Conisborough Notes – Fire Brigade Demo – WMC New Steward – Viaduct Progress

August 1906

Mexborough and Swinton Times August 18, 1906

Conisborough Notes

Fire Brigade Demonstration

The Conisborough Five Brigade took part in the great demonstration of Yorkshire Fire Brigade, which was held on Saturday last at Harrogate. There were numerous competitors for the prizes and medals offered in the various events, and although our local brigade occupied an honourable position amongst the competing teams, they did not successfully carry out any of the honours. Capt Jones was in charge, and the men turned out trim and smart in appearance, and did their work in first-class style.

New Steward

The position of steward at the Working Men’s Club, which has been rendered vacant by the resignation of Mr John Day, has been keenly competed for, there being over 180 applicants. At a meeting of the committee recently held these were reduced to 4, and the final choice to be made this week – probably on Saturday evening. Mr John Day has taken the “Plough Inn,” Micklebring, lately in the occupation of Mrs Marshall.

Another Conisborough young man has gone into the licence victualling business. I refer to Mr H Crowcroft, one of the sons of Mrs Crowcroft, of the “Three Horse Shoes Inn,” Conisborough. Mr Crowcroft just taken the “Red Lion Inn, at Braithwell.

Viaduct Making Decided Progress

Construction of the viaduct over the River John in the Conisborough Cliffs makes very decided progress, and attract the notice of a great number of people. The cutting across the Doncaster Road is nearing completion, and that portion of the highway will in all probability be restored to its usual condition before the heavy race traffic is here.