1877

January

In January there’s a concert for the Denaby Cricket Club
The Colliery sells off its Pit Horses
and there is perjury in the Tinned Rabbit Case

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February

February brings news of the depression in the Coal Trade
and 2 Colliers stealing a gun and an assault with a Thick Cloth

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March

The dispute at Denaby Main is aggravated by non union workers and excited by the miner’s wives as the employers try to reduce the miners pay.The glass blowers also assault a non union worker

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April

122 miners are summoned for the Riots which took place during the Denaby Main strike.
And clumsy thieves are prosecuted as they attempt to steal a Drake and a Duck

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May

A miner gets 9 months hard labour for his part in the Denaby Riots
and the Sheffield Literary and Philosophical Society discuss a paper on  the Castle at Conisborough

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June

Some glass bottle workers are prosecuted for attacking a ‘Black Sheep’
and a tunnel worker dies in Conisborough

 

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July

In July 1877 the Mexborough & Swinton Times published its first editions to include stories
About the death of a young miner at Denaby Main and the suspicious drowning of another miner at Swinton
A boy was kicked in the head by a runaway horse and the School Board electons take place
We read about the Methodist Anniversary and the Denaby Sunday School
And Brister’s Vegetable pills

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August

In August the Church has an excursion to Roche Abbey
There’s a serious accident and a burglary at the Glass works
And a violent assault over a Pigsty
And a well known farmer, William Goodlad dies suddenly

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September

September sees an assault over a NewspaperAnd a wounding whilst three men are stacking corn

And a Church visit to Wharncliffe Crags

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October

Thers is unrest at Denaby Main between the miners and the Black Sheep
and the new Weslyan Cha0pel is opened in Conisborough

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November

The dispute at Denaby rumbles on with Miners receiving notice at the pit and to quit their houses

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December

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