Marconigrams – July 15th, 1922

July 1922

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 15 July 1922


In Honolulu, a new use has been found for the aeroplane, that of sowing seed.

The Kilnhurst Hospital Sunday demonstration has been fixed for August 6.

The Wombwell Urban Council have passed a resolution supporting the proposed “cut” in Summer Time.

A garage and two full-size charabancs were completely destroyed by fire at Goldthorpe Yesterday.

A relief movement has been started at Goldthorpe to alleviate acute distress in that neighbourhood.

A Darfield scripture class were asked: “what is a Christian?” and a young cynic replied: “A Hypocrite.”

The fifth annual West Riding Constabulary Sports will be held on the Wath Athletic Ground on Saturday, July 22.

The West Riding Education Committee have decided to prepare plans for new Schools at Thurnscoe, Greasborough and Maltby.

Mr W.Acer Adams, the New Surveyor to the Bolton Urban Council, Was Welcomed at the Monthly Meeting of the Council on Tuesday Evening.

The Manvers Main Collieries Ltd Are Constructing a Light Railway, 3 ½ Miles in Length, via Adwick on Dearne, to their Barnburgh Colliery.

The Mexborough and Swinton Tramway Company and the Barnsley Electric Traction Company are each proposing to put on a new multiple service between Mexborough and Goldthorpe.

A civil action is pending and when he heard at the Assizes now sitting at Leeds between the Yorkshire Hennebique company and the Wath Council, arising out of the Wath Sewage Works contract.

Mr F.E. Hall was this week appointed Clerk to the Mexborough Urban District Council, by 7 votes to 6 cast for the other candidate Mr D.H. Smythe, deputy clerk to the Council.

The Dearne Valley Light Railway scheme was again attacked at this week’s meeting of the Wombwell Council, and one of its defenders, Mr G Mellor, described the route as a “golden route.”

The township of Bolton on Dearne is now happily free from the epidemic of enteric, which is prevailed for so many months, from July 1921 to the end of June 1922. There were 387 cases, 42 of them proving fatal.

The “buffaloes” of the district, from Conisbrough to Wombwell, are holding a special service in the Swinton Parish Church on Sunday afternoon, July 23, to be conducted by the Vicar of Swinton, Doctor Hutchinson, who is a member of the Order.