Mexborough and Swinton Times November 10, 1906
Local Schoolboys Honoured
Two of our local schoolboys were present on Saturday afternoon at the Leeds town Hall to receive West Riding County council minor scholarship certificates from the hands of the right honourable Agustine Birrell, K. C., M. P., the new minister of education.
The two boys are John Henry Rawding and John Irad Webster. The top boy in each of the districts into which the West Riding is divided for the purpose of awarding scholarships was brought before Mr Burrell’s notice. In the Doncaster division, out of the numerous candidates, 26 were selected to receive scholarships, and it is very gratifying to learn that John Henry Rawding occupied the position of top boy. I very heartily congratulate this boy on his position, and both boys on their success, and trust that this, their initial success, will stimulate them to further efforts to mount high the ladder of educational fame.
The Royal Mail S. S. “Authentic,” with a party from Conisborough on board, arrived at Wellington, New Zealand, on Tuesday.
The house-to-house collection in connection with the convalescent homes scheme, took place on Saturday.
In is rumoured that the Sheffield banking company has taken the newly erected premises in Church Street as a branch bank.
Proposed Brass Band.
Conisborough people will be pleaded to hear that a committee has been formed to revive the brass band. Mr G Downing, an old and respected member, has accepted the presidency. It is the intention of the committee to get up some kind of entertainment to procure the necessary funds. It certainly is discreditable to the village to allow its band to fail for the want of support. Anyone desiring to become playing members should apply to Mr C Keys, Doncaster Road, the appointed secretary. It is to be hoped that the project will receive a fair measure of public patronage.