Early Morning Denaby Welcome for 12 Germans

August 1950

South Yorkshire Times August 5, 1950

Early Morning Denaby Welcome for 12 Germans

It was four a.m. on Sunday when the 12 teen-members of the and two Tom Hill Youth Centre—accompanied by 10 German teenagers and two adults – arrived at Denaby after their fortnight’s visit to Olpe in the British zone of Germany. But waiting for homecomers and their tired visitors was a ham and salad ” breakfast.”

Mr. R. H. Simcock, the Youth Centre leader, told the “South Yorkshire Times” yesterday: “Our German visitors are enjoying their stay and think the Denaby people are very kind and considerate. They have been very busy visiting the pit and places of interest in Denaby and Doncaster.”

Yesterday, the German visitors left for a Youth Hostel at Settle, where they will remain today (Friday). A visit to Cleethorpes is scheduled for Sunday, and on Monday they will take part in the annual Youth Centre sports at Denaby.

A party at the Youth Centre has been planned for Tuesday, and a conducted tour round the works of Messrs. Steel, Peech and Tozer Ltd., Rotherham. is arranged for Wednesday

“Patients at Fullerton Hospital will look forward to Thursday, for the visitors are to entertain them with some of their national folk songs.

Mr. Simcock added that these boys and girls are strange to games like table tennis, tennis, darts, chess, rounders and cricket. “Apparently, it is only the very rich who can play tennis,” he said. “They are, therefore very grateful for the o opportunity of playing here in England.”

Monday’s into sports will be held on the Denaby and Cadeby Cricket ground, commencing at 2 p.m. Four clubs will compete for a silver challenge cup — Hickleton Main, Conisbrough Co-operative Youth Club, Bentley New Village and the Tom Hill Youth Centre. Teas and light refreshments will be provided throughout the day. Added attractions will be side shows and dancing on the green until midnight.