Mexborough and Swinton Times October 28 1938
Maurice Bardsley, of Coronation Street, Darfield, at the age of 13 has just realised an ambition he has “nursed” for over two years that of gaining a first place at a musical festival.
He did this at Armthorpe Festival recently, when he was first in the under sixteen treble solo class for boys, the test piece being `The Organ Man.” Maurice had previously won several certificates, including a first at Mexborough Festival recently, and a second at Pontefract.
He is always pleased to give assistance at charitable musical evenings. Maurice is a scholar at Darfield Church School and a member of Barnsley Road Wesley Chapel.
His father, Mr. Herbert Bardsley, has been keenly interested in singinq for many years and is a member of Barnsley Road Wesley Choir.