Mexborough & Swinton Times, March 16
Mr. G. Bateson
Former Conisborough Works Manger
Conisborough lost a well-known resident and the local Methodist cause an ardent supporter this week by the death at his home on Tuesday of Mr. George Bateson of 46, Park Road. Mr. Bateson, who was 69, had been in failing health about eight months, and had a seizure on Monday of last week.
Mr. Bateson was born in a row of houses at the glassworks of Messrs. Kilner, Brothers, Ltd., Conisborough, where his father the late Mr. J. K. Bateson, was for many years works manager, and after completing his education at Dewsbury he entered the works himself. On the death of his father in 1913 Mr. Bateson succeeded his as works manager, and held this position for 22 years before his retirement four years ago after 52 years services.
He was connected with Wath Methodist Church all his life and was organist at the old Denaby Wesley Methodist Church during the time his father was the church choirmaster. On his father’s death he relinquished the office but remained a worshipper at the church until he went to reside at Lyndhurst, Station Road, Conisborough, and for a number of years had been Society steward at the church.
In his younger days he played cricket for Denaby, Conisborough and the Kilner´s works side. He also played bowls with the Denaby and Cadeby Club and before 1928 served on the management committee of the Denaby United Football Club.
He leaves a widow, two sons and one daughter, his younger son now holding an important technical position in South African Glassworks.
The funeral will be to-morrow (Saturday) morning a service at the Wesley Methodist Church at 11.30 a.m. preceding the interment at Conisborough Cemetery.