Mexborough and Swinton Times, September 7.
Tim Roper Returns
Tim Roper, the well-known Denaby footballer, arrived at his home from South Africa on Thursday week.
Tim is fairly well considering that he is just recovering from an attack of enteric fever, through which he has been invalided home. A few friends met him at Conisborough station, and having visited his home he was met by a large crowd of personal friends and admirers, who congratulated him upon having returned home safe and well, as it were; and they adjourned to the clubhouse, the Reresby Arms where Tim related a few of his many steering scenes and incidents that he has encountered since last he saw his clubmates.
Judging by appearances I think there is no prospect of Tim taking his place in the team for some time to come.
Another, Denaby man, named J. Corbett, was in hospital when Tim left, suffering from an attack of enteric fever.
Mr T Weston, of the Reresby Arms, Hotel, Denaby, has this week received a present from Mr P. Prendergast, who is at present serving with the British forces. The gift takes the form of a very nice Testament, which at some future time, will be much prized as a relic of the Boer war.