Denaby Celebrates Peace

September 1920

Mexborough Times, Septrmber 25 1920

Denaby Celebrates Peace
Belated, but Enjoyable, Festivities

The Denaby Peace celebrations were held on Saturday. Though somewhat late in the day, these festivities were entered into enthusiastically, and were greatly enjoyed. The proceedings took the form of the entertainment of the children and aged people of the village.

Of the former, altogether 1,420 sat down to tea, and afterwards marched in procession, to the music of the Denaby Main Ambulance Band, to the 20 acre field (kindly lent by Mr W.J.Robinson). Here sports were held, and there was much fun and excitement. Each child under seven years of age, was presented with two shillings, and it is the intention to give every child a decorated drinking mug as a souvenir of the occasion. A tug of war contest between members of the committee resulted in the following team been awarded the prizes, Messrs I.L.Mosley, H.W.Smith, W.L. Worsley, J. Feeney, F.Smith, W.Dean, A .Dudhill, G.Herbert and E. Wathey. Later in the evening there was a most interesting display of fireworks.

The old people of the village, 73 in all, were provided with a very enjoyable tea, and later were entertained by impromptu and willing artistes, among whom were the Misses Bashforth(Conisbrough), Mme King (Conisbrough), Mr I.L.Mosley, and Mr H.W.Smith. Mr E.Wigley accompanied.

The whole of the catering was in the hands of Mr George Squires (Mexborough)

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