Death of Mrs Hill

January 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 01 January 1932

Mr. Tom Hill, chairman of the Denaby Welfare Institute Trustees, has had a sad Christmas and general sympathy is felt for him and his family in the loss of Mrs. Hill, who died on December 22nd and was buried on Boxing Day at Conisborough.

Mrs. Hill was a devoted worker for the mining community and never spared herself in the service of the women and children. In times of trouble, particularly the coal disputes, she was to the tore in organising relief, and in a score of ways helped the poor and needy and brought comfort and cheer to many a sad home.

She served on the former Doncaster Board of Guardians, and on other committees with the relief of distress. She was secretary of the Women’s Sick and Dividing Club, connected with the Welfare institute, and was a “live wire ” in the Women’s Section of the local Labour Party.

Mr. Herbert Smith, the miners’ leader, paid her memory an eloquent and well-deserved tribute in a short address at the graveside.