Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 17 December 1921
Post Christmas letters and parcels early.
The epidemic of typhoid fever at Bolton is happily abating
Consider the shopkeepers and their assistants. Shop early.
The shops are as busy as ever, but the’ takings are lighter.
Over 800,000 motor licences will expire at the end of the year.
Satisfactory progress is being made with the Y.M.C.A. fund at Mexborough.
The Bolton Urban Council are experiencing difficulty in getting in the rates.
Do you want a new brush or broom? Help the disabled at the Kilnhurst Brush Factory. Send them your order.
A public inquiry is to be held into the circumstaces attending the outbreak of typhoid at Bolton-on-Dearne.
The Bishop of Sheffield will dedicate a war memorial tablet in the Denaby Main Parish Church on Sunday afternoon, January 1.
The Wombwell Main Colliery Company have reduced the price of their gas coal to the Wombwell Urban Council by 2/8 a ton.
Conisborough is debating the question of starting a public market. It is a question to which there are two sides, if not more.
There was a record seven-hours “winding” shift at Cadeby on Tuesday morning – 356 “draws.” or approximately 1,420 tons. The full day’s output was about 2.600 tons.
The proposal for a temporary reduction’ of wages at the Mitchell Main and Darfield Main Collieries has been rejected by a ballot, of the miners employed at these collieries.
The combined choirs of the Swinton and Wath Churches will sing “The Last Advent” in St. Margaret’s Church, Swinton, on Sunday afternoon, commencing at 3 o’clock. .
The Mexboro’ Council are being asked to adopt a scheme for the construction, on Mexboro’ Common, of a reservoir with a capacity of a million gallons, equal to three days’ supply.
Two Doncaster miners were charged at Doncaster Court on Thursday with stealing £600 worth of tobacco, cigarettes, chocolates and other goods front the goods yard at the Bolton Midland station.
A generous reference was made at the final Gilchrist Lecture at Wath on Friday to the work of the “Mexboro’ and Swinton Times.” in popularising the lectures and making them widely and permanently available.
We have reported each of them fully in the issue following and we now propose, with the approval of the Gilchrist Trustees, to reprint and republish them in some handy form.
While the Wombwell Urban Council were discussing street lighting the other night, the most humorous official present said he would be happy to take the instructions of the Council as to whether or not he should ignore the moon.
The Bolton Urban Council are anxious that the typhoid victims scattered about the isolation hospitals of the district should have as nice a Christmas as possible, and to this end they are raising a fund in the district. Collections will be taken in Bolton and Goldthorpe to-day (Saturday).
Fireman Smith, of the Mexboro’ Fire Brigade, who was one of the first on the scene of the fire in Frederick Street, Mexboro’, early on Thursday morning, told a representative of the “Times” that the house would most probably have been saved if a few buckets of water bad been available.
Interesting examples of Irishisms in high places:
“When people have fought and died for a thing they do not lightly give it up.” — Manchester Guardian, Dec. 12th ‘
“A rifle bullet outstripped its own wound waves, so that a man was killed by the bullet before he heard the sound of the rifle itself.”—Dr. A. H. Fison (Gilchrist lecturer), at Wath.
“Messiah” At Mexboro’.
The Mexboro’ Primitive Methodist Church Choir is giving the “Messiah” next Sunday. December 18th, at 8 o’clock in their Church. Those who contemplate taking advantage of the opportunity of hearing Handel’s masterpiece should be in attendance early, as last year sufficient accommodation conuld not be found for all the worshippers. The principals will be: Miss Winifred Ransom., L.R.A.M. (winner at the Nottingham Festival East Riding Concert): Miss Era Adam- A.L.C.M.; Mr. George Wilson, Goole; and Mr. Bernard Maxfield The organist will be Miss Clara I. Morris. and conductor Mr. Arthur Beal.