Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 27 March 1931
The next issue of this paper will appear Thursday, April 2nd.
Developments are taking place in the Beamshaw Beam at Houghton Main Colliery.
“Some of the books on the market to-day are fit only for the fireback.”–The Rector of Wombwell.
Wombwell Main Colliery was sank in 1854 and said to be the oldest coal mine in the Wombwell area.
It is claimed that the West Riding Miners’ Permanent Relief Society is the wealthiest organization of its kind in the country.
A letter from a Havercroft mother asking the bench to give her son the birch was read at Barnsley Polio* Court on Wednesday.
This week 14,368 persons have received unemployment pay through the Mexborough Employment Exchange and its branches.
‘You have been good lads,” said Mr. A. Carr, chairman of the Swinton Urban Council, to his colleagues at the close of the final meeting of the municipal year.
A lark will rim toile height of air thousand feet. Considering the number of bed poems that are addressed to it in the spring we can hardly blame it.—” Punch.”
The British output of coal for the week ended March 14th was 4,543,400 tons, a reduction on the previous week of 43,000 tons. The Yorkshire output was 752,200 tons.
The Rev. L. E. Meredith, formerly of Canterbury Cathedral, will instituted vicar of Wath-on-Dearne to-morrow afternoon, by the Bishop of Sheffield.
County Council by-elections in the Cudworth, Darfield and Elsecar divisions will take place on Saturday, April 2S, and nominations will close on Friday, April 17.
The biggest order ever placed in England by a single motorist has been given by an Indian Maharajah for £10,000 worth of British cars, including a “baby” fire engine.
The weekly return issued by the Ministry of Labour shows a reduction of 52,104 in the number of registered unemployed in Great Britain. The total on March 16 was 2,639,633.
The Council of the Yorkshire Mine Workers’ Association have appointed a committee to organise a testimonial to Mr. Herbert Smith, in recognition of his 23 years’ service as president.
The West Riding Education Committee on Tuesday rejected by a majority of one a recommendation that education authorities be empowered to provide boots and stockings for children in necessitous cases.
The Home Secretary announces that the Government have decided to include in their Bill regulating the opening of cinemas on Sundays a clause limiting the working week of those employed in cinemas to six days.
The draw in the Hospital’s Sweepstake on the Grand National took place on Tuesday in Dublin. The total receipts were £1,755,963, of which £1,181,815 is being distributed in prizes. The first prize is £354,444.
The National Wages Board’s award has been accepted by the three railway unions concerned: the National Union of Railwaymen, the Associated Society of Locomotive Engineers and Firemen, and the Railway Clerks’ Association.