1922

January

In January 1922 there are reports of “gob” fires in Denaby Main mine
The Urban Council debate an heavy infant mortality, sewage works, the milk question, rural libraries and “that German Gun”
At the Doncaster Guardians the distress of ConiIfsborough glass workers is raised & Buster Keaton is on at the Denaby Empire Palace
The annual meeting of the Denaby Main Institute is reported & there’s a report of a planned bridge to avoid the Denaby Level Crossing
The Denaby War Memorial is unveiled & census reveals more people in Conisbrough than Mexborough
A shocking tragedy at nearby Mexborough & pit hands prosecuted for stealing fruit & bread
United are sixth in the Midland league with a fine victory over Wednesday reserves

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February

The Conisborough Urban Council meeting in February 1922 debates milk prices and “Beautiful” Sewage and the Vicar mentioned the North West Pillar in his sermon
Denaby and Cadeby Cricket ball is a record success
with a brilliant display of coloured dresses and a debate as to whether foxtrots or valses are the modern tendency
Arthur Roberts is elected to the West Riding County Council
A major scandal emerges
when a former curate at Denaby Main commits suicide with a woman in a Nottingham hotel after consuming champagne and cyanide, and they both end in a pauper’s grave
Fullerton Hospital is flourishing
despite bad economic times
United slump
during February losing three games without scoring

March

A Denaby Boy Scout is picked to visit Buckingham Palace
Two more Suicides hit the headlines
and a man is sentenced for defrauding the Guardians
Ups and downs for Denaby United as they suffer a 6-0 defeat by Wednesday reserves
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April

There are ‘Unearthly Noises’ on the streets of Denaby Main
And an impressive scheme for the Denaby Welfare is launched
Denaby United finish the season with a flourish
Including 6-0 wins over Rotherham and Notts County
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May

Both Football and Cricket teams at Denaby are improving,
but there is need for ‘Plain Speaking’ at the Annual Meeting
The Local Election Results are published,
Denaby Empire Palace shows what is possibly Australia’s best ever film
and the Parish Church holds a ‘Beautiful Musical’
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June

Albert Gulliford adds an Economical Shovel to his patented inventions
There is another fatal accident at Cadeby
A former Station Road Headmaster dies
and a claim for compensation for ‘Dancing Eye’ is made
plus a photo of the Whitsuntide processions
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July

In July 1922 we hear about the appalling housing conditions in Conisborough
And a miner who hanged himself
Whilst another gets 12 months for Wholesale thefts
A Conisborough relief worker tells us about Asiatic Russia
And Cadeby remembers the disaster 10 years ago

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August

The Hospital Sunday is held on a glorious day in August
And Consibrough boasts a Ladies singles winner– in the Mexborough tournament!
Floods in Consborough are a feature of the Bank Holiday Washout
And as Denaby & Cadeby’s season end approaches we hear about United’s prospects for their new season

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September

The popular Chief Engineer to the Collieries passes away in September
And we see a Denaby & Cadeby Team Photograph
A low spirited youth cuts his throat
And Denaby welcome Yorkshire to Tickhill Square

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November

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December

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