Good Friday at Conisborough

March 1888

Sheffield Independent – Saturday 31 March 1888

Good Friday at Conisborough

In consequence of the inclement weather and the stoppage of excursion trains from Sheffield and the neighbourhood, this ancient village was yesterday not visited by anything like the many thousands of persons who usually travel thither Good Friday.

Those present were chiefly from Doncaster and Mexbro’.

As a charge of 3d. per head was made to those who entered the ruined keep at the castle, a goodly sum of money was taken by the custodian of the place.

The usual swings, shooting saloons, stalls, etc., were present, but the customary Primitive Methodist tea did not take place.