1910

January

In January 1910 Conisborough Cricket club held their annual ball, heralded as the most popular social event of the season
There’s sensation created by a native West Indian shot himself, after a woman, who had eight children by him, left him to marry a sailor
The courts hear stories of a man who is too idle to work, and selfishly eats his family’s Christmas dinner
another man prepares for Christmas by cutting down a Holly bush
and a six month sentence for the man who struck another with a pot jug. whilst another collier is remanded after using a poker
United meet Mexborough three times in the cup and twice in the league over Christmas

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February

In February 1910 a Conisborough man is knocked down in Doncaster market by a runaway horse
A man wins a wager by walking from the Red Lion to Doncaster Clock Corner within the hour
The Town Clerk retires after 27 years andtwo brothers are in prison after stealing from their mother a £100 bank note – worth almost £12,000 today!
The courts hear numerous cases of breach of colliery rules; theft of shirts, a bed quilt and bed sheets off a clothes line; a burglar who left his boots on the sofa; a man who robbed his own gas meter; and the son who stole his families jewellery
United scores seven against Castleford, five against Worksop town and beat Rotherham Town 5-1 in a Cup semi-final

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March

in March 1910 a Conisborough drayman died after walking 250 yards with a broken leg
a retired engineer is knocked down by runaway horse in Doncaster
the Conisborough and district road men hold their second annual dinner
a meeting is held miners in the Crofts Field, Denaby to encourage all men to join the Yorkshire Miners Association
Conisborough again popular destination with over 800 people coming from Doncaster, and a crowd of 2000 see Denaby United beat Leeds City reserves 3-1
Among the court cases heard were neighbours quarrelling, cheap gas at Conisborough, a burglar who left his boots and a gas manager who received three months for embezzlementUnited are going strong and win the Sheffield Challenge Cup
despite the Barnsley
spectators invading the pitch at Wath, to prevent the match from finishing

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April

in April 1910 there was a tragedy at Cadeby as a miner looked over the side of the cage
At Portland the Kings Harbourmaster takes forcible possession of a Denaby and Cadeby vessel and tows it to open water
there are lively scenes at the Conisbrough station between a pawnbrokers assistant and the Eagle and Child licensee
There’s a crisis in the glass trade affecting 450 employees at Kilner bros and a Conisbrough fruiterer goes into receivership
the latest transfer of a United player is Glennon to Sheffield Wednesday
United finish the season strongly including victory over Huddersfield town destined for the Footbqall League next season

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May

In May 1910, a 19 year old Collier was killed by a fall of roof and the ambulance work praised
A model aeroplane Society was formed at Conisborough and we have a picture of the enthusiasts
A “heartless case of child neglect results in a prison sentence of six months and there’s the story of a Denaby lad who went to Sheffield and lost his money
There’s damages for a slain lamb and fines for stealing a pair of boots and the theft of three bottles of gin, sherry and vinegar from a dray
We have cricket news from the Mexborough and District League and 50 members in the Denaby lawn tennis club

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June

In June 1910 Mr Witty celebrates 21 years as a manager at Cadeby and there’s a pit accident and more miners offences in the courts
Conisborough Notes complaints of stone throwing and relates a drowning rescue
A sordid case of cruelty at Conisborough was heard and the Council have a plan for a recreation ground and swimming bath
There are fines for abusive language and several people are caught trespassing in Denaby Wood
We have a picture of the committee of the Denaby & Cadeby, Cricket & Football clubs
and there’s cricket wins for Denaby and Cadeby and Conisbrough

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July

In July 1910 a Conisbrough wife tells of 24 years of cruelty and anxiety
Pony drivers are fined for jumping off the cage while it was in motion, and another for pulling down dirt for an easy time
Miners who walked out of the pit, and another who took a pipe down the mine,and Cruelty to Pit ponies are more cases heard by the courts
There’s a generous gift by Mrs Walker of the Priory as a convalescent home
The Denaby cricketers have a successful week at Scarborough and the “ Times” gives a detailed account of their doings
With three victories out of the four games played, the watering of the daisies and lack of sleep by the locals !

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August

We read about the bank holiday, Band trip, and Homing society in Conisbrough and cricket, suicide, and the Salvation Army in Denaby In August 1910
The courts hear more domestic cases of desertion and bigamy , drunkenness and violence, and a woman vagrant in trouble over child education
There’s a strange case over a piano on hire purchase, and suicide of a man who had a “bit of a loosing”
Denaby & Cadeby are confirmed champions of the Mexborough league , with 15 wins out of the 20 games played

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