Thanks for Much Help At Denaby Old People’s Party

January 1960

South Yorkshire Times January 9, 1960

Thanks for Much Help

At Denaby Old People’s Party

At the Miners’ Welfare Institute on Tuesday the Denaby Over 60’s Club celebrated their 12th anniversary with a tea and social evening,

There was a good attendance of members and guests included Alderman Whitock, Chairman of the West Riding County Council Welfare Committee, Mr. R. Battye (West Riding Welfare Officer) Mrs. Mavis Hanson, W.V.S Organiser, Don Valley, Mr R. Miller (President of the club) and Mrs. miller, Councillor J. Stewart and Mts. Stewart, Lt. and Mrs. Hatcliffe (Salvation Army) Mr. and Mrs. L. Beecham, Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Burdett, Mr. and Mrs. T. Holcroft and Mr. S. Taylor.

Mrs. Mavis Hanson paid tribute to the work of Mrs. A. Jenkinson, and the W.V.S. members and committee members who worked voluntarily throughout the year for the benefit of the club.

Alderman Whitlock gave an account of some of his experiences in the work they undertook and paid tribute to all the various  workers behind the scenes did so much for the Darby and Joan and Over 60’s clubs.


Mrs. Jenkinson, the Club honorary Secretary on                behalf of the W.V.S. and committee members  . presented a bouquet to Mrs Hanson for her support, help and advice during the past year.

Mrs. Ross who for a considerable time was treasurer of the club and recently resigned, due to indifferent health, received a bouquet from Mrs. Hanson, from the club members and committee in appreciation of her Work.

Mrs. Bramley (Ella Payne), who does a great deal of entertaining at the various over 60’s Clubs and especially for the Denaby Club, was presented by Mrs. Hanson with a tea service, with the thanks and good wishes of the dub members for her kindness.

Old Members

Among the members attending were Mrs. Bates (91) Mrs. Goddard (85), Mrs. Bellamy (82), Mrs, Mee (82), Mrs. Bramley (81), Mrs. Shelton (80) years and Mrs Hansan (80).

The speakers all offered good, wishes to the members for a happy and prosperous New Year and Councillor Stewart tended an apology for the Chairman of the Conisbrough Council, who was unable to attend. He assured them that the Council were mindful their activities and would help when they could.

Mr. J. Scott, chairman of the club presided and extended a welcome and Mr R. Miller, president, ex-pressed pleasure at seeing so many able to attend and looking so well and happy. Tribute was paid by Mr. Scott and Mr. Haywood to the Welfare Trustees for all they did for the club throughout the year, and for the use of the concert room for their weekly gatherings.

Birthday Cake

A birthday cake was made and beautifully iced by Mrs, Boyes.

Entertainment was provided by the Conisbrough Glee Party conducted by Mr. J Titley, and several members sang solos. Ellis Payne entertained at the piano, and other items were given by Mrs M Hanley and J Logan and the Intake Doncaster Co-operative Guild Concert Party.

A vote of thanks was accorded to all who help, and to people who during the year help in various ways with gifts and entertainment.