encored.
Mr. Drabble was also encored in “Love’s Request.” Mrs. and Mr. Drabble were recalled for their duet “Home to our mountains.” Mr. Soar’s violin solos were suitably acknowledged. It is expected that goodly sum will be handed over to the charity.