Contesting One Ward at Conisbrough

May 1966

South Yorkshire Times, May 14, 1966

Contesting One Ward at Conisbrough

In the only contest of the Urban Council elections at Conisbrough, Councillor A. E. Tyas faces his first challenge in the five elections in which he has stood for his ward.

A member of the Council for 12 years, Councillor Tyas (54), of 21, Minneymoor Lane, Conisbrough, has lived in East Ward all his life.

He was chairman in 1962 to 63 and is chairman of the General Purposes and House Letting committees. He has been a governor of Northcliffe High School and a member of the primary schools managers for a number of years.

Councillor Tyas has been for 40 years a miner at Yorkshire Main colliery and is treasurer of the N.U.M branch.


Mr Anthony Barton, who stands as an independent is a 44-year-old sales Representative from a Sheffield steel company.

A resident of Conisbrough for over four years. He is married and has two children. Before moving to his present home at “Elmhurst.” 5 High Street, he lived for many years in Sheffield and London, although he is a Yorkshireman from Hull by birth.

He commanded a corvette in the war and was in the Royal Naval reserve as a Lt Col commander until 1955.