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Marconigrams – September 17th, 1921

September 1921

Mexborough and Swinton Times Saturday 17 September, 1921


Conisbrough Urban Council is making a good start.
(Article Conisbrough site)

The midweek market at Wombwell proving exceedingly popular.

The housing dilemma again! At Thurnscoe there are 384 applicants for 80 houses.
(Article Thurnscoe site)

There is to be an extensive speeding up of the railway operations commencing Monday, October 3rd.

According to the Rev. Samuel Chadwick, the wickedness of man may not matter very much as long as women keep good.

Already it is evident that the greatest popular attraction in this district is league football,–with the cinema as a good second.

The memorial of the 6th Battalion. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, Is to be unveiled at York Minster on Monday. Sept. 26th

“Those who work will win,” observed the Lord Bishop of Sheffield in dedicating the’ Swinton War Memorial on Sunday afternoon.

The Hull and Barnsley Railway Company have intimated that they cannot resume running the 9-15 p.m. train from Wath to Thurnscoe.

A dignified rebuke was administered at Swinton, on Sunday, to the few persons whc have objected to the form of the War Memorial.

A Mexboro’ man who was described in court as “a terror to the district” has been sentenced to two months’ hard labour for assault.
(Article Mexborough site)

Herbert Crossley, the well-known Mexboro’ heavy-weight boxer, has arrived in America, and is eagerly anticipating his first contest in that country.

A handsome tribute has been paid by the Wombwell Urban Council lo Mr. Irving Washington who has recently left the service of the Council.

The Mexborough Secondary School reopened on Wednesday morning, after the summer vacation, the estimated number of pupils being approximately 630.

Mr. George Longden, of Brampton, winding engine driver at the Cortonwood Colliery, has won £100 in a dancing competition at the Winter Gardens, Blackpool.

The Wath and West Melton War Memorial is to be unveiled on Sunday, September 25th, by Major E. D. B. Johnson, M.C., T.D., and dedicated by the Lord Bishop of Sheffield.

A considerable acquisition to Mexboro’ will be the opening on Saturday of the extensive new Furnishing Store in Montagu Buildings, High Street by Messrs. Millards, of Doncaster.

Mr. H. Ward, a partially disabled soldier, has been appointed temporary Inspector of Nuisances at Wombwell in succession to Mr. Irving Washington at a salary of £300 per annum.

The members of the Typographical Association are to ballot on a proposed wage reduction of 5s. per week, to take effect on October 1st, and 2s. 6d. per week to take effect on January 7th, 1922.

At the Bolton Urban Council meeting on Tuesday, Mr. T. Williams described as “diabolical” the Ministry of Health’s decision to curtail the grant of free milk to babies and expectant mothers.

The local Education Committee have decided to close the Mexboro’ schools at 4 p.m. on October 5th, in the week of the Mexboro’ Musical Festival, which is being held at the Secondary Schools on October 7th and 8th.

Some members of the Bolton Urban Council are keen on housing, but strongly object to “public-housing.” Notwithstanding their opposition, a piece of land on the Council site is to be ear-marked for licensed premises.

A much-needed improvement in the Post Office accommodation is expected at Wombwell. The postal authorities have secured the lease of premises adjoining, with this in view.

Rivals in hero-worship! Envious of Charlie Chaplin’s popularity in London, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks have announced their intention of visiting Europe at an early date.

The Mining Engineering Centre established at Wombwell in connection with the Evening Continuation Classes is to be opened on Saturday next. A similar course will probably be introduced at Mexboro’ very shortly.

Dr. Addison, in his recent visit to South Elmsall, visited the houses in course of erection under the direction of the Bolton Council. and advised the members of that body “not to take their eyes off town planning.”

The unveiling and dedication of the Manvers Main Collieries War Memorial Cross is to take place on Sunday. The unveiling will be performed by Mr. W. S. Hunter, and the dedication by the Rev. F. Hutchinson, Vicar of Swinton.

A strong rumour exists in Mexboro’ that the Fire Brigade display arranged by the Hospital Sports Committee has been abandoned. We are asked emphatically to deny this and to state that it will take

The total decrease for the four days’ race traffic passing through Conisboro’ on the Great Central Railway, amounted to over 30,000 less than that in 1920. On the Wednesday (Leger Day), there was a decrease, of over 17,000 less than on the corresponding day of the previous year.

The total amount raised from the Mexboro’ Central Relief Fund was £759 3s 8 ½ d. The expenditure was £724 9s. 3d., leaving a balance of £34 14s. 5 ½ d. This amount has been divided between the Children’s Ward of the Montagu Hospital and the Russian Famine Fund. Details appear in our advertisement columns.

A meeting will be held at the Primitive Methodist School, Mexboro’, on Saturday, Sept. 17 at 7 p.m., to consider the question of Labour representation on the County Council for the Conisboro’ and Mexboro’ districts. Speakers: W. Paling. C.C., of Bentley: G. Probert, C.C., of Bolton; and Coun. T. Williams (pros Parliamentary candidate).

Mexboro’ and neighbourhood should not fail to attend the fourth visit of Rev. H. Ironmonger (Elocutionary Recitals), Thursday, 7-3O, Congregational Schoolroom, Sept 22. Prices, 1/3 and 8d.