South Yorkshire Times October 15, 1955
Last Nights Welcome at Denaby
As a gesture of friendliness and welcome to 20 German who are spending a fortnight’s holiday with members of Denaby Tom Hill youth club, Councillor John Cheshire last night extended an invitation to the students to attend free of charge dances at Denaby Bath’s on Thursdays and Saturdays.
Speaking at the official welcome to the students in Tom Hill youth club, Councillor Cheshire said the council were watching the exchange visits with great interest. They promoted a feeling of friendship between the two nation will stop is to send back with the students a message of best wishes to the Burgomeister of Berlin.
Mr O.D.Reid, County Youth Officers said that since the scheme began nearly 5 years ago, 999 Yorkshire people had been to Germany, France, Belgium, Sweden and other European countries and about the same number had come from European countries to this.
Chairman of the club Mr R Miller, said that the exchange system had started on a very small scale, but was now increasing in numbers and popularity.
Mr R Watson, NCB Area Welfare Officer, said it was thanks to Denaby Miners Welfare scheme that the visit had been been made possible “without doubt one of the best Welfares in Yorkshire,” he added stop the scheme had made funds available for building the Tom Hill Youth Club headquarters and thus a fine club had been born, he said.