Marconigrams – January 20th, 1912

January 1912

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 20 January 1912


It is reported that a new picture Hall is to be owned at Wath.

The Mexborough Market patrols last year amounted to £392 9s 3d.

The new manager of the Mexborough Theatre commenced his duties on Monday.

The first of a series of mining lectures was given at Swinton on Wednesday evening.

The annual meeting of the Mexborough Cricket and athletic club will be held on Tuesday evening.

The Mexborough Hockey Club are holding a dance in the new Adwick Road schools on Wednesday, February 7th.

Although the population Mexborough is increasing the number of schoolchildren now on the register less than last year.

Some interesting detail of the armies of Mr George Middleton, a versatile Mexborough postman, are printed in another column.

The Denaby Main Corps of the Saint John ambulance Association will supply the Ambulance staff at the forthcoming Royal Additional Show at Doncaster.

Companies have been made at the Mexborough people do not support the Ambulance movement as enthusiastically as they might do.

Miss Montague has been asked to accept the findings of Lady Superintendent of the Mexborough Division of the Denaby Ambulance Corps.

The Mexborough Revision on making an effort – which will probably take the shape of a whist drive a nd dance, to purchase a litter, at a cost of £17.

The rush for coal this week has been terrific, reports a Mexborough coal dealer, who could not cope with is orders.

A well-known Swinton, and a huge stock in hand ready for the emergency, and his clients were satisfied as fast as they came along.

An important sale Mexborough and Swinton property will take place at the Montagu Arms Hotel, Mexborough, on Thursday evening next.

Mexborough Council, by the narrow majority of one vote, have sanctioned the commencement of a baths scheme estimated cost £4500.

Mr Jack Edwards, a young Mexborough baritone and a pupil of Miss Edith Allen, made a successful appearance at Rotherham on Sunday last.

The death has taken place in London of Mrs FH Taylor, formerly of Middlewood Hall Darfield, mother of Mr C.H. Taylor, of Hampole Priory.

We regret to learn that Doctor Hatherley, the medical Officer of health and Swinton, is still confined to his residence, owing to a severe attack of rheumatism.

The annual dinner of the Denaby Main Corps of the Saint John ambulance Brigade will be held at Denaby Main Hotel on Saturday, January 27 at 7 p.m.

The Goldthorpe Fire Brigade and a large number of Bolton councillors and friends spent a happy time on the occasion of their inaugural dinner last Thursday.

At the mining conference held at Birmingham on Thursday, the result of the ballot was announced, and showed an overwhelming majority in favour of a general stoppage.

An effort has been made by the officials of the amalgamated Association of Tramway and Vehicle Workers to organise the Mexborough, Doncaster and Barnsley tramway men.

A number of petty burglary reported in the Mexborough district, been keenly investigated by the police, and in connection with which developers may be expected shortly.

A Café chantant is announced to be held on Thursday evening next in connection with the Doncaster Rd, School, Mexborough, the proceeds of which are to be set apart for the new School Library.

Mr W.H. Chambers on the Denaby and Cadeby collieries, as last as to contradict the false report that the Denaby pit is in a serious state owing to a spreading gob fire. The pit is perfectly safe.

We understand that Mr C. E. Scorah from the staff of the Mexborough branch, will take charge of the new branch of the Sheffield Banking Company at Doncaster which will be open towards the end of February.

The contemplated widening of the Great Central Railway between Mexborough and Conisbrough should bring about long desired improvements to Mexborough station, and a bridge of the railway in place of the present level crossing at Denaby.

Some very interesting musical services are to be held in connection with the Oxford Rd, Church (Mexborough) Choir Festival, on Sunday next. Miss Chilton (Barnsley), contralto, and Mr John E Harper (Mexborough), Bass, are the soloist, and the Oxford Road Male Voice Choir are to make their debut.

A conviction was obtained at Doncaster Court on Saturday by the Denaby and Cadeby Colliery Company against a man who had paid out wages to those working with him on licensed premises. Proper pay sheds are provided for this purpose and the case was brought as a warning to others to stop the practice.