Conisborough Castle Fishing Club (video)

September 1898

Mexborough and Swinton Times September 9, 1898

Conisborough Castle Fishing Club

The annual supper of this club took place last Saturday at the clubhouse, the Red Lion, when nearly all the members, which number 61, sat down to a sumptuous repast.

After the cloth had been removed, the company reassembled and a grand evening was spent. Mr J Barrow was elected vice-chairman. Afterwards the auditors gave a satisfactory account of the club’s progress, which was carried unanimously.

Much credit is due to the secretary (Mr R.Rogers), who was re-elected for the next year. The committee was then elected as follows including the chairman (Mr T Purdy): J T Hinchcliffe, S Hinchcliffe, G Brook, G Curtis, J Kelly, R Purdy and R Guest.

The toast of “Success to the Conisborough Castle Fishing Club,” was given by the retiring chairman (Mr G Brook).

The first song of the evening, “Knocked him in the old Kent Road,” was given by Mr T Nesbitt.

A vote of thanks to Mrs Nicholson brothers and Kilner Bros for their kind support towards the club.

Mr E Goddard sang “Come home to thy father and mother,” and Mr JT Hinchcliffe sang “The Old Veteran.”

Mr J Barrow give a brief illustration of the case regarding the treatment of the fishing clubs outside Sheffield, and it was agreed that Mr J Kelly assist him to try to carry out their wishes and desires of the club.

Mr J Lowe sang, “Keep your temper, Johnny.”

The Toast of “The Host and Hostess (Mr and Mrs Nesbitt) was given with musical honours. Mr W Thompson (Sheffield), giving a very elaborate address, eulogising the treatment with his club had received at their house. Mr and Mrs Nesbitt briefly responded.

Mr Mosby officiated at the piano, and sang “Staring me in the face.”

Others followed, and a most enjoyable evening terminated.

The club commences again on the first Saturday in the New Year

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