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Marconigrams – November 28th, 1902

November 1902
Mexborough and Swinton Times November 28, 1902 Marconigrams This is the 22nd week of the Denaby and Cadeby Strike. The idea of providing public playgrounds for the...

Wedding – Poppleton and Robinson

January 1944
South Yorkshire Times, January 29, 1944 Wedding – Poppleton and Robinson The wedding was solemnised at Brampton Parish Church on Saturday of Miss Catherine Poppleton, only...

Yorkshire Cross Country Titles – Swinton Racecourse Circuit Plan

9 February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 9th, 1934 Yorkshire Cross Country Titles Plan of Swinton Racecourse Circuit   The plan shows the disposition of the old racecourse between Swinton and...

New Post for Staff

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 9th, 1934 Mr. R. W. Symons, of the staff of the Roman Terrace Boys’ School, has accepted a post under the...

Police Court Briefs

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 9th, 1934 Police Court Briefs Jack Hirst, Conisboro, was fined 6s. at Doncaster for riding a cycle without a front light. For...

Marconigrams – February 9th, 1934

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 9th, 1934 Marconigrams The pound and the dollar are still unable to look each other in the face. Police officer at Barnsley on...

Soldier – Sanderson, John Leslie – Silence Broken

January 1944
South Yorkshire Times, January 8, 1944 Silence Broken A silence of nearly two years was broken last Thursday, when Mrs. J. L. Sanderson received a postcard...

Marconigrams – November 21st, 1902

November 1902
Mexborough and Swinton Times November 21, 1902 Marconigrams Trades people in Mexborough have given up all hope of a profitable Christmas trade. The shouts of enthusiastic Mexborough...

Soldier – Firth, Francis Reginald – Getting Well

January 1944
South Yorkshire Times, January 1, 1944 Getting Well Dvr. Francis Reginald Firth, R.E. (27), elder son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Firth, of 28 Hatherley Road,...

The Late Mr. W. J. Warham

January 1944
South Yorkshire Times, January 1, 1944 The Late Mr. W. J. Warham Here is a photograph of the late Mr. Wilfred John Warman (41), of Rockingham...

Montagu Hospital – The Week’s Casualty List

January 1944
South Yorkshire Times, January 1, 1944 Montagu Hospital The Week’s Casualty List Wednesday. George Case (7), 60, Wath Road, Mexborough, shoulder injury; Eleanor Pocklington, 9, Station Road, Swinton,...

Some Memorable Dates in 1943

January 1944
South Yorkshire Times, January 1, 1944 Looking Back Some Memorable Dates in 1943 January 9 – Announced that Mr. Frank Doxey, manager of Grimethorpe Colliery had been appointed...

Wedding – Davison and Taylor

South Yorkshire Times, January 1, 1944 Wedding – Davison and Taylor The wedding took place at Swinton Parish Church on Monday of Miss Margery Taylor, daughter...

Boat Building Family – A Swinton Group

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 2nd, 1934 Boat Building Family A Swinton Group Here is a photograph of a group representing four generations of a Swinton family. Mr. W....

Police Court Briefs

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 2nd, 1934 Police Court Briefs For having been drunk and disorderly in Bridge Street, Swinton, Lawrence Ward (25), labourer, Kilnhurst, was fined...

Lorry and Trackless – Swinton Driver Fined

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 2nnd, 1934 Lorry and Trackless Swinton Driver Fined As an outcome of an accident in Swinton Road, Mexborough, on December 28th, William Jackson,...

Knocked Man Down – Colliery Engineer Summoned

South Yorkshire Times, February 2nd, 1934 Knocked Man Down Colliery Engineer Summoned Thomas H. Hodgkiss (42) colliery engineer, of 15 Winterwell Road, West Melton, was summoned at...

Marconigrams – February 02nd, 1934

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 2nd, 1934 Marconigrams Snowdrops and primroses are blooming in Darfield churchyard. The Poppy Day collections last year amounted to £452,500.  The figure for...

Swinton U.D.C. – Scarlet Fever Epidemic – Amalgamation Doom

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 2nd, 1934 Swinton U.D.C. Scarlet Fever Epidemic Anxiety and Suspicion Longer Isolation Wanted Amalgamation Doom Several interesting subjects were raised at the monthly meeting of...

New County Districts West Riding Proposals Completed

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 2nd, 1934 New County Districts West Riding Proposals Completed Important Revisions Reorganisation Of Doncaster, Hemsworth, Barnsley and Penistone Rural Districts Fewer and Bigger Urban Authorities Local...

Marconigrams – November 14th, 1902

November 1902
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 14 November 1902 Marconigrams. The cost of the Mexborough Bellman’s uniform, including the hat, was £3 17s. Suitable men are...

Cinema – The Picture House – When Ladies Meet

January 1934
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Mr. T. L. Curtis

January 1934
South Yorkshire Times, January 26th 1934 Mr. T. L. Curtis The death occurred with tragic suddenness on Monday morning of Mr. Thomas L. Curtis at his...

Wedding – Porter & Archer

July 1960
South Yorkshire Times, Saturday, July 2, 1960 Miss Margaret Porter (Swinton) and Mr Derek Archer (East Dene, Rotherham) seen after their marriage at Swinton Parish Church...

Fishing Prize Giving

July 1960
South Yorkshire Times, Saturday, July 2, 1960 Mr Alan Greaves being presented with the championship cup by Mrs I Pugh at the Fishing club prize-giving...