“V-Day” Will Be Play Day at Denaby

December 1946

South Yorkshire Times, December 28, 1946

“V-Day” Will Be Play Day at Denaby.

Denaby and Cadeby Main Collieries will “play” on New Year’s Day and Vesting Day celebrations at the two pits will go forward as announced in last week’s “South Yorkshire Times.”

By long-standing practice January 1st has been taken as an official holiday at the collieries, and a decision was made at meetings on Sunday of the respective branches of the National Union of Mineworkers to continue to observe the custom this year.

Conisbrough Urban Councils bath committee during the weekend approved a suggestion that they dance they had originally arranged at a New Year’s Eve ball at the Bath’s Hall, Denaby, should become the vesting day dance, with an admission fee of 1 shilling (5p) as desired by the joint pit production committee.

During the dance Messrs J. Halford (manager, Denaby Main Colliery), A. Hardy (Manager Of Cadeby Main and Coun. R.H. Shepard and I. Houghton (branch presidents) and Couns D. Shelton and G. Cheshire (Chairman and Vice Chairman of Conisbrough Urban Council) will select a Vesting Day Queen.

At Manvers main colliery celebrations will include floodlighting of the pithead gear.