Company’s Gift to British Legion

March 1946

South Yorkshire Times March 23, 1946

Company’s Gift to British Legion

It was reported at a meeting of the British Legion branch committee at the branch headquarters at Brooke Square, on Sunday, that Amalgamated Denaby Collieries, Ltd., have decided to give a piece of land, 0.658 acres in area, to the Legion in connection with the branch’s War Memorial Scheme for providing a hall, grounds and other amenities on the old Mill Piece which the branch are purchasing from the executors of the late Mr. J. Drabble.

This gift adjoins the old Mill Piece, and Mr. P. Brocklesby, branch secretary, told the ‘South Yorkshire Times’ on Monday that the land would be used in connection with the project to lay on a rifle range and two tennis courts; the land would be useful for providing a butt stop for the range.

The colliery company require the branch to agree not to erect a permanent building on their part of the site, to provide a substantial boundary fence and to retain the footpath at the north end of the area. The committee decided to accept these conditions and also to refer to the national executive body, for confirmation, the appeal they propose to launch shortly for funds for the War Memorial scheme. The committee agreed to the new county reorganisation scheme, whereby Conisbrough as a member of the Don Valley Group will become part of Division 5.

Three honorary serving member were confirmed as members, two applicants were elected as members and a local soldier was elected as a serving member.