South Yorkshire Times, September 1st, 1951
Aggregate attendance at Yorkshire matches this season was 288,382, including 88,467 at the Test Match. Last year’s attendance was 300,206 when there was no Test.
GEC Magnet Athletic and Social Club (Swinton) gardening section held their first horticultural show on Saturday.
Yorkshire C.C.C.’s net gate receipts for the season total £10,046 – a drop of approximately 5,000 on last season. Revenue from the Headingley Test Match is not included in this figure.
Three million retirement pensioners, over 100,000 widowed mothers as well as many parents drawing other National Insurance benefits will draw bigger cash pensions and benefits from the first week of September.
A Denaby and District Sports Day which had been arranged for to-morrow (Saturday) by Denaby and Cadeby Tom Hill Youth Club, has had to be cancelled due to the lack from local Youth Clubs.
William Deacon’s Bank Ltd., announce that their secretary Mr. Alan Wildgoose will be retiring at the end of September after 44 years’ service. He will be succeeded by Mr. William Philip Lockley, at present an Assistant Manager at their London office.
New proposals on pay and employment for clerks at pit and National Coal Board offices have been prepared after six weeks’ deliberations by a committee of representatives of the N.C.B. and three unions.
A freak storm, bringing with it hail and torrential rain, caused flooding on the Mexborough – Rotherham Road at Swinton on Sunday night. Water rose quickly at two points in the road, and trolley buses were held up for about 15 minutes until the water subsided.
John Ward, of Mexborough, has another date on the B.B.C. Children’s Hour on Sunday in a play about St. Aidan, “Apostle of England.” John takes the part of Cedd.
Staggering of working hours for industry in the Sheffield, Rotherham and Mexborough areas will be re-introduced this winter. The District Committee of the Regional Board for Industry, meeting in Sheffield on Monday, decided to accept the board’s recommendation for “staggering” to ease the electricity load at critical peak times. Staggering will be in force from November 1st to March 31st and will involve a late shift once a week for industry.
An appeal for more rapid progress in the coal industry, to avoid suffering this winter and to keep the wheels of industry turning, was made on Monday by Sir Hubert Houldsworth, K. C., The new Chairman of the National coal Board. “People who shiver this winter will not be warmed by the better prospects of five years hence. Industry, which may be in difficulty this winter, will not be able to keep the wheels turning by surveying the more distant prospects.”