Conisborough Notes – New Pit near Conisborough – Kilner’s Dinner – Romance of Conisborough – Priory Sale

April 1888

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 27, 1888

Notes from Conisborough

There was a good deal of speculation some time ago when it was reported that the Denaby Main Colliery Company were about to sink a shaft close to Conisborough . It was a favourite topic of conversation all over the village, and it has been very much revived this week. It seems that the colliery surveyor had been taking measurements in the neighbourhood of the station, and many people are “certain” that this means a new pit for the company.

Messrs Kilner Brothers, have erected a large warehouse, and to celebrate the event, a dinner was held at the Station Inn a few days ago. The “spread” was in the well-known style of the host and hostess. Songs etc were given by several gentlemen, and a pleasant evening was spent, breaking up at the usual hour.

Another acting the “Romance of Conisborough ” has been played. As all of us know, the faithless swain has been ordered to pay 10 shillings per week to his deserted wife “Serve him right,” many will say, and so say I. What will be the next act of this drama?

On Tuesday, the flowers and plants belonging to Mr Little of the Priory were sold. There was a fair gathering of people in the near neighbourhood, but not many from a distance. Some very cheap bargains were secured.