Marconigrams – April 27th, 1912

April 1912

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 27 April 1912


The cuckoo was heard near Bolton on Monday launched.

Mr T Nash, Wath, has been elected president of the Wath Mechanics Institute

Swinton Council as living in general district rate of 2/4 in the pound for the ensuing half year.

Mr T..Wilson, was, on Wednesday night, re-elected chairman of the Mexborough Free Library Committee.

Sympathetic reference was to the loss of the Titanic were made all the local places of worship on Sunday.

Valuable Conisborough property is being put up for auction at the Eagle and Child Hotel, Conisborough on Tuesday week.

Mr Joseph E Skipsey, stationmaster, of Thurnscoe, shortly leaving for a similar appointment at North Cave, near Hull.

It is stated that Mr Drew, Wath’s new surveyor, is an excellent cricketer, who will play regularly for Wath this season.

There was a large and representative gathering at the funeral of the late Mrs Callard Kilner, of Conisborough, on Saturday.

Burglars were again busy at Wath on Monday evening, when the High Street Stores of the Barnsley Co-operative Society were looted.

Mr WH Chambers has presented a silver communion plate to the Denaby Main Church, in memory of the late Mrs Chambers.

Mr George Law is shortly providing some excellent sport in the way of open-air boxing, to take place in the Station Road ground, Mexborough.

Mexborough Free Library Committee has just issued a society catalogue of over 400 additional volumes that have been placed on the shelves.

During the past 12 months, 10,107 books have been bothered by reading from Mexborough Free Library, as against 7000 for the previous year. In addition 5331 books have been loaned from the juvenile section since the opening in November last.

There are about 100 books in the Mexborough Free Library has not been read since they were placed on the shelves. They comprise theological, biographical and scientific work.

The Mexborough and District Trades Council are recommencing the agitation for lighting the road between Mexborough and Manvers Main Colliery.

A further conference on local authorities, respecting the housing scheme for the Barnburgh colliery development, will be held on May 10 at Bolton.

Miss Lottie Speight of West Melton, pupil of Miss Edith Allen of Mexborough, will be the soloist at the Mexborough Congregational Church on Sunday evening next.

The institution and induction of the new Vicar of Kilnhurst, the Rev, F.W. Shepherd, M.A. By the Lord Bishop of Sheffield will take place in Kilnhurst church on Thursday next, May 2 at 11:30 a.m.

At Denaby Main the excellent suggestion has been made that the Relief Distress Committee should form the officials of a Nursing Association to provide one of the Queen Victoria nurses for this “big” village.

Mr J.H.Drew, surveyor and engineer in the Horbury Council, near Wakefield, has been appointed surveyor and engineer to the Wath Council to succeed Mr H.C. Poole, who recently resigned owing to ill-health.

There is a threatened strike of light metalworkers at the works of Messrs Hattersley Brothers Ltd, Queen’s foundry, Swinton. About 100 notices have been handed in, which expire on Saturday week. The men have demanded a 2 ½% increase in wages.

The “Times” is published each week in three addition – Mexborough addition; Wombwell addition; Emsworth and South Kirkby addition. Readers in respective districts are requested to observe that news agent said then with the proper editions.

We congratulate Mr H. Dunk, of Mexborough, has been appointed accountant to the Denaby and Cadeby Main Colliery Company Ltd, in succession to Mr T.W.Evison, who resigned that position owing to ill-health. Mr Evison, who has recently undergone an operation in the Sheffield Hospital, is at present recuperating in the Isle of Man.

Sunday, April 27, is Mexborough Council Sunday, and the councillors and officials, with the police, the Mexborough Ambulance Brigade, the Denaby Ambulance Band and the gate, and the Mexborough Trades Association will, at the invitation of the Chairman, Councillor G Wood, J.P., attend morning service at the Wesleyan Church. A start will be made from the Council Chamber at 10.45.