Marconigrams – June 17th, 1911

June 1911

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 17 June 1911


The water supply at Mexborough and Swinton has been restricted. Consumers are urged to exercise every economy.

The drought in this district is having a very severe effect on the crops

Harvesting commenced last week at old Denaby.

A correspondent urges the necessity of Swinton and Mexborough combining to establish baths.

“Wombwell” writes suggesting the formation of co-operative banks, for the use small traders requiring capital.

The will of Mr William Waite, aged 68 , of Gore Hill, Wath , Grocer  has been proved at £2,658

Important alterations are to be made at Mexborough Theatre during the recess. Orchestra stores have been arranged, and other alterations to add to the comfort of playgoers.

A burglary took place at Mexborough Theatre on Sunday night, when an unsuccessful attempt was made to force open the safe. A few shillings and a few packages of chocolate were all that the intruders could secure.

The Hospital Committee are making a big effort this Feast week to pay off the x-ray debt et cetera. We trust their enterprise will be rewarded.

District Chief Superintendent W.H.Chambers, superintendent H.S. Witty, Honorary surgeon J.J. Huey, with other members of the Denaby Division of the St John Ambulance Brigade, and 16 nursing sisters will be on special duty in London on Coronation Day .

Mr W.H. Chambers, Managing Director of the Denaby and Cadeby Collieries Co Ltd as, we are pleased to learn, received a staff appointment in connection with the St John ambulance Brigade. He now occupies a position of District Chief Superintendent