No Church Parade – Little Public Interest

November 1936

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 13, 1936

No Church Parade
Little Public Interest

For the first time since its inception there was no church parade on remembrance Sunday at Conisborough. This may be due to the decline of the British Legion here and the fact that Conisborough has at present no vicar (the rev. W. J. T. Pascoe having just left for a new living). The vicar has had a lot to do with the parade.

Special services were held at the Parish Church by the clergy who are carrying on during the interregnum, in the morning and evening, but there was no afternoon service.

The S.J.A.B. did organise a parade, and the members were accompanied by Nursing Sisters and a few ex-servicemen, in afternoon, from Brook Square to the war memorial, where messrs. R. J. Troughton and J. I. Webster were also present. There the resident Methodist minister said prayers, and two verses from “O God, our help in ages past” were sung, and a wreath on behalf of the S.J.A.B. was laid at the foot of the memorial by Sgt Pemberton.

The attendance of the general public was the smallest on record.