Church of England Temperance Trip

August 1879

Mexborough and Swinton Times, August 22.

Church of England Temperance Trip.

On Wednesday morning last, in the midst of drizzling rain, 137 members of the Conisborough Church of England Temperance Society started on their annual trip.

They were conveyed by the 8.07 ordinary train to Doncaster, and there joined a party from the Doncaster Society, and went by Great Northern Railway to Skegness on the Lincolnshire coast, which place they reached at 11:45 AM

the weather was fine, and all spent a most happy day, thoroughly enjoying the sea air, bathing, boating etc

Tea was provided for the whole party by Mr Henry Oliver, of Doncaster and Skegness, who made very comfortable arrangements for the tea in his spacious Pavilion

The return journey, commenced at 7.30 p.m. and the Conisborough contingent arrived home by the ordinary train leaving Doncaster at 11 p.m.

Great praise is due to Mr Ratchelous, the stationmaster at Doncaster for the tension and courtesy which he shewed in the train arrangements.

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