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The Year’s Obituary

December 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 30 December 1932

The Year’s Obituary


2—Mr. T .W. Baxter (28), captain, Darfield C.C.

9—Mr. Harry Hulley (59). agent. Denaby, Cadeby and Maltby Collieries.

10—Mrs. M. Danforth (87), Elsecar’s oldest resident.

11—Mr. E. T. Harrop (86), solicitor, Rock House, Swinton.

23—Mr. Charles Flint (79), veteran trade unionist.


1—Mr. George ChriSp (64), Port Talbot, former by-product manager, Silverwood Colliery.

4—Mr. J. W. Hall. Head teacher, Darfield Church School.

Mr. William Stables (80), Low Farm, Barnburgh

7—Mr. Samuel Brittain, Wombwell, (40) enginewright, Mitchell Main.

13-. Mr. William Gomersall (66). Swinton, retired enginewright, Manvers Main.

24—Mr. George Henry Smith (79), building contractor, Mexboro’.


6—Mr. Frederick Woffinden. Mexboro’ cinema proprietor.


31—Mr. George Brooke (76), West Melton, former overseer of the poor.


11—Mr. Walter Baxter (87), mining engineer, Bolton-on-Dearne.

30—Mr. Robert Snow (84), secretary for 36 years to Manvers Main Collieries, Ltd.


8—Mr. John Briggs (72), former manager, Houghton Main Colliery.


15—Mr Walter Hazard (62), secretary. Hickleton Main Colliery Company and former member of Thurnscoe U.D.C.


6—Mr George Henry Milner (69), former under-manager at Denaby Main.

25—Mrs. Walter Turner (77), Bridlington, widow of Mr. Walter Turner, founder of the “South Yorkshire Times.”


12—Mr. E. W. Thirkell (72), Parkgate, well-known South Yorkshire mining engineer.

I6—Rev. S. Chadwick, Principal of Cliff College


15—Mr. T. W. Waddington Wath, of Waddington Bros., building contractors and a member of Wath U.D.C.


S—Mr. W. B. Cownie (59), managing director, Mexborough and Swinton Traction Company.

13—Mr. Edward Tune, J.P., president Barnsley British Co-operative Society, chairman Wombwell District Education Sub- Committee, and years superintendent Wombwell Congregational Sunday School.