Denaby News – School Party – Dances – Christmas in Hospital

December 1935

Mexborough and Swinton Times December 27 1935

Denaby News

School Party

Three mural drawings in colour, two of which depicted a new Saints, St Thomas Moore and St John Fisher, attracted the attention of Mr R.H.Sheppard, chairman of Conisborough Council and Mrs M.J.Wright, a member of the local Education Sub Committee, when they visited St Albans schools last Thursday, during the annual Christmas party.

The three drivers, which had been specially drawn for the occasion, helped to win for the top-class in the Mixed Department the prize for the best decorated classroom.

A number of the parents of the scholars helped in the preparation and serving other refreshments, and each child also received an orange, and apple and some chocolate, as well as other gifts.


the festive season began in the Past Hall, which is being gaily decorated by the boss manager on Christmas Eve, when a short dance was held in aid of the competition section of the St John Ambulance Brigade there being an attendance just over 300. Mr J Whitlam was M.C. and music was supplied by Mrs Williams Band.

The Bath’s Hall was packed on Boxing Day 1795 present at a dance in aid of the Denaby and Conisborough Labour Party (women’s section) Mrs G.Tyers and Z.Lawley were the M.C’s and Mrs William’s band was in attendance.

Christmas in Hospital

The Fullerton Hospital has been gaily decorated for the Christmas season. There was a huge tree, electrically lighted and well laden with toys etc in the children’s ward.

A visit on Christmas Day reveaedl the staffs, both nursing and domestic, entering into the spirit of Christmas and doing their cheer and brighten the hours for the patient.

The little ones hard gifts of toys and the other patient suitable and useful gifts. Special fare was provided and on Christmas day visiting was allowed from 5 PM to 8 PM. The ambulance band, the Salvation Army band and the Parish Church choir attended during the day and gave musical items.