South Yorkshire Times July 29, 1946
Miners Need More Beer
Conisbrough Club Representatives to Petition 3 Ministers
a meeting of representatives of working men’s clubs in Conisbrough and Denaby, was held at the Miners Welfare Institute, Denaby, on Tuesday, to discuss uniformity of hours local clubs for the sale of beer during the present beer shortage.
the meeting, called by officials of the Welfare Institute, was attended by representatives from the Welfare Institute, Denaby Main Institute, Northcliffe Club, Mona Club and Conisbrough Social Club, who decided that, on behalf of the mining community of Conisbrough and Denaby, Mr Tom Hill, president of the Welfare Institute, should address appeals to Mr Shinwell (Minister of Mines), Mr Strachey (Minister of Food) and Mr Tom Williams as the local M.P.
“Mr Hill told a” South Yorks Times” reporter yesterday that he was pointed out to the Ministers of Mines and Food, the fact that this was a 98% mining community, all four generations are regarded beer as their natural beverage are looked upon it as a means of replacing perspiration lost underground.
He was asking the Minister of Food to press for a retention of the 100% supply of beer for mining communities.
Mr Hill added that to obviate the necessity of closing the Welfare on Saturday for the sale of beer it had been decided that the hours of opening during the week should be from 1 pm to 3 pm and from 8 to 10 pm from Monday to Saturday (inclusive) and from 12 to 2 pm and 8 to 10 pm on Sundays.
Hours at the other clubs, with exception of the Mona Club, had been fixed on similar lines.