Conisbrough News – Gave Lift, Crashed – Concert – Mishap

June 1955

South Yorkshire Times, June 11th, 1955.

Gave Lift, Crashed.
A lorry driver who gave a policeman a lift at Conisbrough collided with a car further on and was charged with driving without due care and attention. At Doncaster West Riding Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday the driver, Albert Edward Atkinson (55), of Church Street, Conisbrough, pleaded ‘Guilty’ and was fined £5. Atkinson said he did not see the car because of the sun glare on the windscreen.

A concert is being held in the Castle Club this evening (Friday), organised by Mr. Colin Edwardes, of Rotherham, of the Sheffield District branch of the infantile Paralysis Fellowship in aid of funds for this fellowship, which provide people affected by polio with some of the small luxuries of life.

There was an accident at 8 a.m. on Tuesday on the Doncaster – Sheffield road near the junction of Ellershaw Road, when a lorry driven by Hugh W. Owens, of Liverpool, was in collision with a lorry driven by Brian N. Mitchell, of Edenthorpe, Doncaster. There was slight damage to both vehicles, but there were no personal injuries.