Marconigrams – August 26th, 1922

August 1922

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 26 August 1922


The Goldthorpe Comrades Club are promoting horse and pony races, which they intend to hold at Goldthorpe on September 30.

Nearly all the Sunday schools in Mexborough were a wheel yesterday, for Roach Abbey, Boston Spa, Locke Park and other haunts of bliss.

The Barnburgh Colliery, which is now being rapidly developed, “turned” over 10,000 tons last week, the highest weekly output yet recorded there.

Coroner Alan suggests fictional lifebelts near the river at Mexborough. But why should the Council put their heads together and make a raft?

Archbishop Sanford, of Doncaster, will preach at a special thanksgiving service at St George’s Church, Mexborough, on Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

The Denaby United Football Club have discovered an enthusiastic and eloquent ally in father Leteux, who is urging his followers to rally round the club.

The Conisbrough Coral Society is contemplating again giving Coleridge Taylor’s “Hiawatha” in September, this time performing the work in its entirety.

“If the shooting of Collins does not turn every sensible Irishman into a resolute special constable, the country must perish.” – Mr George Bernard Shaw.

Mr A.A. Verity, of Swinton, riding a Triumph motorcycle, is competing in the great six weeks liability trial under the A.C.U., and so far has secured 100% marks.

Applying the miners Welfare Fund to various parts of this district, including Mexborough, Swinton and Wath, have been officially considered this week, but no decision has yet been reached.

The Doncaster Rural District Council are undertaking considerable highway improvements in the parish of Adwick –on-Dearne, including the widening and rebuilding of Hound Hill Bridge, near Barnburgh Mill.

The Swinton Primitive Methodists are providing a Musical Treat on Sunday afternoon, August 27, at 2.45. The artists are Madam Markham Cooke (soprano), Mexborough; Mr Ben Johnson (bass), Rotherham, and the Mexborough Orpheus Glee Singers. The chair is to be taken by Councillor E. Tillotson, and a silver collection is expected.