1892

January

In January 1892 the Mexborough and Swinton Times published an Historical diary, detailing an event for each day of the year, mainly in the 19th century
We have published the full list and linked this to articles on our sites
There is also a South Yorkshire directory with information, of population, churches, schools in Conisborough and Denaby
The death of the Duke of Clarence and Avondale, (listed as a potential  ‘Jack the Ripper’!) is met with local sympathy
A young servant girl attempts to commit suicide walking into the Mill Down and a Denaby miner is charged with breaking a man’s jaw

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February

The dangers of Paraffin Lamps are warned after a woman is killed and her son injured by an explosion in February 1892
There is a detailed description of workings at Denaby Main Colliery, a full listing of Seams worked, including thickness of the coal deposits and the depth of each Seam
The cantata, “Jesus of Nazareth” was produced in the Denaby schoolroom
Denaby Main is going to be a Miner’s Paradise, claims the “Times” whilst the courts hear cases of wife assault, attempted suicide and fights at the Colliery
A young employee of Clarkson’ bakery is charged with stealing two teacakes valued at 2d (1p) and Conisborough are banned from the cup for playing two men from Horncastle

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March

There was another strike looming in March 1892 with colliers giving notice of a week stoppage
The dangerous state of the roads at Denaby through their construction of houses by the colliery was debated by the highways board
The Conisborough vicar is leaving after a long residence and preparation for thousands of visitors on Good Friday are made
The courts hear colliery cases for breach of rules, cruelty to a pony & boy who stopped pit for a lark
Another boy steals a shilling (5p) of coal, is locked up, fined 20 shillings and told he was liable to 3 months imprisonment
Conisborough Football Club are disciplined for playing illegible players, matches suspended for a year and there are officials prohibited from any future management in football. The captain and one of the players were also suspended for 12 months

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April

In April 1892 the “Times” asked again for Local Government and whether the doings of the Burial Board are that important to be reported
Comparisons are made to the local  townships before and after the introduction of the mines and an extension to sell drink at the Station Inn for theatregoers is denied
A young boy is summoned for using a pick to dig coal from under the railway sleepers and the case against ‘Salty’ Thompson and the landlord of the Eagle and Child for drunken behaviour is dismissed.
A miner assaults another Miner, but the case is for going into another part of the mine without permission
Once again there are numerous cases of assault, fighting and drunk and disorderly

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