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Marconigrams – September 4th 1931

September 1931

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 04 September 1931


The Church folk of Denaby are building a parish hall by voluntary labour.

Wanted: the man who can find “a horse to beat Cameronian in the Leger.”

A bride of 64 married a bridegroom of 71 at Denaby Parish Church yesterday.

Great Houghton show was successfully revived on Saturday after thirty years.

Our belated summer ended on Wednesday —presumably because of the “Times” Cup Final.

Barnsley had the highest death rate in the country from influenza in the quarter ended June 30.

The Rev. R. J. Jones, curate at Wombwell, has spent a holiday visiting other churches as an ordinary worshipper.

Radio gramophone selections of ” The Messiah” are to be given in the Conisboro’ Parish Church on Sunday evening.

Excellent entries were exhibited in this week’s annual district shows of garden produce, in spite of the difficult season.

Harry Crossley, Mexborough’s holder of the British “Cruiserweight” boxing championship, is to box for the National heavyweight title.

There were 6.338 fewer births registered in England and Wales during the quarter ended June 30 than in the corresponding quarter last year.

A man was charged at Barnsley on Wednesday with doing wilful damage to goalposts. The defendant, it should be stated, was not a Barnsley forward.

The unecclesiastical calendar: the vicar of Conisboro’ announces that the Parish Church Band of Hope will commence on “the Monday after the Races at 6-30.”

Canon B. Blakeney, rector of Southport, who was incumbent at Wombwell when the parish church there was built, is to preach in his old pulpit on Sunday, October 4th.

South Yorkshire local authorities have revealed sharply divided views on the question of the application of the national economy plans to local schemes, at meetings held this week.

The rector of Wombwell has rebuked careless young people who throw toffee papers on the church floor, and also complains that an old font has been used as a repository for similar litter.

Dr. Hatherley, the medical officer of Swinton, who is an enthusiastic cyclist, gave an interesting talk on a recent cycling tour in Spain, to the members of the Mexborough Rotary Club, on Tuesday.

The wages of Yorkshire and Nottinghamshire miners will remain on the minimum level during September, the owners in each case having to make up the difference between the ascertainment percentage and the agreed minimum.

“If we had inspectors for finding trade instead of smoke it would be very much better,” said Mr. Furniss, the Rotherham solicitor, in defending the Cortonwood Colliery Company, who were being prosecuted for emitting black smoke.