South Yorkshire Times January 27, 1945
Conisbrough to Wigan
Stationmaster’s New Appointment
Mr H.L.J.Sheard, Station Master at Conisbrough since August 1942, has been appointed Station Master at the Wigan Central Station, on the LN E railway.
A native of Dewsbury, Mr Sheard entered the service of the LN E railway company in 1910 in the goods offices there. He joined the Royal flying Corps in 1915 as an observer, received his discharge following an accident in 1917, and returned to the railway service at Dewsbury, later moving to Alverthorpe (Wakefield), Batley Carr, and Wakefield Westgate. From there joined District Superintendents release staff as relief stationmaster, later, after a period in the Lincolnshire area, came north as a relief stationmaster on the Leeds District Superintendent’s staff
In 1932 he was appointed Station Master at Ingleborough, near Keighley, and while there was also pointed Station Master of the L.M.S company’s station. He relinquished this joint appointment to come to Conisbrough.
Mr Sheard has travelled extensively, visiting most of the countries in Europe, and as always kept open house to members of various Allied armed forces now based in this country.
He is a member of Mexborough and District Rotary club, as associated himself with the Toc H movement and is a member of the Anglo Polish society.
Mrs Sheard have been prominently connected with the W.B.S.in Conisbrough and the Red Cross prisoners.
Both Mr and Mrs sheared and help many good causes in the town, and a large model railway outfit possessed by their daughter Margaretha has frequently been placed at the disposal of local youth organisations.
Mr Sheard is sorry to be leaving the district, where, he says, “I have spent the a piece to and after years on my railway career,” but his natural looking forward to the wider opportunities offered by his new appointment.