Marconigrams – December 3rd, 1921

December 1921

Mexborough and Swinton Times December 3, 1921


There was a strong demand on the local Exchange this week for Hickleton Main Shares

Councillor B.L. Smith is to address the Swinton Labour Party on Saturday night on “Amalgamation.”

Interesting presentations were made at Wath on Saturday to Mrs and Miss Burman, who are leaving Wath.

(Article on Wath site)

Lady Ellis, of Sheffield, will open on Thursday next, a sale of work at the Church Hall, Swinton, in connection with Swinton church.

The new Vicar of Wath on Dearne will be instituted today (Saturday) in the Wath Parish Church by the Bishop of Sheffield at 3 o’clock.

(Article on Wath site)

The Conisbrough Coral Society hoped to perform, next March, Longfellow’s “King Olaf” (Elgar) and Kingsley’s “Ode to the North East Wind” (Cliffe).

Mineworker’s wages in Yorkshire for the present month will be 109.54 above the 1917 basis, this been a reduction of 1% compared with November.

More than 600 men attended an impressive men service held at Swinton Church on Sunday. The piece was the Reverend Doctor Hutchinson, Vicar of Swinton.

The Swinton Urban Council have arranged to rent a field off Rowms Lane, near to the Mexborough boundary, and offered it will be laid out for school playing fields

(Article on Swinton site)

Councillor Horace Cutts, of Wath upon Dearne, has been co-opted a member of the Rotherham Board of Guardians, to fill the vacancy created by the death of Coun. T Winfield.

While the Greek play “Hippolytus” was being performed in the Mexborough Secondary School last Thursday night, there was an audacious but unsuccessful attempt to steal the takings.

Mr Vaughan Drabble, formerly of Mexborough, is playing a leading role in the opera, “Rose of Persia,” be produced at the Lyceum by the Sheffield teachers Operatic Society this week.

Councillor Colin Ward, of Swinton, speaking in Mexborough on Wednesday night, pronounced in favour of a frank and unprejudiced conference between Mexborough and Swinton on the question of amalgamation.

“Mexborough,” says Councillor Ward, is “is like a bowl, and the trade interests of the district are flowing into it more and more.”

Mr George Gosling, who is in his 94th year, and has been the tenant of Springwell farm, Adwick on Dearne, for 37 years, is retiring this spring to a little freehold of his own at Stannington.

Alderman PR Jackson, chairman of the West Riding Education Committee, walk 4 miles to preside at a Gilchrist lecture at Wath last Friday. He ran into heavy fog at Haugh and left his taxi in a ditch.