1930

January

In January 1930 Denaby turns out to mourn the death the death, of W H Chambers – “Maker of Denaby”
Two cottages at Conanby are gutted by fire and a Denaby child is scalded by boiling water and dies
A fall of coal injuries two men and kills another at Cadeby
after 50 years at Denaby Pit the cashier bemoans his retirement
The council discusses the distress fund and poverty in Denaby
there is no peal of bells at the Parish Church over the festivities, as the verger is left as the sole campanologist
There’s a star at Conanby as they progress in the Montagu Cup
and a 20 lb pike is caught at East Cottingley
But United struggle in the Midland league

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February

In February 1930 a pillion rider loses his life and a young boy was killed after falling under a dray
A 17 year old Conisbrough boy amazes with feats of strength and the Conisbrough St John’s brigade hold their seventh annual tea
A Denaby man’s wandering in the early hours gets him a fine and parents are blamed after boys break into school
A Denaby United footballer is sent to prison for three months for burglary
and a man is in hospital in critical condition after a fight outside the Denaby Main Hotel
The United secretary is cautioned after a Christmas Day incident and resigns shortly afterwards

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March

Conisborough had a resident Bard in March 1930
and a golden wedding is celebrated by a man who preached to sheep and turnips
The cricket Community mourns the loss of a notable cricketer who is to be buried in his colours
There’s a fatal roof fall at Cadeby Colliery and a exhibition and demonstration of miner’s lamps
There are plans to demolish Saint Chad’s Church, one of the old landmarks of Denaby Main
We see a picture of students at the Conisborough evening Institute
A general nuisance is fined for being drunk and disorderly and there’s more trouble outside the “Drum”
United suffered a nasty blow with their goalkeeper’s fractured leg
and the Chairman and Financial Secretary resign

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April

In April 1930 the Hill Top Hotel is sold for £7600 and the general Depression causes the closure of pits over Easter
A “Wangle “is alleged at the Council over Bus Licences and the secretary of the British Legion Club resigns
A train is diverted just in time to avoid a major accident and Conisborough’s oldest resident Adies at the age of 87
A worker is fatally injured at the Colliery Screens and the community turns out for Luther Robinson’s burial
A Conisborough man is fined for stealing a piece of coal and two scavengers for assaulting a greengrocer
The future of Denaby United is in the balance and boxing is banned at Denaby Baths

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May

In May 1930 Denaby was reacting to the “wicked” statements made in the Wesleyan Synod
the Vicar gave a spirited reply stating that it was “All twaddle”,
beer drinking and Romanism were described as two great qualities
and Tom Hill regaled the fine sports and social facilities in the village
An ambulance pioneer was also ironically described as one of Denaby’s “Wicked” just men, as he received awards from the Collieries
Two quarry men were injured from a fall of stone and the Roman Catholic May festival took place
A man is sent for trial after taking money for and not carrying out contracts
Boxing on the Denaby United Football Ground proved a great success and another player leaves United for English League Football

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June

Yorkshire Traction are advertising trips to Blackpool (four hours) and Cleethorpes (three hours) in June 1930
A group of veteran bellringers meet in the Conisborough Parish Church and the Corpus Christi service takes place
In the “Conisborough Notes” we read of Council direct labour housebuilding , a nightingale in the cliffs, the home coal carting committee , a gala at the opening of the baths, and the new golf course
A large number of lots owned by the Montagu estate are placed on sale by auction
A Conisborough Butcher is sent to prison for “fiendish cruelty” to a bullock and a bookmaker is fined despite trying to escape by Tram

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July

In July 1930 the sun shone brilliantly for the 40th Annual Hospital Demonstration as 1000 children, bands, Fire Brigade and local associations marched through Conisbrough and Denaby
The Fullerton hospital sports took place at Tickhill Square and the Conisbrough Pig Club closed
A Conisbrough inventor has a safety device for lifts and cages
The Red Lion hotel is up for sale and the manager of the Drum, Mr Gibbs, passes away
A constable catches a motorcyclist after a three half-mile chase and Denaby and Cadeby have centurions

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August

Two Denaby girls are rescued after being stranded on the rocks at Cayton Bay in August 1930
A labourer is trapped by trucks and killed at Cadeby Main
Conisbrough UDC discuss the clerk’s fees, area conference, memorial park, open-air baths and rent arrears
There’s wanton damage to the fabric of Conisbrough Castle as the public are encouraged to intervene
The court hear cases of cruel conduct to a step son, a man’s fatal depression, theft of a counterpane and miners are sent to prison for wholesale thieving
Joe Wright is hailed as Denaby’s ‘Bradman’ and they discover a slow break bowler

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