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Diary of the Year – Leading Local Events in 1921 – Quarter 3 & 4

December 1921

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 31 December 1921

Diary of the Year

Leading Local Events in 1921

Quarter 3


1 – War Memorial unveiled at Barnburgh Parish Church.

4 – End of the coal dispute. General resumption throughout the industry.

10 – War Memorial unveiled at the Mexborough Free Christian Church.

Destructive fire at the Hull and Barnsley goods station, Denaby Main.

28 – Presentation to the Reverend W Keble Martin upon leaving the Vicarage of Wath.

29 – War Memorial unveiled in the Darfield Parish Church.

30 Mr Irving Washington, the former county cricketer, resigns his appointment as sanitary inspector to Wombwell Urban Council to join the commercial staff of the Mitchell Main Colliery. This


12 – Unemployment rights in Sheffield.

17 – Presentations Mr WB Egerton in recognition of 50 years’ service at the Manvers Main Colliery, principally as chief enginewright.

19 – Roll of Honour unveiled in Barnburgh Parish Church.

War Memorial unveiled at High Melton.


11 – Earl Fitzwilliam unveil the Swinton War Memorial.

22 – Technical education centre opened at Wombwell.

23 – Third suicide, by hanging in 10 days at Denaby.

25 – Wath war Memorial unveiled by Major Johnson.

Quarter 4


7 – 8 – Mexborough Music Festival

19 – Mr Watson Laidlaw, of Bank House, Mexborough, married to Miss Kathleen Mary Hague, daughter of Mr William Haigh, of Swinton House.

22 – Councillor John W Halmshaw agent of Mitchell Main and Darfield Main collieries, celebrated silver wedding and received presentations from management and employees.


13 – War Memorial unveiled at the great Central Station, Mexborough.

24 – Public presentation to Mr E Kettle of Kilnhurst, 45 years a headmaster, and for 38 years headmaster of Kilnhurst National School.

27 – Mexborough Y.M.C.A. campaign launched


3 – Reverend F.B.Gunnery, M.A., instituted vicar of Wath on Dearne.

Herbert Crossley, the Mexborough boxer buried at Swinton.

15 – A dwelling house in Frederick St, Swinton, totally destroyed by fire, and two families ruined.