Denaby Notes – Baptist mission – Rawmarsh Disaster – Mining Classes – Boys in Mines

August 1905

Mexborough and Swinton Times August 26, 1905

Denaby Notes

Baptist mission

The Baptist mission held their annual Sunday school anniversary on Sunday last. Sermons were preached in the afternoon and evening by the rev. W. F. Maxey. Special anthems and hymns were sung by the children, organist Mr. J. W. Fisher.

On Monday afternoon a public tea was followed by a meeting. This little band is making a brave struggle for existence, and deserves heartier sympathy and support.

Denaby Cricket Club

Supporters of the local cricket club were greatly disappointed at the result of last Saturday’s match between the Denaby club and Rawmarsh. Before the fixture was played great hopes were entertainment of the club reaching the top of the league, but there hopes have gone down since Saturday. Friends and supporters of the local football club had great hopes for the team this coming season, and, judging by the class of players they have secured, they should render a good account of themselves throughout the season.

Mining Classes

We understand that Mr. George Farmer, M. I. M. E., Intends holding his mining classes during the coming winter. One class for elementary and one for advanced students. The classes were a great success last year. And we advise our young men and boys to take advantage of this cheap tuition, and place themselves under so very able a teacher as Mr Farmer has proved himself.

Boys in Mines

The life of the boys in our mines differs much from what it was 15 or 20 years ago. It was quite an everyday occurrence for lads to receive blows and kicks when they did anything that did not suit those pleading authority over them. But this practice has largely died out, yet at times cases do occur where lads receive this corporal punishment.

Such a case took place recently and Cadeby pit. It appears that a traffic manager had some grievance with one of the boys under his charge, and that the close of the shift he reported that the lad to the official in charge. During the course of the next day the lad made some remarks to the Traffic Manager to the effect that “he was not a man” in consequence of which the Traffic Manager, instead of treating such with contempt, struck the lad, with the result that the lad was taken home in the ambulance in an unconscious condition, in which state he remained until the next day.

Horticultural Show

The allotment holders intend holding their horticultural show on Monday, September 11th, in a field near the Rossington Street schools. Prizes will be awarded in several departments. Entries close September 4th. The hon secretary is Mr. G. Roberts, Firbeck Street, the gardens look exceedingly well, and there should be some capital stuff exhibited, and we think it is an effort worthy of support.

Pride of Denaby

The “pride of Denaby” Lodge held their annual tea and concert on Saturday at the Denaby Main hotel. A large number sat down at tea, and a most enjoyable evening was spent. An advantage was taking to make a presentation to Bro. Carter for services rendered as past president. The chair was occupied by Bro. Gibbs.

The Lodge is in a very flourishing condition, and anyone wishing to join a club cannot do better than consult the secretary, Mr. W Summerscales.