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Review of 1931 – Quarter 3 – July to September

January 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 01 January 1932

How 1931 Treated South Yorkshire,

A Local Review

Quarter 3 – July to September


6—Presentation by directors and staff of Wombwell Main to Sir Samuel Roberts, five chairman of the company, and Lady Roberts, on silver wedding anniversary.

30–Mr. T. W. Ireland. M.A., bade Farewell to Mexborough Secondary School, after Headship Extending over the whole period of Its Existence, 27 Years.

19—Canon Leteaux left St Alban’s Roman Catholic Church Denaby for Wakefield.

31–Benjamin Gore Caddick, member of Mexborough U.D.C., sent to prison for fraud as treasurer, Manvers Main Checkweigh Fund


2—Swinton ‘Hospital Demonstration revived after several years lapse.

18—Mexboro’ Parish Church and St. George’s congregations disapproved vicar’s proposed use of vestments.

29– Presentations to Mr Bert Mee on retirement after 41 year’s service at Cadeby Colliery

30- Barnburgh Main Orchestra and Mexborough Apollo Quartet, completed synchronisation Mr C Hammer’s film, “Black Diamonds,” at Edison All Studio,


2– 100 Representatives of local authorities in South Yorkshire discussed in conference question of rents reduction.

3– Mr Harry Salmon (74), married at Denaby to Mrs Eliza Kelsall (84).

4—South Yorkshire visited by worst flood in living memory.

15—Mrs. Uttley, aged 51, attempted rescue other 18 month old granddaughter from Canal at Swinton: both rescued by George William Davies.

23—Diocesan Missionary Festival held at Swinton for the first time.

24-Mrs Hannah Beckford (56) knocked down and killed by a bus at Little Houghton, and Mrs Annie Parry (60), an old friend, died of shock a few minutes later.

25—Bert Swann, miner, Mexborough, committed for eight months, and B. G. Caddick, Mexborough, for four months (in addition to sentence already serving) on third charges of fraud with Manvers Main Cheque weigh Fund.

Floodlighting began at Conisborough Castle

26– Mr and Mrs J Bouskill, of Darfield celebrated golden wedding anniversary

28—Wath beaten by Sheffield United in their second Yorkshire Cricket Council Final: Fred Pearce hit Rhodes for 44 off deliveries; Cricket feat of the year.