£6000 Shower of Gifts on Pit Villages

April 1937

Sheffield Independent April 22, 1937

£6000 Shower of Gifts on Pit Villages

Generous gifts to commemorate the Coronation are to be made by the Amalgamated Denaby Collieries to the inhabitants of district served by their pits, Denaby and Cadeby, Rossington, Maltby and Dinnington.

It is estimated that about 12,000 miners, men and boys, will benefit, and that the gifts will amount in value to about £6000.

Maj JH Lesley and captain L C Hodges, on behalf of the directors, met representatives of the men employed at the pics yesterday, and informed them that the directors had decided to give:

£200 in cash in respect of the Denaby and Cadeby pits towards the local Coronation celebrations, and

£100 each in respect of the Maltby, Rossington and Dinnington pits for the same purposes.

The money is to be spent in a manner to be agreed between the agents of the collieries and the local Coronation cup festivities Committees.

£1000 for hospital

the directors and also decided in respect of the Denaby and Cadeby Collieries, to give £1000 to Fullerton hospital to be devoted as thought fit by the Hospital Board to improved accommodation.

In respect to Maltby and Rossington Pits, there would be a gift of land in the two villages for recreational purposes and social amenities, Dinnington would receive a give which would be a great general benefit to the mining community.

Cash gifts of 5s and 2s 6d respectively will be made to every man and boy employed in the group of colours, and all old-age pensioners will receive five shillings each.

Mr BH Pickering, agent of the Denaby and Cadeby Collieries, told the ” Independent” last night that cash gifts will be paid during Coronation week, and a special payday would probably held for the occasion.

Councils thanks

The Colliery Company have already given generous support to Fullerton Hospital, Denaby, and only a few months ago made a donation of £1000 in connection with the Coronation Year Appeal Fund.

Mr JI Webster said that very often the Colliery Company were the subject of “grousing” at the council meeting, but it was evident that the company had a real feeling for the people of the area.