Conisborough Notes – First Peal – Footpath – Druids- Mornington Wing – Recruiting

April 1915

Mexborough & Swinton Times, April 3rd 1915

Conisborough Notes and News

The Local bellringers will ring their first Sunday peal on Easter Day, April 4.

Two local ratepayers had been making enquiries regarding the public right-of-way along the footpath leading from Park’s farm to Clifton. They have received in affirmative reply from the most reliable source, and are hopeful that the parish council will assert the claim of the public to use the path

Mr. Dennis Gleadall is to be presented with an emblem for services rendered to the Conisborough Castle Lodge of the Independent Order of Druid at the Eagle and Child Hotel on Saturday evening next.

Mr. George Downing, formerly of Conisborough, has become the landlord of the 3Goldthorpe hotel.

Mornington Wing has already won a number of races on the flat and Conisborough sportsman have a keen interest in the young jockey, and are proud, to hear of his success.

Recruiting at the local headquarters, Brook Square has revived during the past three weeks. Each week there has been a steady increase, and enlistments from Conisborough today are approaching 800. Last Monday eight recruits enlisted and were sent on to Pontefract.

Mr. Harold. Brocklesby, youngest son of Mr. John Brocklesby, J. P. Brook Square, has received his commission as second lieutenant. South Staffordshire Regiment, and will shortly leave Conisborough for Jersey. He was previously a student at Sheffield University. His elder brother, Philip, has joined the York and Lancaster 9th Battalion, and is at present stationed at Shorncliffe.

Mr and Mrs Burton will commence a new duties as caretakers of the Station Road schools on Thursday, April 1.

A number of generous efforts to raise funds on behalf of local charities and the Royal Red Cross Society as shortly to take place in Conisborough. Conisborough at Doncaster on Tuesday,