Mexborough & Swinton Times, April 26, 1941
Mexborough Town Nursing Association are holding flower days on May 9th and 10th.
The final of the Wood Shield Ambulance Competition will be held at Wombwell on May 17th.
As a war-time measure Worsborough U.D.C. have given permission for goats to be kept on their refuse tip.
Mr. G. W. Meanley of High Melton, and formerly of Mexborough, has been elected chairman of Doncaster Rural Council.
The Bishop of Sheffield, the Rt. Rev. L. S. Hunter, is to visit Wombwell on May 24th to conduct a Confirmation Service.
Mr. J. A. Hall, J.P., President of the Yorkshire Mineworkers’ Association, has been elected chairman of Wombwell U.D.C. for the third year.
A meeting of the Wath Ruridecanal Conference is to be held at Wombwell on Saturday, May 3rd, when the Archdeacon of Doncaster will be the principal speaker.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Harrop, of Adwick Road, Mexborough, well known members of Oxford Road Wesleyan Reform Church, celebrated the 40th anniversary of their wedding this week.
At a meeting of the Darfield U.D.C. on Friday, the new Chairman (Coun. S. Blackwell) said that in the long run John Bull will prevail. He is wrong. In the ” long run,” Mussolini has already prevailed.
On Whit Monday the railwaymen of Mexborough and District, who so successfully organised a railway exhibition a few years ago, are arranging to hold a hospital gala, which is to be opened by Britain’s Railway Queen, Miss Lawton, of Huddersfield. A large number are working most enthusiastically to ensure the complete success of this event. Mr. D. S. Humphreys, J.P., is the General Honorary Secretary of this effort.
A violent explosion, which was audible in Swinton and Wath districts, occurred on Saturday afternoon, while repairs were being carried out in an engine house attached to Manvers Main by-product plant. The force of the explosion blew the roof completely off the engine house, and flung slates in all directions. Repairs were quickly completed, and three hours after the explosion the plant was in full operation.