Barnsley Independent – Saturday 21 June 1919
Darfield’s War Memorial.
A public meeting has been held at Darfield to submit and consider proposals for a war memorial.
The assembly was composed mainly of “Comrades of the Great War,” who are very active locally, but the attendance was not very gratifying.
The committee appointed to consider the question of a memorial favoured a monument, but the “Comrades” urged as a counter-proposal the provision of a public institute.
The ” Comrades'” suggestion was adopted by an overwhelming majority. in spite of the fact that it was pointed out that such a scheme would cost at least £5,000.