South Yorkshire Times – Saturday 10 January 1942
Swinton have fixed their Warship Week target at £45,000 for a trawler-minesweeper.
Mrs. Ellen Cocking, of 20, Wath Road, Brampton, celebrated her 90th birthday on Sunday.
Paper. Do not use at all. Use as little as possible. Use as well as possible. Use again. Salvage the remainder.
The Chief Warden of Hull gave an interesting talk to members of the civil defence services at Conisbrough on Wednesday.
The death has occurred of Mr. Timothy Harding, of 118, Snape Hill Road, Darfield, in his 86th year. Mr. Harding began his teaching career at the Old Wesleyan School, Barnsley, in 1869. From 1886 to 1910 he was headmaster of Darfield Main Wesleyan School and four years later retired from the headmastership of Darfield Council School.
Mrs. Senior, of 33, Thomas Street, Swinton, has written thanking us for publishing the Christmas greetings from her son, L/cpl. Eric Senior, and his pals out in the Middle East and suggests that parents of the lads mentioned will join her in pending their best wishes and hopes for a speedy return for the boys. We are very glad to pass on this message and take the opportunity of adding our own greetings and best wishes for success and good fortune in the New Year.
The income of the Mexborough Montagu Hospital for the year ended December 31st, 1941, was the highest recorded In the history of the Hospital.
Speaking at Conisbrough on Wednesday the Chief Warden of Hull said that after Malta, Hull had been the most frequently raided place in the British Empire.
Canon H. Trevor Eddershaw, Vicar of Conlsbrough, who is in Sheffield Royal Infirmary following an operation, was on enquiry yesterday (Thursday) stated to be “still very ill.”
The first experiment in providing hot meals at the coal-face of an English colliery was made on Monday at the Haigh Colliery, near Barnsley. In containers which kept the food hot for several hours, the miners took down the pit a meal consisting of beef, two vegetables and a milk pudding.
A statement issued by the South Yorkshire Coalowners this week indicated that despite a decision of the Joint Production Committee, composed of equal representatives of the Association and the Y.M.A. to work on New Year’s Day, 56,944 tons of coal was lost through absenteeism that day. Percentage of absenteeism of face workers was 58.20.