South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 11 July 1942
Tributes to Official By Conisbrough Councillors
Sympathetic reference to the death of Mr. J. M. Goose, an official of Conisbrough Urban Council, for over 20 years, was made at Wednesday’s meeting of the Council.
The Chairman (Coun. R. A. Shephard) said Mr. Goose had been most willing and helpful. The Council could ill afford to lose him.
Coun. H. Gomersall said it was one of the most grievous losses the Council had sustained and many other councillors added their tributes, as did the Surveyor (Mr. H. Thirlwall), and the Clerk (Mr. R. W. Birch) .
Coun. A. Robinson said the amount of refuse brought out of shelters in Denaby during their cleansing was a disgrace. The public ought to be ashamed of themselves.
Coun. Gomersall, moving the minutes of the A.R.P. Committee, said it had been decided not to put gates on the shelters. It had been decided to post notices on the shelters holding the people using them responsible for keeping them clean.