Marconigrams – December 23rd, 1911

December 1911

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 23 December 1911


A happy Christmas to all our readers.

The increased railway fares will come into force on January 8.

Wombwell and Darfield stations of the Midland railway both share in the company’s distribution of £325 for the best kept platform gardens and stations.

The Mexborough Diamond Jubilee cot fund formed in 1897 has accomplished its purpose. The sum of £500 been raised to endow a children’s cot in the Mexborough hospital.

Bolton Council lodged a serious complaint against their own joint gas Board respect to the poor quality of gas supplied in the district and it is proposed lay a new gas main from Wath Gas Works to Goldthorpe.

Commencing in the New Year the disease known as pulmonary tuberculosis will be notifiable to the local Medical Officers of Health.

Mexborough Folk’s Treat take place on Friday, January 5, 1912.

The date of the annual meeting of the Mexborough Cricket and Athletic Club has been altered to Tuesday, January 23 some interesting particulars concerning the erection of the Mexborough Cricket Pavilion will be main now at that meeting.

Councillor Tom Athron, J.P., Chairman of Mexborough Urban District Council, mine host of the Miners Arms, Mexborough, will succeed Mr W Soar as landlord of the Commercial Hotel Mexborough.

Extensive alterations to this important Mexborough hotel are contemplated. The owners are Messrs Bentley of Rotherham.

Mrs Hick of Wath has given £50 to the Wath Wesleyan Sunday School Centenary fund. At Wombwell the heat making exhaustive search for a prominent townsman and local colliery official, was not been in the neighbourhood for about a fortnight.

A Congregational Mission Church was opened at Bolton yesterday (Thursday) by Mrs Arey of Mexborough.

Owing to the recent heavy rains, the Rivers Don and Dearne have risen rapidly, and the low-lying lands end to valleys are under water. In the Wath district the floods are extensive and many acres of land are under water.

A correspondent suggest that the Rawmarsh, Swinton and Mexborough Council should take steps to acquire the undertaking of the Mexborough and Swinton Tramway Company and control it by a joint Tramway board, representative of the three townships.

No doubt, it needed a little pluck on the part of the Mexborough councillor who proposed the demolition of the Park bandstand.

It is admitted that the structure has been an “eyesore,” and the cartoon published shortly after it was erected will never be forgotten.

The Mexborough Council should now take care that the children’s shelter they proposed to erect is not so objectionable as a bandstand. We noted that one councillor said the intended putter pay shed. We don’t want to shed, but a shelter – a real shelter.

Both for Swinton and Mexborough is a death rate for the month are exceedingly excessive.

The taxed cost of Swinton Water Bill amount to £905.

At Thurnscoe Council meeting, on Thursday night, plans were submitted of the fire station, council offices and depot, at an estimated cost of £2,000.

The Mexborough Secondary School was last night the scene of a very enjoyable reunion of old scholars, who participated in a very acceptable entertainment.

A match between Jim Johnson, the American Negro, and “iron” Hague, of Mexborough, the ex-heavyweight champion of England is contemplated.

On Tuesday, in the village hall High Melton a meeting of the villagers was held to protest against the proposed disestablishment of the Church of Wales.

On Sunday evening next, at 6.30, a musical service will be held in the Mexborough Congregational Church on behalf of the Montagu Hospital. The soloists are: Mr Annie Tingle (soprano), Mr Arthur Butler (tenor), Mr J.E. Harper (Bass). It is hoped that this effort will considerably help the funds of the hospital.

Mr Charles Hugill, district Locomotive Superintendent of the Great Central Railway, in giving evidence at the enquiry into the Wombwell railway disaster said that the engine driver, Wallace, was pinned underneath the engine, was in such great agony that he asked Mr Hugill that he might either be poisoned or shot.