Marconigrams – October 14th, 1932

October 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 14 October 1932


There are 124 coal mines operating under the Coal Mines Act in South Yorkshire.

“There,” said the editor gloomily, as the funeral passed the office window, “goes our reader.”

The income of the Yorkshire Mine Workers Association for 1931 was £185,143, and the expenditure £122,694.

The film, “Black Diamonds,’ is now released to the provinces and is to be shown at the Barnsley Alhambra on October 27.

“Smallpox is now definitely a disease of those who prefer it to vaccination.”—Dr. T. N. V. Potts, West Riding County Medical Officer.

The comedian smiled roguishly. “When,” he said, loudly, “is an actor not an actor?” “Nine times out of ten,” retorted someone in the gallery.

“Victim” pay disbursed by the Yorkshire Mine Workers’ Association in 1931 was £10,177. The average for the past eleven years is £3,279.

A suggestion that young married couples who squabbled and came to court should be sent home and spanked, was made by a solicitor at Pontefract, on Saturday.

Dr. E. E. Dufty, of Maltby, has been appointed County Surgeon to the No. 5 District, St. John Ambulance Brigade, in succession to Dr. J. J. Huey, of Mexborough, appointed Assistant Commissioner.

The latest hold-up trick is reported from the Ackworth district. The method is to travel on the last bus and when all other passengers have alighted annex the takings from the conductor at the pistol point. Sir.

Mr. Marshall Hattersley, Ll.B., president of the Mexborough Rotary Club, addressed the annual conference of the joint districts of Yorkshire and the North-East at Harrogate last week-end, on “Vocational Service.”

Brookfield Nurseries, Swinton, have now premises at the top of Church Street, Swinton, where the finest flowers, seeds or fruit may be obtained. Stall in Mexborough covered market. Plant bulbs now for early spring flowering.