Marconigrams – April 19th, 1941

April 1941

South Yorkshire Times, April 19, 1941


Superintendent L. Heeson, of Mexborough Fire Brigade, and Mrs Heeson, celebrated their silver wedding on Monday.

A postcard received by a Swinton woman from her brother who is a prisoner -of-war expresses the hope “we shall be home this year.”

Nine interments took place at Wombwell Cemetery during the week ending Tuesday last. The average per week is three. The cemetery staff had to work over Easter.

At a meeting on Wednesday. Dearne Valley Water Board approved a cost of living increase of ½ d. per, hour in the wages of their workpeople, to come into operation at once.

A detachment of the Home Guard paid honour at Wombwell on Monday at the funeral of Seaman Arthur Robinson, of Wombwell, who was killed by enemy action while serving in the Navy.

Miss Mary S. Nicholson, M.B., Ch.B., daughter of Coun. P. B. Nicholson, J.P., and Mrs. Nicholson. J.P., of Brampton, has this week been appointed a medical officer at the Hospital, Grantham.

An appeal by the Independent members of Hemsworth Rural Council for fair representation on committees was rejected by the Socialist majority at the annual meeting of the Council on Tuesday, when the latter claimed all positions.

When Lord Halifax met Mr. Henry A. Wallace the Vice-President of the United States, he found that he was connected with Monk Bretton, near Barnsley, his mother’s maiden name being Broadhead .and ‘her paternal ancestor having left Monk Bretton for America in 1665.

Appointed as rating and valuation officer to the Conisborough Urban Council, Mr. George R. Hill of Doncaster Road, Conisborough, is following in the footsteps of his late father, Mr. Jesse Hill, who was clerk and rating officer when Conisborough had a Parish Council.

The following W.V.S. sub-depot leaders were presented to the Princess Royal during her visit to a Central Hospital Supply Service depot in Rotherham on Tuesday: Mrs. Dyson (Hooton Roberts) Mrs. Jackson (Rawmarsh). Mrs. Hince (Aston). Mrs. Eyles (Greasborough and Nether Haugh). Miss K. Creighton (Swinton), and Mrs. Ogley and Mrs. Dent (Rotherham Rural District).

The Bishop of Sheffield Dr. L. S. Hunter), in his monthly letter, states: ” While I have little sympathy with efforts to deny to those of small means public opportunities for recreation which the better-off folk enjoy privately, I believe that the best way of preserving Sunday as a day of rest and spiritual recreation and for worship might be for a five-day working week to become the general rule after the war.”