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Marconigrams – May 1st 1931

May 1931

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 01 May 1931


“I am descended from Charles II., ” says Lord Ponsonby. But aren’t we all?

The Montagu Hospital “Rag” Committee are to publish a special newspaper next week.

The Swinton and Mexborough Gas Board last year increased its industrial sales to 27 per cent. of the total.

“You needn’t leave nothink here about Incense, young man,” said the old lady to the enumerator; ‘we’re Low Church.”

If we could increase our low rateable value, Swinton would be second to none among urban townships.-  Mr. Maurise Creighton.

A committee representative of the Government and the Miners’ Federation is to examine the miners’ demand for a new Minimum Wage Bill.

Owing to alterations to the winding machinery the Barnsley seam of the Denaby Main colliery, employing 500 men and boys, will be closed for several months.

The Mexborough Urban District Council have arranged to purchase from Captain F. J. 0 Montagu the freehold of the market lands and buildings at present leased by the Council.

Swinton U.D. Council have appointed a subcommittee to examine housing conditions with a view to operating clauses of the 1930 Housing Act dealing with slum clearance.

The death is reported of the Rev. Isaac Middleton, formerly of Wombwell and Swinton, later rector of Peatling Parva, Leicester, and until retirement last November rector of Claughton, Lancashire.

The people of Hickleton have arranged to give Lord and Lady Irwin a warm welcome when they come to Hickleton, as is expected, early next week. Lord Halifax, Lord Irwin’s father, arrived at Hickleton yesterday from Devonshire.

May Festivals are to be held on Sunday in connection with the Roman Catholic churches at Denaby and Wath and the Goldthorpe Parish Church, and on Sunday week in connection with the Roman Catholic Church at Mexborough.

Don’t forget: Sunday School Anniversary at Mexborough Wesleyan Chinch on Sunday next.