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Marconigrams – October 10th, 1902

October 1902

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 10 October 1902


The cemetery at Mexborough was opened on March 4, 1878

Wombwell New Primitive Methodist Chapel organ is to cost £1000.

The foundation stone of the Mexborough Market Hall was laid in September 21, 1879

The new chimney in course of erection at Mitchell’s Main Colliery is to be 168 feet high.

The South African War began on October 11, 1899, exactly 3 years ago tomorrow (Saturday).

Three Denaby men have been fined for cruelty to horses – two on Saturday, and the other one on Monday.

With a view to forming a minstrel troop, several young men in Mexborough have held a few rehearsals.

We have not yet got electric trams at Mexborough, but the Council have decided to purchase a bicycle.

At a local football match, on the Adweek Road ground, Mexborough on Saturday, the amount taken at the gate was over £5.

Mr E Dexter, one of the present Blackpool Borough auditors, was, when a boy, a pony driver down Wombwell Main Colliery.

The Swinton Lawn Tennis Club announced a dance, to be held in Waddingtons Assembly Rooms, on Wednesday, November 12.

Sergeant Taylor, who is stationed in 119 years ago, as been spending a few days in the district, in company with his family.

Several parts of the Conisborough cemetery are so rocky that in order to make grave deep enough it has been decided to obtain gelatine for blasting.

A Clayton Yeoman, Mr J Chatterton, has been presented with a handsome solid silver cigarette case by the inhabitants of Clayton in the Clay.

Mr Roberts, of Upper Haugh, a young gentleman possessing exceptional musical ability, has been appointed organist at Swinton Parish Church.

The term of the electric lighting provisional order, obtained by the Wath Urban District Council, has expired without any action having been taken.

A gentleman who has business round including Kilnhurst, says the lack of money, owing to the Thrybergh Hall and Warren Vale stoppage is being keenly felt.

This is the 15th week of the strike at Denaby and Cadeby Collieries, and the sixth week of the stoppage at Warren Vale and Thrybergh Hall collieries.

An application is to be made for an increase of resident county magistrates at Wombwell. “Yes,” said the Wath man, when he heard of it, “the need is great.”

Fireman Epworth has resigned his position on the Mexborough brigade, owing to pressure of business, and the resignation be accepted by the Council, with regret.

The Quarter Sessions for the West Riding of Yorkshire will be open on Monday next, at Wakefield Court House. There is an interesting case on the list from Thurnscoe.

A considerable amount of wilful damage had been done to pulse and fencing in Denaby Road, Mexborough, and the Council decided to call the attention of the police to the matter.

An anonymous writer has been recently pestering members of the Mexborough Urban Council with unstamped letters, in which he urges the necessity of widening Doncaster Road.

We regret very much to learn that the Reverend John Bolton was so ill on Wednesday evening that he was unable to preach at the Hickleton Parish Church harvest thanksgiving service.

The promotion of the proposed Literary and Mechanics Institute at Kilnhurst, have decided to proceed without the help of the Vicar, whose apparent intention is to start a Church Institute.

A special meeting of the Mexborough Council, for the purpose of considering the estimate for the next half year, and deciding on the amount of the district rate, is to be held on Thursday next.

A number of Wath boys who were caught breaking street lamps have been requested to pay damages of half a crown each, be summoned to the Rotherham West Biding Police Court.

The English language is scarcely good enough for the Mexborough Council. Here are some of the words using discussion on Wednesday evening: “en bloc,” “sine qua non”, “seriatum,” and “bona fides.”

In accordance with what has now become an annual custom, the members of the Wath Urban District Council, at their meeting on Tuesday evening, partook of grapes grown in the Town Hall grounds.

The King has caused a letter to be sent, acknowledging “the loyal and dutiful message of the Mexborough Urban District Council, congratulating his Majesty on the conclusion of peace in South Africa.”

The Home Secretary has declined to advise a remission of the sentence of five years penal servitude, passed at the Leeds Assizes in March last upon Walter John Law, joiner, for stabbing his wife at Mexborough.

The Local Government Board have intimated that an enquiry will be held at Mexborough, into the subject matter of an application to borrow a further £2500 for the purposes of the electric lighting undertaking.

The council of Wombwell and now decided not to make application for a charter of incorporation. The rateable value of the district is not large enough. In this case, as in others, it’s money that makes the Mayor to go.

A Mexborough resident, about a month ago, lost his eldest boy from scarlet fever. This week he had been bereaved of his only child, and his wife is an inmate of Swinton and Wath Hospital, suffering from the same infection.

A Mexborough gentleman, on Saturday, witness a fight between a collie dog and a Fox on Adwick Lane, near the bottom of Cemetery Road. A man who was apparently a gamekeeper interfered, and the Fox made off leisurely in the direction of Harlington.