Marconigrams – February 28th, 1942

February 1942

South Yorkshire Times, Saturday, Feb. 28th, 1942.


The annual meeting of the Montagu Hospital Mexborough, will be held on Saturday afternoon.

Dr. M. J. Lea, of Mezborough, who is serving in the Royal Army Medical Corps. has been promoted captain.

Police witness at Barnsley on Wednesday: Defendant was carrying a lorry load of old wax. Police Inspector: Material or girls?

The entrance examination for the Junior Technical School of the Mexborough Schofield Technical College will be held on April lath, and entrance forma must be handed in before April 11th.

Waste paper is an essential raw material for the manufacture of munitions for our fighting services! Send yours to the “Times” Office. Mexborough, or drop us a postcard and we will collect it.

“You’re no gentleman!” was the remark of a Wombwell woman when told she would be reported in respect of a light. At Barnsley on Wednesday the officer explained that he was in uniform at the time.

In December Yorkshire salvaged 2,792 tons of paper, of the value of £12,264; 2,225 tons of metals, worth £7,8413; 99 tons of bottles, which fetched £441: and 2,193 tons of Kitchen waste, valued at £4,859 Nine tons of fishmeal brought £173.

A summons against a Thurnscoe woman for allowing children under five to be in a room with a fire insufficiently protected was at Doncaster on Tuesday dismissed under the Probation of Offenders’ Act, the Chairman of the magistrates remarking. It was your duty to get a fireguard and under no circumstances should you have left the children.’

The Amalgamated Denaby Collieries, Ltd., are investing £5,000 in Mexborough’s Warship Week. This welcome investment in support of the effort has been secured through the good offices of Mr. J. H Dunk, secretary of the collieries.

Mr T. F. S. Brass, M.A. (Cantab), Assoc. M. Inst. C.E., M. I Min. E., agent and general manager of the Houghton Main Colliery Company. Ltd., Barnsley, has been appointed a director of the company.

The Bishop of Sheffield (Dr. L. S. Hunter) emphasises in his monthly letter to his diocese the importance of ordinary church folk being properly informed about the work of the Church for which their financial support is asked.

George Hirst, famous Yorkshire and England cricketer, who once achieved the record feat of taking 200 wickets and scoring 2000 runs in one season, will be speaking in the “Giants of Sport ‘ series in the Forces programme at p.m. to-day (Friday).

The first substantial contribution in the Manchester Warship Week, amounting to £1.500,000, was subscribed by the Co-operative Movement on Saturday last. This contribution raises the total sum subscribed by the Co-operative Movement to £118 millions.

Lieut. Julian Warde-Aldam, third son of Colonel and Mrs. St. Andrew Warde-Aldam, of Hooton Pagnell Hall, has sent a postcard to his parents saying that he is a prisoner of war in Italy. Lieut. Warde-Aldam is in the Coldstream Guards, and nothing had been heard of him since he was reported missing some months ago.