1891

January

In January 1891 George Booth and Sons give their workmen an excellent dinner at the Castle Inn and The Denaby Co-operative Society announced a 24% dividend
Denaby Main are still leading tonnage in the South Yorkshire Collieries and water is still a major problem in digging the new shaft at Cadeby
Relief is being provided for distressed families and a young 18 year old meets a sad death when he tries to Skate
We include an extract from the 1891 census of Conisborough’s Church Street and a review of local trade in 1890
Conisborough Parish Church hold their annual Tea and Denaby Main is now an ecclesiastical parish
There’s lively proceedings over the new burial ground at Conisborough and scavenging and sewers form a topic in the Doncaster sanitary report

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February

There is an horrific incident in February 1891 when a man saturates his wife with paraffin and lights it with a red-hot poker
Conisborough’s veterinary surgeon has a serious accident whilst riding with the Fitzwilliam hounds
The burial question is resolved and a new medical Officer is agreed, from a list of one
Drunkenness is a weekly topic for the Doncaster court and a man falsified his son’s age to go to work at 12
A court states a wife’s defence is her tongue whilst her husband uses his fists

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March

In March 1891 a detailed report of a visit to the Denaby mine appears in the “Times” featuring a narrow escape, “Careful Dick”, pit ponies, mice and the Cupolo shaft
The Conisborough Flour Mills were up for sale, A youth is fined a week’s wages for taking matches into the mine and court cases over drunk and disorderly reveals local colloquialisms of the time
The national census is about to be carried out with expected increases in population
A policeman wife has an intrigue and eloped with a villager, who has been given a number of ‘good thrashings’ by sympathisers
There’s a proposal to form a Local Government Board and the scarcity of water at Conisborough is exciting attention

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April

There’s an alarming cage accident at Denaby Main in April 1891 and an important case for injured miners
There’s a Chapter of accidents at Mexborough Cottage Hospital and Two omnibuses collide in Doncaster Road and St John’s ambulance class is examined with plaudits for its success
The new pit at Cadeby is making slow progress and there’s an outbreak of influenza with deaths at Wath and Swinton
The Co-operative Society declares a 23% dividend and an orphan boy sustains a fracture of the ankle
A resident refuses to pay a fine, because the newspaper said it had been dismissed and there’s an hard swearing case at Conisborough

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