1950

January

in January 1950 Denaby lost a young paralysed boy, aged 10 with a smile for everyone
A man who went for a walk was found drowned in the river Don and a young girl enables old Denaby to see the world
There’s an innovation at the Co-op with the introduction of self-service and the river Don is being dredged at Conisbrough Weir
The infant mortality rate has fallen with compliments to the Medical Officer and his staff
A peal of bells, called ‘Conisbrough’s surprise’, with 5000 changes is rung and a stained glass window at Mexborough Parish Church contains a picture of Denaby Pit heap
There’s a peeping Tom at Conisbrough and a fog mishap at Denaby where a ice cream vendor collides with a police bike
and 2000 watch United as they score seven against Goole

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February

In February 1950 a Conisbrough Fitter fires his bed with a cigarette and a lorry collided with a Yorkshire traction bus at Butterbusk
Several obituaries are featured including Doctor McArthur with 40 years practice, who receives a notable and well attended service,
a Cadeby main electrical engineer, an old Conisbrough resident and a Fullerton hospital voluntary worker
A miner dies after a roof fall at Denaby Main and Tom Hill accept a Merseyside challenge with exceptional results
In court two Conisbrough men are up on a charge of stealing 53,400 cigarettes and a Denaby miner for stealing a child’s tricycle
We have a cartoon of the Denaby and Lincoln city reserves match and a former Aston Villa player is captain of the team

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March

In March 1950 Denaby mourned the loss of a well respected Doctor
A Conisbrough man is director of works in Lancashire and a self-taught musician is engaged in a Liner’s Band
A Denaby emigrants is to wed his US penpal and a retired Cadeby boilerman man plans to be a centurion
Tom Hill youth centre are producing “Aladdin” and Conisbrough Castle may be a location for an ‘Ivanhoe’ film
There’s a new banner for the Mothers Union and a cartoon of the Tom Hill v Lord Conyers match
Morley Place School is overcrowded and there’s a refusal at the Old Denaby Ferry

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April

We visit the Easter Feast in April 1950 and the Denaby Coal Queen is crowned
There is a review of the Tom Hill Aladdin production and the Modern School presents “The Pedlar.
The Cadeby Head Weighman retires and there’s a new Labour candidate for the Urban Council election
Old Denaby’s isolation from the Rotherham DC is causing medical and housing problems
United score 5 goals twice in the Midland league and move to 7th place
and there’s a Cartoon from the ‘Bradford Battle’

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May

In May 1950 a Conisbrough guild member is still making rugs at 77 and there are presentations at Denaby Pit and Westfalite for long service
Tom Hill’s drama section produce “The Crime at Blossoms” and Conisbrough Saint Peter’s “Candied Peel”
Mrs Sherlock defeats Tom Hill for the Conisbrough U D C and the Conisbrough War memorial is vandalised
Conisbrough Ivanhoe award a certificate of merit to a committee man and are looking for a third “Cup for their trophy case
Its Denaby United’s third annual dinner and a Conisbrough man is Assistant Manager at London’s Odennino’s hotel

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June

In June 1950 an 81-year-old widow dies after running outside the Fullerton and a 10-year-old Denaby boy after falling in the canal
There are 20 redundancies of Denaby and Cadeby Clerical Staff and a new curate at Denaby Main
Over 1000 people took part in the 21st Conisbrough Whitsuntide “Sing” and the fun fair is opened by Lady Mabel Smith
Denaby First Aid Stalwarts are made Honorary St John Serving Members and a Denaby man’s letter is published in the “Daily Mirror”
12 Denaby scholars are going to London and a boy is put on probation after climbing the War Memorial
A Denaby builder is fined for a Timber Control offence and Denaby and Cadeby are still 100% in the Council

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July

Tom Hill youth club became the first post-war Yorkshire party for an Anglo – German youth exchange visit in July 1950, and a Dutch trio hitch hike their way to Conisbrough
Boys from the modern School have a week’s holiday in France and there is a sad story of six wild ducklings
A crippled Cadeby miners work is sent to Wakefield Cathedral and there’s a prize baby show at the British Legion
A Samson Stripper is to be installed at Denaby Main and there’s a bravery award for a deputy at Cadeby
The Urban Council published their points system for house letting and the Ivanhoe School faces a change of site
Conisbrough dance classes are criticised as cheap evenings out with angry response from the students
Midland league gate charges are announced at 1/– and Denaby & Cadeby remain unbeaten

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August

In August 1950 German teenagers visit Denaby on their return visit and compete in the Denaby Youth Sports
There’s a long service presentation from Cadeby Pit at the Officials Club and the workingmen’s clubs organise a combined Seaside Trip
The vicar criticises the “Gothic” nightmare at the Parish Church and Dutch visitors arrive at Conisbrough and Denaby
The biggest little Circus visits Conisbrough and 3000 turn up for the Conisbrough Show at Butterbusk
Denaby and Cadeby head the Yorkshire Council and South Riding league and Jack Williams returns to United from Leeds
A crowd of 2500 turn up to see United beaten by Scarborough and Ellis Robinson takes eight wickets in a day for Somerset

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