Marconigrams – July 25th, 1942

July 1942

South Yorkshire Times – July 25, 1942


A pithead canteen is to be opened at Dearne Valley Colliery, Little Houghton, on Wednesday, July 29th.

Worsborough U.D.C. have decided not to hold meetings durng the month of August. Wombwell U.D.C. have observed this rule for several years.

Buses of a new type will soon  be seen. They are designed to save petrol, can seat more than 40 and have more room for standing passengers.

The B. B. C. has decided to ban crooners of both sexes, slushy, over-sentiments songs and dance band versions of the classics.

Rationed sweets can be bought from next Sunday, and in the first four weeks of the new rationing period everyone will be entitled to half a pound of chocolates and confectionery.

Ex-Sergt.-Instructor Leonard Hutton, the England and Yorkshire cricketer, has informed the Ministry of Pensions that he has accepted a post with the Royal Engineers as a civilian inspector of works and buildings.

Lieut. W. E. Bowes, the Yorkshire and England cricketer, is a prisoner of war in German hands. He was recently reported missing in Libya, and on Tuesday his wife received a telegram from the War Office stating that he was taken prisoner during Rommel’s recent advance.

Wath Hospital Sunday Committee’s recent effort for the Montagu Hospital realised £175 and a cheque for this amount was handed to Mr. A. R. Martin (Chairman of the Board of Management) at a gathering at the Hospital on Saturday by Mr. C. Dyson (treasurer of the Wath Committee).

A call for still greater efforts by farmers for 1943, which he considered might be the crucial year of the war, was made by Mr. Tom Williams, Joint Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Agriculture, at a demonstration of cropping for milk and clean milk production at Tong Hall Farm, near Leeds, on Saturday.

Women sorters at the G.P.O. In London have just handled their thirty millionth airgraph letter. Since the introduction of the service about a year ago its popularity has steadily increased and now about 90,000 messages each way daily are being dealt with. Although the bulk of the mail is to and from the Forces, nearly a million and a half civilian airgraphs have been received from India.