Marconigrams – August 25th, 1951

August 1951

South Yorkshire Times, August 25th, 1951


Two Doncaster detectives have been given prizes in an allotment competition.

Some 120 children deprived of a normal home life were welcomed into Dr. Barnardo’s homes during July.

Mrs. Frances Emma Lowe Ibbotson, of Trent Terrace, Conisbrough, who died intestate left £484 10s 3d.

It is announced by the R.A.F. Benevolent Fund that £307,625 was spent during the first half of this year on all forms of assistance to serving and ex-service Members of the R.A.F. and W.R.A.F.  Financial aid was given to 12,342 cases in Great Britain and overseas.

The annual conference of the Conservative and Unionist Party will be held at Scarborough on October 12th, 13th and 14th (and will be preceded by a Party conference on local government on October 10th).

New landmark for South Yorkshire. Butterbusk Water Tower – 1600 tons of reinforced concrete, under 30 feet high – will probably be operating by the end of this year, boosting water pressures to Warmsworth and Balby

Visitor at Barnburgh Show to be held at Harlington on September 1st will be the British all-round weightlifting champion for 1948-49, Mr. Malcolm Hartshorn.  Mr. Hartshorn will give a display during the day. The show, which is to be opened by Mrs. Frank Schofield, will also include a display of road safety by the West Riding Constabulary, and a tractor rally.

Young men born during the period August 1, 1933, to September 1933, both dates inclusive, will be required to register under the National Service Acts, 1948 1950, on Saturday, September 8th

F.S. Truman, Yorkshire’s 20 years old fast-medium bowler, has been informed that he is to report at RAF Station pad gate, on Tuesday, September 4 to commence his national service. This is the day that the County contemplate their programme for the season.

Under a competition organised by the Sheffield branch of the National hairdressers Federation, people in the north of England are invited to bring out locks of hair which are over a hundred years old have been kept in lockets, rings, brooches or any other setting. The hair will be judged on preservation, arrangement and setting. Winners will be announced at the Editor’s Festival Ball at Sheffield on October 15th.