Marconigrams – October 07th, 1932

October 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 07 October 1932


Yo-Yo competitions are popular items of indoor “social” programmes.

Last week-end there were bandit “‘holdups” at Conisborough and at Beighton.

The proposed visit of the rector of Stoffkey to Mexborough is “off,” and he is back in his Blackpool barrel.

The Wath Urban District Council on Wednesday decided to continue the district rate at 9s. in the £.

A leek measuring 30 cubic inches was the “champion” of the Thurnscoe Coronation Club’s annual show on Saturday.

Over three hundred applications have been received for the post of caretaker of the new infant school at Mexborough.

“I really believe,” says a prominent South Yorkshire mining official, “that we have passed the worst and are in for a good winter.”

The Mitre Press has just issued at 7s. 6d. a novel “On Broken Pinion,” by the Rev. Frank Hutchinson, rector of Barningham, Suffolk, formerly vicar of Swinton. ”

Mr. Joseph Taylor, a Wombwell shoemaker, is still following his trade at the age of 89, and it is claimed for him that he is the oldest working “cobbler” in the world.

Mr. J. Ledger Hawksworth, who has been engaged in local government for thirty-nine years, has accepted an invitation from the Thurnscoe Urban District Council to continue in office as Clerk for another year.

Doncaster ratepayers are to be allowed to pay their rates by instalments.

Canon Sorby, rector of Darfield, and Mrs. Sorby are going to India to spend a holiday with their two sons and daughter, and expect to be away for six weeks.

For the second quarter of the year the Yorkshire coalfield returned a profit of £83,718. Only Yorkshire, Derbyshire, and Nottinghamshire produced at a profit; there were heavy deficits in Scotland, Northumberland, Durham, and South Wales.

Bulbs—Hyacinths, Dabs, Tulips. Plant now for early Spring flowering. Largest stock in district at Brookfield Nurseries, Swinton, also covered market, Mexborough. Opening shortly top of Church Street, Swinton, as first class Fruiterers, Florists, and Seedsmen.