Marconigrams – November 28th, 1942

November 1942

South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 28 November 1942


Mr. H. Charlesworth, of Wombwell, a member of the Dearne Board, has suggested that Italian and German of should be employed In the lead drainage schemes.

Major Lloyd George, Minister of Fuel and Power, said at Manchester on Wednesday that orders for several million pounds’ worth of mining machinery had been placed in America. “I am hoping to get as much as can be spared for us early in the new year,” he said.

A Ministry of Labour announcement says that while it hoped conditions will permit of two days holiday breaks in industry during the forthcoming Christmas-New Year season, either Friday and Saturday (December 25th and 26th) or Friday and Saturday (January 1st and 2nd) these dates may be varied to meet special local circumstances.

Last year the Ladies’ Committee of the Montagu Hospital, Mexborough, raised £332 by the Silver Gift Tree effort. The target this year is £400 and the event will take place at the Hospital on Thursday. December 10th. Mrs. Squires, the ladies’ honorary secretary, will be pleased to receive monetary gifts, large or small equally acceptable, and especially from those who are not regular subscribers to the Hospital Funds.

Yorkshire contributed five to the total number of seventy-five convictions for cruelty to animals obtained by the R.S.P.C.A. during the month of October. This compares with a total number of sixty-seven convictions last month and 58 for August. The chief increase is in horses. 25 convictions being secured during October as against 17 In September. Sheep have fallen from eleven to four, but dogs have risen from seven to thirteen. Five persons were disqualified from keeping a dog or holding a dog licence for life as against three last month.

The target for the Mexborough Parish Church Gift Day to-morrow (Saturday) is £250.

It is hoped to arrange the exchange of plaques in connection with Swinton’s Warship Week early next month.

A pithead canteen was opened at Darfield Main Colliery on Wednesday by Dr. H. S. Houldsworth. Regional Controller under the Ministry of Fuel and Power.

A presentation was made on Saturday to Mr. C. J. Pickett, in recognition of twenty years’ voluntary service as Corps secretary of the Denaby St. John Ambulance Brigade.

George Fowler (63), dataller, of Pearson Field, Wombwell, whose left arm was torn off when It was caught in machinery at Darfield Main Colliery, died in Barnsley Beckett Hospital.

The wedding took place at Whiston on Saturday of Mr. D. M Ogles, of Conisbrough, and Miss M. E. Lovett, of Rotherham, both members of well known South Yorkshire families.

There are good prospects of an early Improvement In Swinton’s water supply, following arrangements for a temporary supplementary supply, which are being made with the co-operation of Rotherham Borough Council and Rawmarsh Urban Council.