Marconigrams – December 19th, 1942

December 1942

South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 19 December 1942


The banks will close to the public on New Year’s Day in addition to Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

West Melton W.V.S. have raised £350 for charity since March this year.

The Silver Tree effort organised last Thursday by Mexborough Montagu Hospital Ladies’ Committee. raised £422 17s. 5d.—a record effort

The death occurred at Crowle on Friday of Mrs. E. M. Gibson, a former chairman of the Mexborough Montagu Hospital Ladies’ Committee. She was 63.

The poor people of Dodworth will receive a bounty each year at Christmas by a bequest of the late Mr. J. T. Collins, managing director of the Dearne Valley Colliery Company, Ltd.

At least 15,000 men between the ages of 18 and 25 are wanted by next March for underground mining, states the Ministry of Fuel and Power.

“Most women have heard of dried eggs and powdered milk. Before the war is over they will hear something about powdered meat.”—Lord Woolton.

Mr. Richard Drown, son of the Rev. H. Drown, Rector of Darfield, and Mrs. Drown, is to be ordained Deacon in Liverpool Cathedral on Monday. He is 23.

A competition, organised by the well-known firm of Ward and Sons. of Swinton, for the Swinton Red Cross effort for the Prisoners of War Fund has raised £108.

The resident staff at the Montagu Hospital are in need of an additional wireless set and if this note should catch the eye of someone who will generously meet this requirement will they kindly communicate with Mr. A. Laycock, the Secretary-Superintendent.

Mr. A J. Wroe, formerly vice-president of Barnsley Co-operative Society and Governor of Beckett Hospital. Barnsley, who retired from Wombwell to Morecambe reached his 82nd birthday on Wednesday.

An urgent call is being made for the salvage of more waste paper. The Government is asking for 100,000 tons immediately. We appeal to all our readers, householders, shopkeepers or industrialists to make a clean sweep of all the waste paper they can lay their hands on. The need is urgent. Advise us at the South Yorkshire Times, Mexborough, and we will arrange for its collection.

Yorkshire contributed two to the total number of fifty convictions for cruelty to animals obtained by the R.S.P.C.A. during November. This shows a satisfactory decrease over the preceding month, when the total was seventy-five. Horses still have the greatest number of convictions recorded against them—thirteen. dogs coming next with eight, cattle and fowls four each, pigs and sheep two each, goats and cats two each and one conviction each in the case of a swan and a rabbit. Four persons were disqualified from keeping a dog or holding a dog licence for terms of one year to life. During November one Bronze Medal and Certificate and three framed certificates of merit were awarded in for bravery in rescuing animals.

Mr. A. T. Thomson, of Wath-on-Dearne, has been appointed a member of the Yorkshire Regional Valuation Board, which is engaged on the task of valuation of coal royalties, which are to be taken over by the Coal Commission.

Mr. M. W. Medealf, of Mex-borough, has been appointed Deputy Divisional Commander in charge of the Mezborough Sub-Division of the West Riding Special Constabulary, and has been succeeded as Section Commander at Mezborough by Mr. G. T. Miln-thorpe.

Mr. J. A. Hall, J.P., of Wombwell. President of the Yorkshire Mineworkers’ Association, and Mr. T. S. Charlton. President of the National Association of Colliery Managers and Managing Director of Cortonwood Colliery, have both been appointed to the National Coal Board set up by Major Gwilyrn Lloyd George, Minister of Fuel and Power.