Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 16 August 1941
Mr. Samuel Elkins, a Jump veteran, has gone back to work at the age of 80. Formerly a miner, he is now working on munitions.
The total receipts for the Swinton War Welfare Fund Rank Holiday Gala were £241 6s. 7d. and the net proceeds £236 11s. 7d.—a magnificent effort.
A parade and drumhead service in which members of the Mexborough, Bolton, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe and Barnburgh Home Guard will take part is to be held on the Mexborough Athletic Ground on Sunday at 4.15 p.m.
L. N. Constantine, one of the world’s greatest all-round cricketers, will play at Mexborough on Monday, August 25th, in a charity match between teams representing Swinton and Mexborough. All the proceeds will be given to the Montagu Hospital.
Wing Commander D. R. Bader, of Sprotborough, the legless R.A.F. ace, one of a number of famous fighter pilots reported missing, is understood to be safe and a prisoner of war. He is the son of Mrs. E. W. Hobbs, wife of the Rev. E. W. Hobbs, Rector of Sprotborough.
To meet the growing home requirements, less coal is to be shipped abroad. This will resuit in the release of certain quantities and sizes of anthracite and Welsh dry steam coal, much of which is suitable for domestic boiler purposes and central heating plants.
The abolition of the “attendance bonus ” was the main subject under discussion at last week’s meeting in London of representatives of coal miners and owners. While many other items of the Essential Wok Order were dealt with, t miners’ demand for the abolition of the “attendance bonus” its present form took up of the time of the meeting. ” No decision has been reached,” it was stated, “but there will a further meeting there a fortnight”