Marconigrams – March 9th, 1912

March 1912

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 09 March 1912


At Wath Council on Tuesday, plans were passed for the erection of sixteen houses.

Local railway facilities have been considerably curtailed owing to the great coal war.

There are 6000 financial members of the Yorkshire Miners Association in the Mexborough district.

It has been suggested that a public meeting shall be called to debate upon the future of Mexborough football.

The annual general meeting of the Denaby Cricket Club will be held at the Denaby Main Hotel tonight (Friday).

A number of petty thefts reported from Wath and West Melton, and a more serious burglary at esteem place at Mexborough.

The days of the traffic delay at the Denaby Crossings are apparently numbered.

During the present week, the Great Central company surveyors have been measuring up the locality with the view to forwarding their scheme of the new road and bridge.

Wath Council are not content with marking time only. Each monthly meeting seems to disclose some new progressive step forward.

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Council it was agreed to apply for £3150 to carry out certain water works extensions.

It has been definitely decided to widen Station Road at Conisborough and for this purpose the land required has been given.

Full reports of the miners and railwaymen and other workers mass meetings held this week are printed elsewhere in this issue.

The semi-final games between Kilnhurst Town and Hickleton Main have so far realised in game money £35, with the prospect of more to follow.

We understand that some enterprising Wombwell men have decided to provide a steam pleasure boat to ply for hire between Wombwell and Grimsby.

A letter from the Post Office authorities was read at a meeting of the Darfield Urban Council stating that it was proposed to open a telephone exchange at Wombwell.

There was a long discussion at the Doncaster Guardians meeting on Saturday relative to the removal of a patient in the Mexborough Hospital to the Workhouse.

Alderman Theobald of Doncaster, was a preacher Mexborough Congregational Church on Sunday last. The preacher next Sunday is County Councillor Brocklesby, of Conisborough.

The miner’s houses at Darfield are severely criticised in a report just issued by the Medical Officer of Health, on the grounds of their insanitary condition and the fewness of their numbers.

During a most interesting lecture on Town Planning, given at the Bolton Free Library, the lecturer remarked that “there would be no need for parks in cities if Town – Planning was adopted, as every house will possess a Park of its own.”

The semi-final of the Montagu Hospital Cup was attended by an unfortunate accident to a Kilnhurst player named Hayward, was removed to the institution suffering from a broken ankle. This, we believe, is the first case admitted to the hospital directly arising from the Charity Cup competition.