Denaby Main Miners and the Wage Question

August 1900

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 17 August 1900

Denaby Main Miners and the Wage Question

A well attended meeting of miners was held last night at the Lodge room, Miner’s Arms, Doncaster Road, Mexborough.

Mr F Croft presided.

The chairman at the outset, regretted the absence of Mr J Dixon (secretary) of illness. Hope was expressed that Mr Dixon would soon recover his usual health.

The chairman referred to the wage question, and said that so far as he was concerned he fully endorsed the action of the Barnsley Council.

A lengthy discussion followed, and after hearing the report of the Council delegate, Mr Nolan, as to what was said by the district officials, it was resolved that agreement arrived at by the Consolation Board be accepted a satisfactory.

A further resolution was moved, seconded, and carried, heartily agreeing with the delegate’s action in the matter.

It was decided to make a collection for the Indian Famine Fund, the levy to be 6p per man and 3p per boy.