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Marconigrams – June 20th, 1942

June 1942

South Yorkshire Times, June 20th, 1942.


On Sunday Mr. Frank Willcock completed thirty years’ service as organist at Brampton Bierlow Parish Church.

The death took place on Wednesday of Mr. Harry Thompson, who was secretary of the Montagu Hospital for many years.

Some 244 young policemen in the West Riding Constabulary are affected by the Government’s decision to release the younger men for the fighting forces.

Mr. Moses Guest, of Swinton, has been elected a Trustee of the Order of Druids Friendly Society in succession to the late Mr. T. Grundy, former M.P. for the Rother Valley.

Barnburgh Main miners have agreed to a 2s. stoppage per man to be given to the fourteen survivors and the relatives of the four miners killed in the recent Barnburgh disaster.

The Home Guard are urgently In need of old German steel helmets for exercise purposes. Any gifts or loans of these would be very acceptable. Offers may be addressed to the Editor. South Yorkshire Times, Mexborough.

Sheffield United F.C. for the year ending May 7th report a profit of £199 18s. 6d., after payment of mortgage and bank interest. A year ago a loss of £1,211 10s. was incurred.

The Ven. Edmund Hope. Archdeacon of Cleveland and a former Vicar of Mexborough, is to preach on Wednesday evening at 7 o’clock at Mexborough Parish Church Patronal Festival.

The Directors of the South Yorkshire Times have invited all the members of the Swinton and Kilnhurst Old Men’s Retreats to attend the charity cricket match at Mexborough on Monday next.

Lieut. G. A. Baylis, M.C., English international hockey player, and only son of Mr. and Mrs. G. E. Baylis, of Wath-on-Dearne, has been reported missing in the Middle East and is believed to be a prisoner of war.

The canteen for the workmen at Hickleton Main Colliery is to be opened officially on Sunday at 11 a.m. The opening ceremony will be performed by Mr. J. Hunter, managing director of the Doncaster Amalgamated Collieries. Ltd.

Supt. Marshall, who has succeeded Supt. W. Kay as the officer in charge of the Rotherham West Riding Police Division, was given a welcome by Lady Mabel Smith, the presiding magistrate at Sheffield West Riding Court on Friday. Mr. H. Keeble Howson, on behalf of the solicitors, also welcomed Supt. Marshall.

The Justices of the Sheffield Division of the West Riding have offered the position of Magistrates’ Clerk, rendered vacant by the death of Mr. F. B. Dingle, to Mr. A. G. Moody, who has been an assistant in the Sheffield Magistrates’ Clerk’s office for 44 years. The Sheffield City Justices have agreed to M. Moody accepting the post while still continuing his duties with the City Bench.

As the result of a new arrangement with Sir William Bartholomew, the Regional Civil Defence Commissioner, a big comb-out by the Ministry of Labour is to take place in the North Eastern area among full time civil defence workers, who will be switched over to factory jobs. They are to be released indefinitely, but are liable to be recalled to civil defence duties in the event of an emergency.

Mr. Norman Hulley, who was appointed manager of Denaby Main Colliery in 1931 and was subsequently made agent-manager, has now been appointed to the post of agent for the Denaby Colliery, with L Mr. J. Halford as manager. Mr. Halford has been undermanager of the Barnsley seam at Cadeby Colliery since 1936.

About 25 scholars of Mexborough Doncaster Road School attended Wednesday night’s Mexborough Urban Council meeting, following a request for admission from the school historical society. The Council intimated the children would be permitted to attend again if there was any likelihood of Council debates on subjects of interest to them.

Yorkshire has contributed three towards a total of 51 convictions obtained in May, 1942, by the R.S.P.C.A. for cruelty to animals. This total shows a decrease of seventeen, compared with the number of sixty-eight convictions during April, 1942. and also compares very favourably with the number of sixty-six for May, 1941. The cases of cruelty to horses, which number 18 are still far in excess of all the others.

Canon Charles Steele, formerly Vicar successively of Hoyland St. Peter’s, Swinton. and Scunthorpe, was- the preacher at Tankersley. Parish Church on Sunday. Canon Steele’s son-in-law, the Rev. T. G. Rogers, is Rector of Tankersley. Six of the Canon’s grandsons are in H.M. Forces and his only son, Wing Commander Ronald Steele, who is serving abroad with the R.A.F., has recently been promoted Air Commodore.

No fewer than twelve Test and County players are announced to play in the charity cricket match at Mexborough on Monday, the entire proceeds of which will be sufficient. It is hoped to endow a ” cricketers’ bed ” at the Montagu Hospital. Leary Constantine, E. R. Martindale and E. St. John Hill, all of whom are West Indian Test players will play. The famous Lancastrians, Eddie Paynter and George Duckworth also are coming, together with Ellis Robinson and Cyril Turner, the well known Yorkshiremen. In addition to these L. Townsend and Pope (Derbyshire), and Beet and C. J. Poole. of Nottinghamshire, will also play.     The match commences at 1.30 prompt and play will continue until 7.30.