Conisborough Notes – Captain Allport – Boots for Bairns – Jubilee Tea

May 1935

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 10 1935

Conisborough Notes

Captain Allport
A former Conisborough man is taking a prominent part in the social and public life of Woodhall Spa. He is captain C. C. Allport, a son of the late Mr Allport and Mrs. C. H. Allport, of Conisborough. Old Conisborough residents will remember him there as Noel Allport, who played an important part in the formation of the old Conisborough aeroplane society, and the arrangements to celebrate the coronation 25 years ago.

On the Saturday prior to Jubilee day, Capt Allport as chairman of the Woodhall Spa Urban District Council had the honour of presenting an address of welcome to hate. H.R.H. Princess Mary Louise on the occasion of the opening of the Jubilee Park and the laying of the foundation stone of the new spa baths.

Capt Allport is now serving his second term as chairman of the council. He is also churchwarden at Woodhall spa parish church

Boots for Bairns
the council’s appeal for £250 to provide boots for necessitous children is assured of success. In fact it is confidently anticipated that this figure aimed at will be exceeded. Already £229 14s. 6d. is in hand, and another £30 has been promised.

Jubilee Tea
In Prior Road Square on Saturday 70 children of residents were entertained to an open air tea, the youngsters coming in from the square and a few from Daylands Avenue. The boys and girls took their jubilee mugs. Residents and friends provided the tea and each child received an orange and a shared in a stone of sweets given by Mr and Mrs C.E.Webster. The adults afterwards held a tea and then sports and games followed, the National Anthem concluding the festivities.