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Soldier – Powell, Sonia – A.T.S. Driver

March 1944
South Yorkshire Times, March 25th, 1944 A.T.S. Driver Miss Sonia Powell, the only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oxley Powell, of School Street, who joined the...

Notable Service at Darfield

February 1944
South Yorkshire Times February 26, 1944 Notable Service at Darfield With 53 year’s service in pit work to his credit, Mr Robert Randerson (66), 76 Nanny...

King & Queen Tour of Yorkshire Coalfields – Pithead Canteen Lunch

February 1944
South Yorkshire Times, February 12th, 1944 King and Queen Tour of Yorkshire Coalfields Pithead Canteen Lunch at Elsecar Queen’s Interest in Hickleton Production Feats In the course of a...

Wedding – Rollinson & Bedford

February 1944
South Yorkshire Times, February 5th, 1944 Mr. H Bedford & Miss J Rollinson Miss Joan Rollinson eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. Rollinson of Illsley...

Wedding – Rushforth & Bladen

January 1943
South Yorkshire Times January 9, 1943 Mr. W. Maiden (Gt. Houghton) and Miss B. Rushforth (Darfield). Miss Betty E. Rushforth, youngest daughter of Mrs. George Rushforth,...

Wedding – Hirst & Bouskill

January 1943
South Yorkshire Times Saturday, January 16, 1943 Mr E Bouskill (Darfield) and Miss H.Hirst, (Cleckheaton) Miss Hilda Firth, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Hirst...

Soldier – Powell, Ernest – Splendid Christmas Gift

February 1944
South Yorkshire Times, February 5th 1944 Splendid Christmas Gift Driver Ernest Powell of “Bona Vista,” Thurnscoe Lane, Great Houghton, is attached to the Royal Engineers.  He...

Soldier – Barnes, Arthur Alexander – Bananas Sent Home

February 1944
South Yorkshire Times, February 5th 1944 Bananas Sent Home Arthur Alexander Barnes was born in Canada, and came to England to reside with relatives at Darfield...

Soldier – Vickerman, Harry – Here It Is, Harry

February 1944
South Yorkshire Times, February 5th 1944 Here It Is, Harry Pte. Harry Vickerman (31) son of Mr. and Mrs. Hy. Vickerman of South Street, Darfield is...

Undue Risk – Timbering Precautions Neglected – Fatal Sequel

January 1933
South Yorkshire Times, January 27th, 1933 Undue Risk Timbering Precautions Neglected At Houghton Fatal Sequel "I saw him coming down the drift on a stretcher. He moaned ,and...

0bituary – Doctor Baxter

June 1944
South Yorkshire Times June 3, 1944 0bituary - Doctor Baxter Mr. Doctor Baxter (74), a well-known resident and esteemed chorister in the Parish Church choir for...

Editorial – Getting to Grips

17 June 1944
South Yorkshire Times June 17, 1944 Getting to Grips These last ten days have been the most heartening since Britain took up arms against the all-pervading...

Editorial – Well Begun

17 June 1944
South Yorkshire Times June 10, 1944 Well Begun At long last conjecture has given place to reality. The contact between Germany and the Allies broken off...

Attendance Record

March 1934
South Yorkshire Times, March 2nd, 1934 Attendance Record Mary Lincoln, aged 12, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Lincoln, School Street, has just completed a remarkable...

Marconigrams – December 14th, 1912

December 1912
Mexborough and Swinton Times December 14, 1912 Marconigrams This week’s issue consists of 20 pages, 160 columns, – a record pennyworth in weekly journalism. Miss Montagu has...

Ebenezer Elliott

January 1850
Wiltshire Independent, Thursday, 3 January 1850 Shrewsbury Chronicle, Friday, 4 January 1850 Elgin Courant, and Morayshire Advertiser, Friday, 11 January 1850 Ebenezer Elliott Picture from Wikipedia: We have had...

Marconigrams – December 09th, 1922

December 1922
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 09 December 1922 Marconigrams Last Friday, the Rev. W.A. Strawbridge, M.A., completed his 25th year as Vicar of Conisborough. A new...

Fatal Accident At Houghton Main – Head Trapped

January 1933
South Yorkshire Times  January 20, 1933 Head Trapped Fatal Accident At Houghton Main Darfield Boy's Death The death of Edward Andrews (14), haulage hand, of 16, Church View,...

Wedding – Hanson & Winstanley

July 1970
South Yorkshire Times, July 4th 1970 Miss Linda Hanson (Darfield) and Mr. Joseph Winstanley (Tickhill) who were married on Saturday at Doncaster Register Office

Wedding – Joss & Mills

July 1970
South Yorkshire Times, July 4th 1970 Miss Margaret Anne Joss, of Cover Drive, Darfield and Mr Barry Mills, Bartholomew St, Wombwell after their wedding at...

Darfield  122 for 6  Swinton  119 – Tailend Batsmen Forced Win

2 July 1960
South Yorkshire Times, July 2nd, 1960 Tailend Batsmen Forced Darfield Win Darfield  122 for 6  Swinton  119 That not all the talent is at the top of...

Marconigrams – December 07th, 1912

December 1912
Mexborough and Swinton Times, December 7, 1912 Marconigrams The resignation is impending of an official of the Mexborough Urban District Council. The will of the late Mr...

Nelson League – Steve Smallman

16 February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 16th 1934 Nelson League Steve Smallman (Darfield Bridge) is a member of a well-known football family, of which there are five representatives,...

Darfield Church 

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 16th, 1934  Darfield Church  “I have been in many churches and heard various preachers, but I have still to visit a church...

Marconigrams – February 16th, 1934

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 16th, 1934 Marconigrams The city of Sheffield has a budget deficit estimated at £250,000. At Barnsley on Wednesday: “The man was drunk so...