Conisbrough Notes – Measles, America, Young Couples Problems, Bits & Pieces

May 1907

Mexborough & Swinton Times, May 4, 1907

Conisborough Notes.

The younger element among the children of Conisborough are just now running a very great risk of acquiring that lightly regarded but somewhat serious disorder called measles.

I say lightly regarded with reason, for it will be somewhat of a surprise to many people to learn that the percentage of deaths among those attacked is greater in measles than in scarlet fever.

In the Doncaster rural district area last year there were 32 deaths from measles and only 10 from scarlet fever. The number of cases is not easily ascertained as there is no compulsory notification of measles. The idea of the writer is not to make parents unduly serious, but to point out that if proper care is not taken serious complications may arise which make the disease a very serious one, of course, fatal cases will occur where every possible care and attention is given, but it is never the less a fact that many deaths from this disease take place which could be prevented.

The remains of the late Mrs F. Gardener were laid to rest in the cemetery on Wednesday afternoon. Part of the funeral service was read in the parish church, the officiating minister been the vicar. Mr WM Appleyard was the undertaker. The deceased lady was an old resident of Conisborough

Our cricket club gave a very good account of themselves on Saturday, and managed to finish the match victoriously, though the climatic conditions were anything but of a favourable character. Mr F. Nesbitt had a very fine time with the ball, and should his present form continue Conisborough should have a very interesting season. I wish the old club the best of good luck.

The merry month of May is here, but we are not yet experiencing those balmy airs which are usually associated with springtime.

A married pair, young with their lives almost in front of them, receive some very good advice at the West Riding Court from the bench on Saturday.

Our allotment holders are busy, and their labours will, I hope, be amply repaid by good crops.

Mr Beaumont’s effects were sold on Wednesday afternoon, they auctioneer being Mr W. Barnett, of Mexborough. I understand Mr Beaumont is about to emigrate to America. I heartily wish him “bon voyage”

The preparations for the garden fete at the Poplars are well forward. Should the weather be favourable the event will be most enjoyable.

The Conisborough church magazine announces the gift of 18 new surplices and a few extra boys casscocks, for choir purposes, from Mr G. T. Nicholson