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April 1964 saw month a ‘Beatle’ Hat was found down Cadeby Pit
A Conisbrough Naturalist was going to Iceland
and former residents returned from Canada and New York
A link to the past is lost when St Chad’s is demolished
Denaby United remain rooted to the bottom of the Midland League
although a 2-9 score ‘wasn’t one sided’
Conisbrough C.C. open their new Pavilion
and Ivanhoe are winning again

In March 1941 Conisborough held its best ever Parade
and hands over the Spitfire cheque
Children impressed with Posters about the War
and Conisborough and Denaby reach their target to buy 3 Bombers
A Miner is crushed and suffocates with his False Teeth
and there’s an inquest on the death of another miner
The Ministry of Food reject a request for extra rations
and there’s a thin case for the slaughter of pigs
There’s more exploits of local men in the front line
and pictures of weddings from these times

Fund Raising was important in Conisborough & Denaby in February 1941
The Spitfire Fund ended with over £1,000 raised
The District geared up for the War Weapons week
with the highlight a letter from Douglas Bader
The target was to raise £60,000 for 3 Bombers;
The ‘Conisborough Castle’, the ‘Denaby ‘
and one to be named by school children
And there’s a presentation to a Postman,
Fire Watching Orders, News from the Front
and another miner is killed at Denaby Main

As the War enters its Second year Canon Eddershaw’s Message
Tells the severe position England was in at that time
To be met with defiance and determination echoed by the Home Guard
The Weslyan Church holds a Xmas Party for 130 Evacuee Children
and we hear more stories from soldiers at the front
The Spitfire fund passes the £1,000 mark helped
by a successful Messerschmitt 109 exhibition at the Station Hotel
There’s a Fatal Accident as Lorries collide
And a man commits suicide at the Butterbusk crossing