Marconigrams – November 04th, 1932

November 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 04 November 1932


The Montagu Hospital received £1,400 in contributions last month.

The Post Office sold the fivre millionth wireless licence on Saturday.

Greece wants £1,000,000 worth of British coal and offers to pay in raisins.

Sir James Hinchclifte, chairman of the West Riding County Council, is to open the new infants’ school at Mexborough on February 23rd.

The vicar of Wath has arranged to devote his sermon on Sunday evening, November 13th, to answering questions on religion put to him by his parishioners.

Betty: Oh, mother! We had a lovely lesson about Mr. Adam and Mrs. Eve, and they lived so happily in the Garden of Eden till the wretched servant came.

The management committee of the Montagu Hospital have dropped the idea of putting the unemployed on a special contributor rate of a penny a week.

Mr. A. T. Thomson, managing director of Manvers Main Collieries, has agreed to address the Mexborough Chamber of Trade at Arcadia on Nov. 14th, on the coal quota scheme.

The Bishop of Sheffield has appointed the Rev. J. St. Leger Blakeney, M.A., rector of Wombwell, to be rural dean of Wath in succession to the Rev. Canon A. E. Sorby, M.A., rector of Darfield, who has resigned on the ground of ill-health.

Dr. Kenneth Kirk, a former Denaby curate, is included in the list of theologians appointed to deliver broadcast Sunday evening addresses throughout next year, on “God and the World through Christian eyes.”

The church council of St. Helen’s, Thurnscoe, has passed a resolution acquiescing in an exchange of benefices between the Rev. H. G. Wheeler, rector of Thurnecoe, and the Rev. L. D. Hughes, vicar of St. Andrew’s, Littherland, Liverpool.

If you are thinking of re-modelling your garden or just planting a few bulbs, first visit the Brookfield Nurseries, Swinton. Shop in Church Street, Swinton, and Mexborough covered market.

Poppies will be on sale in Conisborough church porch all day on Sunday.

The Countess of Mexborough is to visit Mexborough next Thursday to open a church bazaar.

Mr. Ernest Shaw, a member of an old Mexborough family, has been elected to the Doncaster Town Council.

The Mexborough Hippodrome, which has been closed for fifteen months, is shortly to be re-opened. having been re-leased to a proprietor of stock companies.