Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 28 June 1941
There are over 1,200 men and women from Mexborough serving in H.M. Forces.
Archdeacon R. W. Stannard was on Sunday inducted to the living of High Melton.
Preacher at Mexborough Parish Church Patronal Festival on Tuesday was the new Vicar of High Melton, the Ven. R. W. Stannard.
An August Bank Holiday Monday attraction at Mexborough will be a gala in aid of the town’s Active Services Comforts Fund.
Sunday, June 22nd, was the 25th anniversary of the deed which won the Victoria Cross for Sapper William Hackett, of Mexborough.
A twelve-year-old girl, Eileen Woodcock, of Darfteld, who saved two children from the River Dearne at Darfteld was commended at an inquest at Darfield on Iris Lenton (5), the daughter of Albert Edward Lenton, a soldier, of New Street, Darfteld.
What troubles the small boy of to-day is the problem of how to spend his Saturday penny. ‘They hadn’t any sweets and they hadn’t any ‘ pop,’ and they hadn’t any ice-cream,” said one as he returned from a shopping expedition, ” so I got weighed.”— ” Yorkshire Post.”
Mr. J. W. Hattersley, formerly one of the principals of the Mexborough firm of Messrs. J. W. and E. Hattersley, solicitors, who is living in retirement in the South of England, is making a satisfactory recovery from a serious illness.
Mr. J. A. Hall, Yorkshire miners’ president on Wednesday denied a report that his Executive had recommended members to work throughout the summer without a break. He said branches were deciding this week whether to take a staggered holiday or a full week’s holiday.