1951

January

In January 1951 there was a full review of important events in 1950.
Conisbrough was saddened by the demise of the council’s first surveyor and engineer and J.P.’s pledge to help police against hooliganism.
A former Morley Place pupil has become a timber authority and author
A Conisbrough “veteran” at 22 is serving in Korea and an ex-Cadeby miner has made 27 rugs whilst receiving treatment for tuberculosis
Doubled Deckers appear for the first time on the Mexborough to Doncaster route
There is trouble with the electricity supply in the new Council houses and Denaby baths are still closed for a new chlorination and filtration plant
A former Minneymoor resident is now a RAF chaplain and
there is a new licensee at the Lord Conyers
United achieve their second win after 13 games

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February

February 1951 saw the death of local filmmaker, Charles Hanmer, in a road accident
Our site includes his “Black Diamonds” film which features the Cadeby disaster
Tom Hill Youth Centre celebrates its second anniversary with the crowning of a Queen and Conisbrough’s miner poet celebrates his golden wedding
A Conisbrough families day out ends in a train collision and a Conisbrough ornithologist helps with the bird census
An electrical fitter returns to Australia where he served in the war in the Royal Navy and over 500 people attended the funeral of another accident victim
Conisbrough Council pay tribute to the surveyor and engineer and the former Food executive Officer
We include cartoons of Dearne boys and Denaby Rovers

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March

In March 1951 the news came through that “Ivanhoe” was to be filmed at Elstree
The history of the Old Denaby farm names is explained
There were adverts about diphtheria immunisation and a Pantomime Ball and Carnival at the Baths Hall
A suggestion to floodlight the Castle failed at the Council
Conisbrough Cricket Club were to begin the season
On their new ground at Park Road

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April

A 16 year old is making his own TV set in April 1951
A fire in Annerley Street destroyed 21st Birthday presents,
and a Parks fire sees a water relay
An ex “Bow and Arrow Boy” returns from Canada, with old policeman tales
Renovations at the Castle are expected to take 10 years,
and tenants
at the Oval complain of the cold
There’s a presentation at the Powder Works and the St John’s Ambulance Brigade

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May

In May 1951 the flame of the Festival of Britain was carried through Conisbrough
The Army cadets were carrying out manoeuvres and the coal face at Cadeby had thinned to 15 inches
The Conisbrough Urban Council purchased an Angle Dozer and Labour were winning the local elections
400 people from Mexborough and Denaby took part in Catholic Parades at Barnburgh
Members of the Denaby St John’s Ambulance Corps received the order of St John of Jerusalem from the Duke of Gloucester
The Conisbrough Show was cancelled and There was a “Sing” at Conisbrough Castle

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June

A Conisbrough Neighbour saves a family of eight from a fire in June 1951
A Denaby reservist is an El Alamein veteran and a Conisbrough paratrooper is preparing to go to the Middle East crisis
A Denaby Goalkeeper signed for Huddersfield Town
Denaby and Cadeby miners agreed to the levy to support a disaster fund and Denaby Mothers Union have a new Banner at All Saints
Local schools crown their Queens and local girls are amongst the Area final of “Miss Yorkshire”
We hear how United came close to closure in season 1950/1 and a Conisbrough fast bowler takes nine for 13 in 10 overs

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July

In July 1951 there’s a golden wedding at the welfare and a well- known sportsman passes away
There’s problems with property repairs, Fishing hazards and complaints about Ferry charges
Tom Hill hold a youth concert and we have the Bank Holiday Programme at the Baths Hall
There’s model of the new Infants School and Art from Rossington Street School
A nursing Cadet is presented to Princess Margaret and there’s a woman’s cycle Champion
A man gets out of a shop quicker than he got inby jumping through a plate glass window

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August

A man ran down six flights of stairs to rescue a boy from the canal in August 1951
A Conisbrough ballet dancer set sail for an American tour and a woman railway porter is awarded for rescuing a stolen suitcase
There’s a German youth party visiting Tom Hill and a brief glimpse behind the Iron Curtain
Almost 4000 trippers from the local clubs go to Cleethorpes on special trains and some amusing ‘Tailpieces’ included from the “Times”
Police make a 80 mph chase after a Denaby bus driver
Over 2,400 watch a thrilling draw with Doncaster Rovers as United welcome new players with high hopes

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