Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Friday 28 January 1910
Conisborough Parochial Gathering.
The Rev. W. A. Strawbridge, the Vicar of Conisborough, the annual parochial gathering held in the Central Hall last night, gave an excellent report of the year’s working.
He referred the large growth the village, which was now a rapidly moving industrial centre. This growth of the village was responsible for the enlargement of their Sunday School, and that handsome building in which they were assembled was further proof of the progress made. It had cost £962, and that amount they had subscribed a goodly sum. They had raised, during the past year, the largest amount since had been among them, with the exception of the year they held their bazaar.
The total amount. £691, included £428 13s 7d. for the Sunday School extension : collections for church expenses, £81 19s. : extra parochial efforts, £33 1s. 11d.; foreign missions,. £36 5s. 8d.
A musical programme was submitted, the artists including Mr. Albert Fletcher (organist and choirmaster), the choir, Mrs. Burkinshaw, Mr. J. Mellor, Mr. E. Tomlinson and Miss Richardson. Master D. Fowler. Mr. W. Hardgrave, Miss Blackburn, Mr. J. E. Hewitt, Master D. Brown. Mr. S. Winwood and Mr. R. Barstow. About 250 persons sat down to tea.