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Marconigrams – January 04th, 1941

January 1941

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 04 January 1941


Figure of speech: “Our worthy councillor has been the backbone of the soup kitchen for some time.”

A 27-years-old Bolton-on-Dearne Flight Sergeant, who has won the D.F.M. and bar, has shot down 13 enemy planes.

(Article on Bolton Site – George Cecil Unwin)

The death has occurred to a Doncaster nursing home of Mr. Spencer Baker, for 16 years clerk to Conisborough Urban Council. He was 64. Horace will

(Article on Conisborough site)

A defendant at Barnsley on Monday complained that he had been incorrectly described as a traveller, instead of “just an ordinary school teacher.”

“This is a book I love dearly.” said a defendant at Barnsley West Riding Court on Monday on being handed the testament and asked to take the oath.

Miss Prudence Crockett and Mr. Harry Smith, whose wedding took place on Tuesday at the Free Christian Church, Bolton, were the first couple to be married at the church.

(Article on Wath, Thurnscoe & Bolton sites)

The engagement has been announced of Mr. Horace Williams son of Mr. Tom Williams, M.P. for the Don Valley, and Mrs. Williams and Miss Mary Morrison, daughter of the Home Secretary, Mr. Herbert Morrison.

Steps are being taken in the South Yorkshire coalfield to provide extra safeguards for miners in case of air raid damage to pit heads by joining together underground workings of various pits to provide additional means of exit in an emergency.

In the Sheffield raids eight schools were demolished or so severely destroyed as to require rebuilding; at ten schools part of the building was demolished or damaged beyond repair: 11 were structurally damaged or capable of repair; 77 were superficially damaged, and 48 damaged.