War News – Gas Mask Appeal and Sirens

May 1941

Mexborough & Swinton Times May 10

War News – Gas Mask Appeal and Sirens

Gas Mask Appeal

An appeal, signed by Mr. B. H. Pickering, Mr. E. T. Hardy and Mr. D. Cowburn on behalf of the employers and by Mr. Ben Roberts, J.P.., Mr. J. Madin and Mr. I. Houghton on behalf of the Yorkshire Miners Association, has been posted at the Cadeby Main Colliery urging all workmen employed at the colliery to carry their gas masks, to wear them frequently and to make periodical examinations of them to ensure that they are in good condition.


The Council Surveyor (Mr. H. Thirlwall) reported to a recent meeting of the A.R.P. Committee that permission had not been granted for a siren to be installed at Conisborough Police Station, but it had been agreed that one should be installed at Conanby and a site had been selected.

Permission had not been given for a siren to be installed at Lowfield House, Denaby Main.  The Surveyor stated that he had referred the matter to the Superintendent of Police, who was taking the matter up with the authorities concerned.