Death of Mrs Ada Oldfield, Conisbrough.

February 1960

South Yorkshire Times, February 29.

Death of Mrs Ada Oldfield, Conisbrough.

The death occurred at Mexborough Montagu hospital on Monday of Mrs Ada Oldfield, for 35 years secretary of Conisbrough Local Labour Party (women’s section) and well-known in the district for her active association with many local organisations.

Mrs Oldfield, of 106, Daylands Avenue, Conisbrough, died at the age of 76, after a long illness which forced her to give up most of the public were about five years ago, including a post with the Labour group.

Mrs Oldfield was the daughter of Cadeby Main miner, Mr Charles Holmes, and his wife, of Morley Place. Conisbrough. Her father was a one-time superintendent of Conisbrough Methodist Chapel and this connection she maintained throughout her life.

In 1908.

She attended Morley Place School and in 1908, was married to the late Mr George Oldfield, who died 10 years ago aged 68. The couple lived for some years in Oxford Street, Mexborough, and spent another five years at Stainforth, when Mr Oldfield worked at Hatfield Main Colliery, before returning to Chambers Avenue, Conisbrough. They moved to Daylands Avenue at the end of the last war.

Like a rose with, Mrs Oldfield served most of her life in the St John Ambulance Brigade. With the Labour movement she was a member of their executive on the Don Valley divisional party. At one time she was co-opted onto Conisbrough Urban Council Housing Committee. She was a long-standing member of Conisbrough Child Welfare Clinic and the local Board of Guardians, and was a member of the governing board of Conisbrough Primary Schools, Mexborough Grammar School and Mexborough Technical School. She also served on the Divisional Education Executive.


during the war, she turned her attention to the W.V.S.and became a street group secretary and a member of the local War Savings Committee.

Later Mrs Oldfield worked equally enthusiastically for the Conisbrough Over 70s club and became a secretary for some years.

Tributes have been paid to Mrs Oldfield by number of a lifelong colleagues.

“There was never anything that one could not ask her to do,” said former councillor, Mr David Sheldon, of Conan Road, Conisbrough, while Cllr G.Cheshire referred to her “terrific” amount of work achieved throughout the district.

Mrs Oldfield leaves for children, nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren

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