1911

January

In January 1911, a 30 year old is drowned, after walking into the River Don on a foggy night
Two more young men get into troubles after marriage and “spooning”
A man was sent to prison a second time, after bringing his wife and family out of the workhouse, and deserting them, also for a second time
Two miners are fined for interfering with the comfort of train passengers
And there are more offences in the mine, including a 18 years old summoned for stealing a one penny, surgical bandage
United’s fortunes improve by beating the reserves of Leeds City and Leicester Fosse and Mexborough on a quagmire at Hampden Road

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February

A man with a broken back is to be married at Denaby in February 1911
A missing boy was found drowned after playing with his friend
Mr C.A. Allport gives an interesting lecture on the story of Conisborough, an historic village
And we include the 1,700 words he related to the debating society
In the courts a Denaby miner is fined after offering to have three rounds with a constable
Another after offering 10 rounds, and “Iron” Hague to referee
And another said “Iron” Hague was afraid of him
Two more miners are hugging in the gutter and
A diminutive Conisborough Christian refuses to fight
and is beaten and kicked by a man twice his size

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March

In March 1911 there is a full and fascinating review of the Denaby & Cadeby Main collieries
Which covers the early days, advent of Cadeby, operations,the growth of the Denaby Main village & the many strikes and conflicts
The burning to death of another child produces contradictory evidence & an open verdict and in a tragedy at Sheffield Station a man dies after losing both legs
A Denaby romance sees a girl marry a man with a broken back and St Alban’s is now completed and Balby Street school opened
Among numerous court cases reported this month, a Denaby family is in conflict with the police, a husband’s kiss got him in trouble, a mother asks for a fine for her son
United’s up and down month finishes with 5-0 loss at Oakwell

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April

A Denaby dataller is smothered in the mine in April 1911, the United secretary is sailing to British Columbia and there’s controversy over a schoolboy’s broken leg
The Literary & Debating society hear an interesting paper, on Charles Dicken’s opinions on numerous contemporary issues
People’s reactions to the decennial Census are reported & the opening ceremony of Balby Street School
Among a large batch of Court Cases, a father is remanded on cruelty to his daughter, a beggar makes his 51st appearance
Denaby people warned to use the footbridge over the railway & there’s a violent assault after a landlady wants to join a card game,
United lose all six games played this month as the season ends

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May

In May 1911 there was a boating tragedy & fatility, when the boatkeeper’s wooden leg slipped and the boat capsized
The Denaby gatekeeper at the level crossings defends his Mormon faith
A 15 year old girl relates a life of cruelty and torture at the hands of her father
Mrs Walker donates a bed at Doncaster Royal Infirmary for Conisborough patients
Sale of property includes houses in Doncaster Road, West Street and the Old Star on Doncaster Road and Adverts by Troughton, Appleyards, Brockleby and Wards
Among the court cases are a peacemaker, a ‘Rum Un’, damage to grass, more breaches of Colliery rules, a drunken mother & wilful children

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June

There’s a sensational court case in June 1911, where a couple make a tunnel into the Tea Company next door in Church Street
Mr H Cusworth, the local colliery official and cricketer is the subject of a presentation
Denaby miner crushed by a fall of roof after fatal error of judgement
Conisborough Parish Council propose open air baths and debate overdue allotment payments
Hospital Board discuss impending Coronation Festivities
Among court cases, a 13 year old summoned after falling from a roof in attempting to retrieve a ball, the usual breach of colliery rules, damage to a pantry door and Denaby baths, alleged persistent cruelty and throwing missiles in a public place – playing cricket !

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