Golden Wedding – Mr & Mrs William Batty

January 1935

Mexborough & Swinton Times January 4, 1935

Golden Wedding

On Monday, Mr. and Mrs. William Batty, 94, Northcliffe Road, Conisborough, celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. They were married at Owsten Parish Church by Cannon Brockwell

Mr. Batty is 75 years of age and was born at Sutton, near Askern, but at the age of six months was taken by his parents to the nearby village of Smeaton. Though he never attended school, Mr. Batty can read and write with facility.

His first work was at the age of ten carting turnips. He was in farm service for 18 years in the Hampole and Hemsworth areas, and came to Conisborough as horseman for Kilner Bros.

He is still engaged there, but an engine has replaced the horses, though one animal is still left.

Mrs Batty is a native of Tickhill, and met her husband in Doncaster in 1882, when he was leading a horse, which had won first prize at a show, through the street.

When Mrs. and Mr. Batty first came to Conisborough they resided in Wellgate, and after 17 years moved to Northcliffe road, where they have lived for 31 years. On the day preceding the fifteenth anniversary there was a gathering of the family, the first full reunion for 30 years.