1959

January

In January 1959 we are told how a 14-year-old boy whose toe was stepped on suffers a swift death through blood poisoning
A Denaby man returns from Australia disillusioned through his treatment and another Denaby man trains for Missile Defence
There are plans for up to 300 mental patients at a new £300,000 hospital, although building may not commence before the 1960s
The Denaby Operatic Society are presenting “Dick Whittington” with pictures of the cast and principals
We also feature pictures of the Fullerton Hospital annual party, Conisbrough Civic Ball and Denaby and Cadeby children’s New Year’s Eve party
Denaby United Supporters raise a massive £1000 in 16 weeks and there’s League interest one of their forwards

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February

In February 1959 another miner met his death at Cadeby Colliery after being hit by a skip
and a road accident precedes the death of the head of a Conisbrough firm of confectioners
Northcliffe school are having problems with hot water for the showers
A blackout delays the pantomime at Tom Hill Youth Centre, which also holds a inter youth club competition
A Conisbrough couple celebrate their Golden wedding and  it’s the 21st anniversary of the R.O.A.B. Lodge at Conisbrough
The landlords of the Star Hotel are leaving and we have a photo from Conisbrough Cricket Club’s annual dinner

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March

in March 1959 there was a fire in Firbeck Street and Denaby United won their first league game for five months!
Conisbrough Northcliffe won the Don and Dearne cross-country championship and the Angling Association make their awards
A local Government Pioneer passes away and two Conisbrough men meet in Singapore 
Tom Hill produce “The Price of Coal” and Weddings abound

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April

in April 1959 we include six more weddings and a golden anniversary
Conisbrough Fire Service have a new Water Tender
A young Denaby student completes three and a half years of unbroken attendance in the Denaby Evening Institute have an exhibition of Work
Denaby Tom Hill and Denaby Rovers attract 3000 to the Montagu Cup Final
A Conisbrough Player captains the Plant team in a Anglo – French Match and United continued their late-season flourish
and the cricket season begin with a review of the South Yorkshire Clubs

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May

In May 1959 a 13 year old rescued a toddler from canal – by his hair !
there are interesting local accident statistics
and awards to the Home Coal Carting Committee
A Conisbrough hairdresser leaves £18,000 in his estate
We have pictures of the Whit procession and ceremony and Morley Place, Junior football team
Northcliffe girls school hold their sports day
Rossington Street and Morley Place school teams are in the Denaby United supporters cup final
and the Station Road badminton club are champions

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June

In June 1959 the printings dispute was about to strike and there are Rose Queen and girls friendly Society events at Conisbrough Parish Church
The Denaby Corps of the S.J.A.B. were inspected and Northcliffe boys are on holiday in Holland
Don and Dearne interschool sports were held at Denaby and Conisbrough St Peter’s players present “the Shop at Sly Corner”
The second annual Road Race of Conisbrough Ivanhoe is held and Dick Lawley takes nine for 23 against Rockingham

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July

Printing Strike

August

In August 1959 there is a Domino challenge from the ‘Old Uns’ at the Eagle and Child
A 75-year-old retired collier sets his clothes alight with a cigarette
There is a notable retirement from a First World War hero and veteran
A second Fowl Pest outbreak causes heavy losses and compensation by the NCB for a miner is “ridiculously Low”
Denaby nursing cadets are camping at Firbeck and Northcliffe boys are going to Scotland
United lose another player to a Football League club and gain their first point of the season at Scarborough

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September

In September 1959 a miner dies after three falls of coal and the council launch a local appeal after a Scottish Pit Disaster
the Tom Hill Youth Club leader is leaving for Sussex after successful eight years at Denaby
A prefabricated building is being erected for the Ellershaw youth centre
The veteran domino players hold their challenge match at Barnburgh
Two Denaby brothers are fined after assaulting the police and a miner is bound over after an attempted suicide
There’s the usual proliferation of weddings with news of a Denaby man marrying in New Zealand and we find out why the Reresby Arms is called the ‘pig.’

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November

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December

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