Marconigrams – June 21st, 1941

June 1941

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 21 June 1941


A poster on a gable at Broomhill advertising a meeting to be held at Wombwell Conservative Club on March 5th, 1889, is still readable.

Lord Halifax, British Ambassador to the U.S.A., on Wednesday, received the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws at Yale University.

Reported killed in action in the Middle East is Trooper A. Haywood, of 9, Wombwell Main, whose father died of wounds received in the last war.

The Bishop of Sheffield is holding confirmations at Mexborough and Chapeltown Parish Churches on July 13th at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. respectively.

Mr. John Mason, of Mexborough, the Sheffield works’ shop steward, has been released after eleven months’ detention under a Defence Regulation.

Canon S. T. G. Smith, Vicar of Attercliffe and formerly Rector of Wombwell, underwent a serious operation early this month and is now making good progress.

Following the death of Coun. T. J. Gregory. Coun. J. T. E. Collins, youngest member of Conisborough Urban Council, is the ” father ” of the Council in years of service.

  1. Nevett, the jockey who rode Owen Tudor to success the Derby on Wednesday, is a private in the Army and has latterly been stationed at Wath-on-Dearne.

The next five weeks may be life or death for us all,” declared Mr. D. R. Grenfell, Secretary for Mines, at Barnsley on Saturday. He said coal was the one thing which stood between the nation and the greatest risk of disaster and defeat it had ever known, and he appealed to miners to produce record this year.