Marconigrams – January 21st, 1912

January 1922

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 21 January 1922


Local doctors report a sudden return of the influenza trouble.

Conisbrough Council invited tenders for the erection of 32 new houses.

Each other regarding wages at the Mitchell Main Colliery has been settled.

The Wath Choral Society are preparing to perform Sterndale Bennetts “May Queen”

The Denaby Main Cricket Club are open that their ball next Friday evening will be a big success.

A considerable amount of education grant is been lost at Swinton for lack of a school attendance officer.

In future County Minor scholarships examinations in the West Riding are to be proceeded by eliminating tests in the schools.

The annual meeting of the Mexboro’ Cricket and Athletic Club Hill be held next Wednesday evening at the Commercial Hotel, Mexboro’.

Eighteen years ago on Thursday, a serious fire broke out at Wath Main Colliery while 630 men were underground. All the men were got out safely.

Conisborough Church bells are too noisy for many who live nearby, and felt shutters are to be fitted to the belfry windows to abate the alleged nuisance.

Dr Hutchinson , Vicar of Swinton, has now been joined by his wife, who arrived from Australia last Friday, almost recovered from a long and trying illness

Sir Henry Hadow Vice Chancellor of the Sheffield University, will lecture at the Public Hall, Mexborough, tonight (Friday), at 7.30, on “The Study of Shakespeare.”

There are schemes out for  the erection of a new cinema at Mexboro’ and one at Swinton. For the Swinton venture the public are asked to subscribe a capital of £12,000.

According to the “Labour Gazette,” the cost of living and stood on January 1 at 92% above the average ruling in July, 1914, as compared with 165% on January 1, 1921

Owing to the snowstorm the ‘buses which ply between Barnsley and Doncaster were unable to run. The Rotherham and Mexborough trams did exceedingly well, and maintained their service.

The Mining Association of Great Britain, representing the coal owners, have refused to operate Part II. of the Mining Industry, 1920 and have communicated their decision to the Under-Secretary for Mines.

Part II. of the Mining Industry Act provides for a comprehensive system of pit committees to deal with welfare work for colliery workers.

Mr Herbert Smith has been asked to continue to act as President of the Miners’ Federation, pending a permanent appointment. It is probable that he will be invited to accept it as ap-time office.

An inquest verdict of “Wilful Murder’ was returned yesterday again George Harry Robinson of Crossgate, Mexboro’, in connection with the tragic death of his wife Edith Alexandra Robinson, on January 6.