Conisbrough’s Choice – Coun. D. Sheldon. (picture)

April 1946

South Yorkshire Times, April 20, 1946.

Coun. D. Sheldon.
Conisbrough’s Choice.

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Conisbrough Urban Council, at their annual meeting last night, elected Coun. David Sheldon, last year’s vice-chairman, as chairman and Coun. G. Cheshire vice-chairman.

Coun. Sheldon, who has ben a member of the Council for 12 years, was chairman in 1938-39 and has been chairman of the Finance Committee for eight years. A native of Tipton (South Saffordshire), Coun. Sheldon has resided in the Conisbrough and Denaby area for many years and has had a lifetime of service for Methodism, for his fellow miners at Cadeby Main Colliery and public service for the twin township of Conisbrough and Denaby.

During the past year he has been chairman of the Conisbrough and Conisbrough Parks Joint Burials Board, was from 1940-44 chairman of the Conisbrough Savings Committee, served for 10 years on the Conisbrough Education Sub-Committee until it was merged in No. 18 Divisional Education Executive, and as a governor of Mexborough Secondary School and of Mexborough Technical College.

Coun. Sheldon was for eight years delegate of the Cadeby Main Branch of the Y.M.A. And has held many other official positions. Coun. Sheldon has been for nearly 40 years at Cadeby Main Colliery, but since 1943, when he sustained a spinal injury in an accident underground, has been employed on the surface.

For 12 years he has been chairman of the Conisbrough Old Folk’s Treat Committee. During the Great War he served with the York and Lancaster Regiment from 1914-19, all but 10 months overseas. He was a Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant and served in France, Belgium, Italy and Yugo-Salvia. He was mentioned in dispatches and won the Crosce di Guerra (an Italian decoration).