Marconigrams – February 14th, 1942

February 1942

South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 14 February 1942


A gold watch and chain were presented to Mr. James Bell, agent and manager of Manvers Main Collieries, Ltd., on Saturday on behalf of officials and members of Wath Joint Rescue Station, of which Mr. Bell was secretary from 1915-1938.

Towards the total number of 60 convictions obtained by the R.S.P.C.A. for cruelty to animals in January, 1942, Yorkshire contributed 4 cases, a decrease of 20 compared with the number of convictions obtained in January, 1941.

Captain J. E. Brooke Smith, of Wath, has been home on leave during the week and on Tuesday attended the weekly luncheon of Mexborough and District Rotary Club of which he was secretary before volunteering for Army service.

A former Thurnscoe man, Mr. G. H. Fowell, of Leeds, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for gallantry while working as a shunter at a northeastern railway station during a raid. He uncoupled two petrol tanks from two burning brake vane, despite the danger of an explosion and got the tanks to a place of safety.

Sergt. Charles William Hutchinson (22), of formerly a clerk at Mexborough branch of the National Provincial Bank, broadcast a message from Cairo to his mother, Mrs. B. Hutchinson, Bawtry Road, Doncaster, on Wednesday night. Sergt. Hutchinson was in the Territorials before the war, and was called up at the outbreak of hostilities.

To fill the place of men who have been called up for service six women have been admitted as members of the choir at St. George’s Church, Jump.

Alderman William Cartwright, chairman of the West Riding County Council, received the accolade at a recent investiture held by the King at Buckingham Palace.

Nearly £2,000 has been contributed to the Swinton War Welfare Fund.

A baby christened at Wombwell Parish Church has been given the name of “Ironside.”

Mexborough section of the Sheffield branch of the graphical Association celebrated its fiftieth anniversary on Monday.

The Matron of the Montagu Hospital would be glad to hear from those who reside in the district and have had the necessary training to render assistance during the prevailing shortage of nurses.

Member of the crew of a ship which was the first to start convoy work in the present war, First Class Stoker Arthur Pascoe, of Wombwell, has been on leave recently, his first home leave since July, 1939.