Denaby Notes – Widows Benefit – Accident at Cadeby

September 1905

Mexborough and Swinton Times September 9, 1905

Denaby Notes

Widows Benefit

The widow of a collier, who lost his life at Cadeby about three weeks ago, on Wednesday received, through Mr Harrison newsagent, Conisborough, the very pleasing reminder of her late husband forethought.

For about two years he had taken a Sunday newspaper, having signed the coupons for each week, and the proprietors have now granted Mrs Webster, of Balby Street, Denaby, 10 shillings per week for five years, or about £130 in all.

Accident at Cadeby

A serious accident happened to a young man named Wilford Wall, aged 17, in Cadeby colliery on Saturday stop the young fellow is employed on the rope roads and whilst attending to his duties he was accidentally caught by some empty tubs, having his leg and arm seriously injured, whilst serious injury has been caused to his lungs.

He is a prominent member of the Church Sunday school, and a promising young musician. We hear that he was, had it I did not been for this accident, have sat for a musical examination in a few weeks’ time.

He had a brother killed in an accident at Denaby pit many years ago, and it was for this reason that the lad’s father sent him to Cadeby pit instead of the one when his brother was killed.

The lad is doing as well as can be expected, although he is yet in a critical condition.