Marconigrams – June 24th, 1932

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 24 June 1932


Yesterday was the Prince of Wales’ thirty-eighth birthday.

The nightingale has been heard on several occasions this week at Cortonwood Basin.

Lord Milton is to open a horticultural show at Great Houghton on August 27th.

The Alexandra Rose Day collection for the Montagu Hospital on Saturday raised about £100.

“Those who care for religion are sick of the divisions and quarrels of Christendom.” —Lord Halifax. ”

The hay harvest in in full swing in this district and much of the crop has already been safely gathered in.

An order for 50,000 tons of coal for the Lithuanian State Railways has been received in South Yorkshire.

Heard at Swinton : “They told mo this was a good place for fish and I can believe it; I never ace any of them leave it.”

A young lady married at Darfield eighteen months ago, died last week, and by her request her wedding dress was buried with her.

The underground haulage of the Manvers Main No. 1 colliery is being electrified and this pit is to stand from today (Friday) until the beginning of August.

Mr. J. Sands, of 19, High Street, Wath-on-Dearne, who emigrated to New Zealand five years ago, is now a Methodist minister at Kazoo, Whangarei, North Auckland.

The week’s mixed metaphor! “This Government came in with flying trumpets.”— Mr. Gabriel Price, M.P. Bat naturally Gabriel would associate flying with trumpets.

The West Riding County Council have decided to rent the ground floor of Rock House, recently acquired by the Swinton Urban District Council, for use as a maternity and child welfare centre.

A conference of local authorities concerned with the periodical flooding of the Don and Dearne valleys is to be held in, the pavilion of the Miners’ Welfare Park at Bentley on Saturday, July 9th.

Father Holohan, of St- Alban’s Roman Catholic Church, Denaby Main, in his sermon on Sunday morning, denounced the recent suggestion to establish a birth control clinic in the Conisborough urban district.

The Houghton Main miners have been balloted this week on the question of tendering notices. The situation has developed out of the dismissal of a number of men alleged to have absented themselves from work without notice.

Mr. Charles Hanmer’s film of mining life, “Black Diamonds,” was exhibited in Sheffield last Thursday to the members of the Mining Institution and their guests at their summer conference. It is shortly to be shown to the Prince of Wales in London.

Wath gardeners will be pleased to learn Brookfield Nurseries, Swinton, have now a stall in their market on Friday as well as in the Mexborough covered market.