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Editorial – Greek Tragedy

19 April 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 19 April 1941 Greek Tragedy The war in Greece is not yet over but it is far spent. The...

Editorial – Britain at Bay

19 April 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 19 April 1941 Britain at Bay A swift shadow has passed over our military position in North Africa, where...

Soldier – White, Norman – Did Not Recognise King!

March 1940
Mexborough and Swinton Times, March 23, 1940 Did Not Recognise King! Corporal Norman White, son of Mrs. White and the late Mr. Jack White, of School...

Editorial – The Price of Survival

12 April 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 12 April 1941 The Price of Survival The first full war Budget presents us with a sombre but striking...

Editorial – A Cry From Macedonia -Invasion of Greece & Yugoslavia (video)

12 April 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 12 April 1941 A Cry From Macedonia For Greece and Yugoslavia the hour of destiny has struck and the...

Editorial – The Final Infamy – Invasion of Norway & Denmark (video)

13 April 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 13 April 1940 The Final Infamy The lightning invasion of Norway and Denmark may well be the final infamy...

Editorial – This Year of Fate

30 December 1939
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 30 December 1939 This Year of Fate And so draws to its close this year of fate, 1939, in...

Editorial – Recipe for a Happy Christmas

23 December 1939
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 23 December 1939 Recipe for a Happy Christmas Twenty-two years have rolled by and again we face a war...

Editorial – Alas, Poor Ghost!

16 December 1939
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 16 December 1939 Alas, Poor Ghost! The intervention of the League of Nations in the Russo-Finnish dispute came as...

Editorial – “Guilty, But Insane”

9 December 1939
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 09 December 1939 "Guilty, But Insane" The Bolshevik invasion of Finland is a turning-point in the war and in...

Editorial – Grey Goebbels

2 December 1939
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 02 December 1939 Grey Goebbels Dr. Goebbels, speaking at a "Strength Through Joy" concert, spoke of the "fresh sorrows that...

Soldier – Smith, Angus – Somewhere in England

March 1940
Mexborough and Swinton Times March 16, 1940 Service Snaps Angus Smith is a Darfield product and his home address is 11. West Street. Angus joined the Forces...

Editorial – Shattering Blows – Battle of Cape Matapan (videos)

5 April 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 05 April 1941 Shattering Blows Italy has been given one more reminder of the terrifying power of the Royal...

Captured Nazi Ship – Darfield Man’s Part in Naval Success – Crew “Came Quietly”

March 1940
South Yorkshire Times, March 2nd, 1940 Captured Nazi Ship Darfield Man's Part in Naval Success Crew "Came Quietly" Arriving in a British port last week, with...

Cricket’s New Season

7 May 1949
South Yorkshire Times May 7, 1949 Summery Scene on Darfield's pleasant cricket ground last week-end was symbolical of the opening of the new season.

Editorial – Yugoslavia Finds Her Soul

29 March 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 29 March 1941 Yugoslavia Finds Her Soul The Balkan Broth begins to bubble with a vengeance! From the tangle of...

Editorial – ” A Draught of Life “

22 March 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 22 March 1941 " A Draught of Life " Mr. Churchill has described, in one of his imperishable phrases,...

Soldier – Round, Edward – Darfield Sportsman

March 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 2 March 1940 Darfield Sportsman Driver Edward Round, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. Round, of Barnsley Road, Darfield, who...

Diary of the Year 1959 Presented in Brief – Sunshine and Shadow of life...

January 1960
South Yorkshire Times January 2, 1960 A Diary of the Year 1959 Presented in Brief Sunshine and Shadow of life in South Yorkshire Below are recorded some...

Editorial – Hat in the Ring (videos)

15 March 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 15 March 1941 Hat in the Ring The American legislature has passed the Lease and Lend Bill, which is being...

Darfield Producer

February 1949
South Yorkshire Times February 19, 1949 Darfield Producer Thomas William Illsley, Junior, of Darfield, is a versatile man. His  one great passion, however, is amateur drama...

Editorial – Turkey

22 February 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 22 February 1941 Turkey If the war has taught us anything, it has taught us that so long as...

Leading Local Events in 1930 – Achievements and Disappointments – Quarter 4

January 1931
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 02 January 1931 Leading Local Events in 1930 Achievements and Disappointments Quarter 4 October 1—Mr. J. Smith, B.Sc., head of Wombwell...

Leading Local Events in 1930 – Achievements and Disappointments – Quarter 3

January 1931
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 02 January 1931 Leading Local Events in 1930 Achievements and Disappointments Quarter 3 July. 1—Presentations to Rev. C. H. Randell, departing...

Leading Local Events in 1930 – Achievements and Disappointments – Quarter 2

January 1931
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 02 January 1931 Leading Local Events in 1930 Achievements and Disappointments Quarter 2 April 3—Inquest on Wath Main explosion victims concluded, with...