Conisbrough Notes – Eagle & Child Singers – Sunday School Festivals – Vicar’s Injury

June 1898

South Yorkshire Times June 10, 1898

Conisbrough Notes

Eagle & Child Singers

I hear Mr Midgley’s idea of employing one or two professional singers every week for his concert room at the Eagle and Child Inn is a great success. I am told that extensive alterations will soon be made at this house concert room is to be considerably enlarged, and a proper stage erected. What is now known as the “Plush” room will, I hear, be turned into a large bar.

I see it reported that the Archbishop of York has granted from the money left by the late Mr Marriott, a sum of £1500 to Denaby Church. If I’m not mistaken this is not the first some Denaby Main has received, so that I should imagine that before long, we shall see signs of the long talked of new church being built.

Sunday School Festivals

During the last few weeks who had three Sunday school festivals in Conisbrough. The amounts collected at these places are as follows;

The Wesleyan is about £25

The Primitive Methodist nearly £4 and the Parish Church nearly £4

My reason for mentioning this is to point out to Church people of the great difference between their amount and that of the Wesleyans. Just fancy £4 against 25!

Vicar’s Accident

I see by our parish magazine that owing to a bicycle accident and vicar Stacey sorry has been unable to assist the Conisborough Cricket Club in the League matches. I sincerely hope Mr Strawbridge will soon be completely cured, as our cricket club undoubtedly want someone to help them win matches. What do you think?