Obituary – Mr Cyrus Scholfield

December 1930

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 26 December 1930

Obituary – Mr Cyrus Scholfield

The death occurred on Monday of Mr Cyrus Scolfield of Fern Dale House, Hallgate, Mexborough

Mr Scholfield, who was aged 82 years old, worked for 67 years in coal mines, mostly at Denaby Main.

Born at Brayton, near Selby, in 1848 he was brought by his parents at the age of 11 to Waterloo near Leeds. A year later he signed on at the Waterloo Colliery as a donkey driver, and from that position rose to be assistant under manager. After 10 years at the Waterloo colliery he commenced work on the old north-eastern Railway as a fireman. Nine months later, at Leeds, he took up work on the old Yorkshire and Lancashire Railway. However, he returned to coal mining and went as a sinker to Woodlessford, near Normanton full, then to Lofthouse, and finally came to Denaby Main as a shaft repairer when Mr Warburton was manager.

By homestudy Mr Scholfield passed examinations and received a position as deputy at Denaby Main and in 1970 was raised to the position of assistant under manager, which he held until his retirement three years ago.

During his long service at Denaby colliery he earned the esteem and respect of the all of the staff, and the late Mr W H Chambers held him in particularly high regard. During his early residence in Mexborough, Mr Scholfield associated himself with the work of the Mexborough Hospital, for many years as a member of the General Committee and a trustee.

The funeral is to take place at Mexborough Cemetery on Saturday.