Marconigrams – October 21st, 1932

October 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 21 October 1932


Since 1925 a fifth of the British coal mines have gone out of production.

The Mexborough Chamber of Trade has postponed its proposed Shopping Week until next October.

The membership of the Yorkshire Mine Workers’ Association fell from 166,775 in 1924 to 98,262 in 1931.

Summer Time will last a fortnight longer next year—from April 9th to October 8th, a period of 183 days.

The Mexborough Urban Council have reduced their rate by fourpence to 7s. 4d., their lowest rate since 1919.

The West Riding County Council have agreed to purchase the Denaby and Cadeby Colliery Company’s schools.

“To a point of order, sir,” said the defendant at Barnsley on Wednesday when committed to prison for two months.

Tom Symister, the old Hickleton Main cricketer, has been accidentally killed by a fall from a building in Sydney, N.S.W.

The Manvers Main colliery offices are being enlarged and the new accommodation includes a board room for the directors.

The scheme for the widening of Doncaster Road, Mexborough, at an estimated cost of £20,000, has been postponed on grounds of economy.

A shoemaker charged recently with bigamy expressed a preference for his second wife. Every cobbler should stick to his last.— “Punch.”

“An optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty; a pessimist sees a difficulty in every opportunity.” Rev. R. J. Jones. Wombwell.

A local misogynist this week unluckily wasted his money on a performance in the Montgomery Hall, Sheffield, of what he misread as “The Battered Bride.”

The Swinton and Mexborough Gas Board has issued a precept on the Mexborough and Swinton ‘Urban District Councils of £1,100 to cover the loss on the last year’s working.

The showing of “Black Diamonds” at the Barnsley Alhambra next week will be heralded and advertised by a procession of pit ponies and pony drivers from the Hickleton Main Colliery, where some of the film was “shot.”

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.

Fred Hadwen’s Overcoats.

Splendid value, 37e. 6d. in Blue Melton ready-to-wear, 50s. and 65s. Fred can build you a real beauty at a handy price, a coat that is reliable in any company, looks gentlemanly and wears well. Ladies, you should have your coats built by Fred Hadwen. Fur collars to suit all tastes and pockets.— High Street, Mexborough; Wombwell and Barnsley.