Army Manoeuvres at Denaby

August 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times August 10, 1907

Army Manoeuvres at Denaby

While the people of Denaby were fast asleep in their beds on Tuesday night, the village was besieged by an army of 1500 soldiers, and many were the exclamations of surprise that way evinced by the work men on Wednesday morning, when the second column of about 700 rank and file marched over the colliery bridge to attack the other part of the enemy, who during the night had taken possession of the peaceful little village of Cadeby.

The proceedings were instituted by the officers of the York and Lancaster Regiment, who are stationed at Doncaster, and it was purposed to attack a party who were holding the village of Cadeby.

The whole army moved into Denaby about 9.30 p.m. on Tuesday night. Half of them on the crags, and the other half proceeding on the hills around Cadeby.