South Yorkshire Times April 1, 1950
Poor Housing Prospects for Old Denaby
Old Denaby Parishioners heard at their annual meeting on Tuesday that their chances of receiving new houses were remote, as in this year only one eligible application had been received from the village.
Top priority was being given to agricultural workers and miners, and there were no agricutural, workers needing a house the village.
There were protests that some of the houses were badly over crowded, but the Clerk (Mr E. Dunn), said the Ministry of Health ruled that unless a house was dangerous to life or limb it was deemed reasonable. If, however, the over crowding was such that the health of the occupants was affected an approach was be made to the Medical Officer of Health.