Marconigrams – June 10th 1911

June 1911

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 10 June 1911


The Local Government Board have agreed to allow the West Riding County Council to increase the rate to 3 ½ in the £ for secondary education purposes.

An effort is to be made to establish a juvenile section in connection with Mexborough Carnegie Free Library.

Whit Monday was this year the hottest within living memory.

Mr H Cusworth, for nine years underground manager of the Silkstone seam of the Hoyland and Silkstone Colliery has been appointed to a similar position at the Cadeby Colliery.

The annual meeting of the Swinton and District Licensed Pictures Football League will be held at the station Hotel, Swinton, tonight (Friday).

We are informed that the late Mrs Soar did not undergo an operation, as mentioned last week.

The Tramway Companies charabanc service at Wath is now giving every satisfaction.

The River Don is now giving off pestilential smells.

Swinton water supply has this week been again restricted, and is now turned off at 4 p.m.

The Mexborough Attendance Officer reports that there are 2,890 houses in Mexborough.

The sporting critics are loud in their praise of the magnificent fielding of Alban Turner, the Hickleton Main cricket will play for Yorkshire at Manchester this week.

On Wednesday Alban Turner took a catch which has been described by veterans as among the most wonderful ever seen on a cricket ground.

The Reverend WJ Cole, vicar of St Mary’s Sheffield, let loose the cat among the pigeons at the Ruri- Decanal conference at Mexborough when he attacked the church bazaar as “an iniquitous way of raising money for God’s work.”

The Mexborough and Swinton Churches, with several others in the vicinity, have been relieved of debt almost solely from the sources.

We understand that there is to be a public meeting Denaby, to protest against the proposal to disestablish the Church in Wales.

A meeting of these Special Sports Committee of the Mexborough Cricket Club will be held this (Friday) evening at 830, at the Commercial Hotel.

Miss Nell Green of Swinton, the dainty dancer, is billed to appear at the hippodrome, Goldthorpe on Monday next