Mexborough and Swinton Times December 16, 1898
Conisborough must be a grand place for the speculative builder of house property.
During the last few years, blocks of new property have sprung up in several parts of our village, and if rumours be true next year will see a good many more built.
I hear that Mr Williams, genial landlord of the Star Hotel intends building another block of houses at the Lightnings, early in the New Year.
At Denaby Main Houses spring up like mushrooms. Mr Atherton, Mr Wortley and Mr Robinson are all busy building new cottages for the Denaby Colliery company and ere long this company will have over 1200 houses for their workmen.