Marconigrams – December 09th, 1911

December 1911

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 09 December 1911


Mr J Criddle, under manager of Hickleton Main, who has been appointed manager of the new Brodsworth Colliery, was, on Saturday, presented by the Hickleton workmen, who number about 3,000, with a cheque for £12 a rolltop desk and bookcase and chair

The parish of Thurnscoe is greatly inconvenienced by the restricted supply of water and a lack of lighting arrangements.

An invitation is to be extended to the Reverend E.W.Smith, of South Africa, to be the Superintendent Minister of the Mexborough Primitive Methodist Circuit, in succession to the Reverend H Oliver.

Opening ceremony at a sale of work on Saturday, at the Wesleyan Chapel, Thurnscoe, before a good attendance. The proceeds were in aid of funds for the purchase of land for new chapel premises.

Miss Tiplady, of Mexborough, has been appointed headmistress of the new infants department at the South Elmsall Mixed Council School.

The meet of the Wentworth hounds at Swinton Racecourse on Wednesday morning attracted a large gathering

A large number of local butchers and farmers are visited the Smithfield Show at London, and the King’s Fat Stock Show at Slough this week.

By the will of the late Mr W.H.J.Mills, one of the oldest resident in Mexborough, Doctor Barnardo’s homes will benefit to the extent of about £700.

The Mexborough and District Licensed Victuallers Ploughing Association is understood to be the only’s licensed Victuallers ploughing society in Great Britain.

A Barnburgh bellringer had a narrow escape of being crushed to death in the belfry of Barnburgh Church on Saturday, and was only rescued by the prompt action of the vicar’s son Mr W.H. .

The fancy dress ball held at Conisbrough last week realised a surplus of £8 12s 6d which is given to the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

The Mexborough Secondary School Old Students intend to hold a social evening at the school on Thursday, December 21.

Denaby church people have been seriously canvassing for their great protest meeting tonight (Friday), against the Welsh disestablishment. Sir A Griffith Boscawen, MP and the venerable W Foxley Norris, Archdeacon of Halifax of the chief speakers.

One of Messrs Pickford, the carriers, motor lorries broke down in Swinton Road Mexborough last Thursday night, and there it remained till Friday afternoon, when it was removed by the aid of a traction engine.

A fire broke out in the garage of Mr R Snow of Adwick on Monday, a “Rover” motorcar being considerably damaged.

Countess Fitzwilliam opened a bazaar at Elsecar on Tuesday, on behalf of the Elsecar Cricket Club Pavilion Fund. The Mexborough club might do well to emulate Elsecar’s example in this respect. There is a big deficit on the Mexborough club Pavilion account.

Some important street widening proposals came up for consideration at the meeting of the Wath Council on Tuesday.

It is rumoured that the nurses at the Conisbrough Isolation Hospital are, generally speaking, very much dissatisfied, and several resignations are contemplated.

Some valuable freehold land at Swinton will be offered for sale on Monday evening.

The centenary celebrations in connection with the Wath Wesleyan Sunday School will be quite in keeping with the importance of the event.

The scene of the steam lorry smashing glasshouse Lane Mexborough on Thursday, attracted a large crowd throughout the day. The driver and steerer of the vehicle had miraculous escapes from being killed.

Mexborough Cricket Club Ball will be held on Thursday, January 11. Invitations will shortly be issued.