1900

January

in January 1900  the new Century opens Denaby United are fielding a strong team, unbeaten and at the top of Division One of the Hatchard cup
the “Christian Budget” sent an apology for their slanderous article
to the Denaby and Cadeby Main collieries Ltd – not to the people of Denaby !
There’s a row over a hat at the Alma Inn and the landlord is attacked and a drunken Denaby woman smashes windows in 3 houses in Balby Street, and there’s a Billiards match between Conisborough & Denaby
There’s another advertisement for the benefit of Doctor Williams Pink Pills for Pale People
and another incident of cruelty to a Pit Pony

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February

In February 1900 there’s news from the Boer War in Conisborough
and a Denaby reservist is killed at the battle of Colenso 

There’s a parochial tea at Conisborough
and a Temperance Meeting at Denaby
A boy is rescued from the water at Grey’s Bridge and
a girl is set aflame when she’s making the fire
and the “Times” thinks sales of beer to the under 12 should be allowed!
in court the Denaby Colliery persecute a window breaker
and another colliery rule breaker
and there’s trouble as an Ash Pit overflows

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March

In March 1900 it’s the Concert Season as the Denaby United holds a Benefit Concert,
the Cricket Club holds a Smoking Concert and there’s  a St Patrick Day’s Concert at Denaby
Cadeby is visited by mining students from Huddersfield,
 The enquiry over urban powers for Conisborough begins  and there’s a meeting of Colliery Surface man at Conisborough
In the courts there are the usual pit offences, a man charged with shop breaking, a man is sent to prison for month for breaking windows, an occurrence which is occurring almost daily and another man charged with using a wash house as a dwelling house

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April

In April 1900 the enquiry over Urban Powers for Conisborough is heard and Denaby Co-op declares a dividend of 20%
The Denaby birthday club goes on a trip to London and visits “Dirty Dicks” with a member missing the  5 hour train journey back home
A young farm labourer gets a paternity order   because the child is the “very picture” of him
Young miners get fines for throwing stones at a pit prop and two miners are fined for disobeying a ‘hanger on’
United finish the season with wins against Rotherham Town & Swinton and Conisborough C.C. begin theirs with losses against Wombwell Main & Hope Glass Works

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May

In May 1900 the article which referred to Denaby as the “worst village in England”
came to the courts as various people gave explicit testimony
Well known footballer Tim Roper writes from the Boer War  and the school board raise concerns about the clerkship handover
A Domestic quarrel erupts in Conisborough , with more cases of assaults and a serious assault  in Denaby
We visit Denaby United’s dinner and there’s a special announcement at the Cricket Club Committee meeting

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June

The Water Supply is high on the Agenda in June 1900, as the debate between supply from the colliery or Doncaster Council continues
Conisborough rejoiced over Lord Robert’s success at Pretoria, with a brass band and patriotic March before an effigy of Kruger was burned
Then there were celebrations and drunkenness as Mafeking was relieved
The court hears shocking and sordid revelations over a 15 year old acting as a wife
And cases of gaming and obscene language, not giving warning with a bicycle and robbery from the person
A boy sent to Sheffield for some ice commits suicide

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July

In July 1900 Tim Roper returns from the Boer War with Enteretic Fever And there’s more letters from the Front
A Denaby schoolgirl is pushed off the platform on a Cleethorpes outing
And a Pedlar commits suicide by jumping in the river and Kilner Bros reward their employees with a trip to Liverpool
The Courts hear cases of domestic disputes and drunks
The case of abduction and assault reaches the assizes and the man gets 18 months hard labour
Conisbrough’s ‘sweet man’ takes 5 children to court for stealing Turnips
And after the Ladies beat the Gentlemen at cricket, another cricket match takes place at 2 in the morning

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August

In August 1900 a West Street Butcher buys a Fridge, the newspaper extols the beauty of Conisborough and the picturesqueness of Castle Avenue
Park Road Sanitation raises a stink and
Denaby Miners agree to the Wage question solution
The district endured pitiless rain on Bank Holiday
And an appeal against the rejection of an Urban district is considered
Conisborough reached a respectable position in the Mexborough League

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September

Two Miners disobey a Deputy and are taken to Court for the offence in September
The Liberal candidate holds a Public meeting opposite the Denaby main Hotel
The School Board debates the Tenders for the new School
and the Protestant Church is completed at Denaby Main

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October

October Stories include:

Denaby Main Co-op – Centuries of Coal to be Mined in Yorkshire
Impudent Robbery in Conisborough
Wesleyan Bazar – “Worst Village” Libel
Denaby Utd – Denaby 1 United Reserve 3 – Denaby Outclassed at Home
Denaby Utd – Swinton 2 Denaby 2 – Surprising Show at Swinton

 

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November

November Stories include:

Conisborough Councillors at Variance – Abusive Language
Denaby & Cadeby United Dinner – New Professional Engaged
Denaby Main Orchestral Society – Successful Concert
Proposed New Cooperative for Conisborough.
Shakespeare’s Church and the Fullerton’s of Thrybergh, and Denaby.
Denaby Utd – Hunslet 1 Denaby 1
Denaby Utd – Sheffield Club 0 Denaby 5 – Dashing Display by Denaby
Denaby Utd – Wath 1 Denaby 1 – Denaby Draw at Wath
Sheffield Association League Table – Dec 28

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December

December Stories include:

Alleged Persistent Cruelty at Denaby
Father Kavanagh and his Flock.
Letter from South Africa
Neglecting to Maintain a Wife at Denaby
Proposed New Cooperative in Conisborough – Work Beginning
The New Schools – Comment
The New Schools. – A Heated Discussion.
Denaby Utd – Thornhill 3 Denaby 0 – Denaby Defeated at Thornhil

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