Marconigrams – July 12th 1941

July 1941

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 12 July 1941


The paper shortage is becoming very acute and is likely to develop into a famine.

The tobacco manufacturers of Great Britain have appealed to all smokers to ration their ” smoking.”

Mr. Percy Booth (58), a member of a well known Conisborough family, has died at Nahway, New Jersey, U.S.A.

Commander C. B. Fry, one of the world’s finest cricketers, of his day, is to address a public meeting at Sheffield City Hall on Saturday evening.

Domestic coal is now restricted to one ton of coal per month, except under licence from the local Fuel Controller. A consumer with two tons in stock must not be supplied with more.

The Ladies’ Committee of the Mexborough Montagu Hospital have arranged a garden party to be held next Thursday afternoon and evening in the hospital grounds. Everyone interested in hospital work is invited.

Mr. D. N. Plitt, K.C., M.P., is to be the chief speaker at a meeting to discuss the case of Mr. John Mason to be held at Mexborough on July 19th. Mr. Mason was recently released after having been for some months under detained the Defence Regulations.

Representatives from all South and West Yorkshire local Savings Committees will meet today (Friday) at the Town Hall, Sheffield, where a conference is being held to discuss the new summer savings campaign. Mr. Wilfred Brooke, J.P., of Rotherham, will take the chair.

Asked at a meeting at Brampton what was the official attitude to the suggestion that Yorkshire miners should work five days a week instead of six, making up the lost hours by working longer shifts, Mr. J. A. Hall, the Yorkshire Miners’ President, said it was a matter for the branches to decide.

Wednesday, July 9th, was the 29th anniversary of the Cadeby explosion, when in the underground workings 88 employees lost their lives, many in a brave endeavour to save their comrades. Flowers were placed under the memorial tablet which commemorates the explosion) in Denaby Parish Church.

Several weekly newspapers in the West Riding of Yorkshire last week increased the price of their newspapers from 2d. to 3d. per copy. In 1841-100 years .go—the Hull and Yorkshire —Times, then a weekly newspaper, sold at 4 ½ d. per copy and, in addition was franked with a Government stamp of 1d., making the total cost 5 ½ d. per copy.

An exhibition of posters from Dearne, Conisborough and Mexborough in connection with the  National Poster Exhibition, which has been organised by the National Savings Movement, will be held at Mexborough Secondary School on Saturday, 19th. The exhibition will be open from 10 a.m., but the formal opening ceremony will be performed at 2 p.m. by Mr. H. Thomas Smith, headmaster of Rotherham School of Art. Coun. D. Sheldon, chairman of Conisborough Savings Committee, has been invited to preside.