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Marconigrams, February 18th, 1922

February 1922
Mexborough and Swinton Times February 18, 1922 Marconigrams A Ruri- decanal conference will be held at Wath on March 4 Over a hundred head of cattle and...

Marconigrams – February 11th, 1922

February 1922
Mexborough and Swinton Times February 11, 1922 Marconigrams Will the Geddes Axe go through the screws? Most of the local collieries are working full-time. Wath on Dearne was...

Darfield  215 for 9 dec  Yorkshire Nomads  209 for 5

9 May 1970
South Yorkshire Times, May 9th, 1970 Darfield  215 for 9 dec  Yorkshire Nomads  209 for 5 In a high scoring friendly at Darfield on Sunday the...

New Darfield Main Manager

February 1970
South Yorkshire Times, February 7, 1970 Mr Chris Hindley, the new manager of Darfield Main Colliery, and formerly manager of Denby Grange Colliery.

Wedding – Singleton & Shaw

January 1932
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 1 January 1932 Miss Doris Singleton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Singleton, of Gladstone Terrace, Darfield, was married...

Soldier – Striickland, Eric – In A Rickshaw

February 1942
South Yorkshire Times - Saturday 07 February 1942 In A Rickshaw Eric Strickland, of Darfield, a former driver on the long distance Yorkshire Traction buses, has...

Nearly One a Minute – Recruits For Wombwell and Darfield A.T.C.

February 1942
South Yorkshire Times - Saturday 28 February 1942 Nearly One a Minute Recruits For Wombwell and Darfield A.T.C. A resolution formally authorising application for permission to...

The National Coal Strike – Situation at the Local Collieries

March 1912
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 02 March 1912 Situation at the Local Collieries Wombwell The strike commenced in the Wombwell district on Wednesday with the closing...

National Coal Strike – Premier’s Important Statement – Government Favour Minimum Wage.

March 1912
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 02 March 1912 National Coal Strike. Yesterday's Conferences Fail. Premier's Important Statement. The Government Favour Minimum Wage. The Local...

The National Coal Strike – How the Local Firms Stand

March 1912
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 02 March 1912 The Effect in the Don Valley How the Local Firms Stand Varied Endurance Electricity All Right. The seriousness of...

Garden Refuse dumped on Darfield path

May 1970
South Yorkshire Times, May 9th, 1970 Garden Refuse dumped on Darfield path A complaint that unauthorised tipping was taking place on a path between Oberon Crescent...

Historical Diary – 12 December Anniversaries

January 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times, January 1st 1892 Historical Anniversaries December 1              First election Rotherham and Hallamshire divisions '85 2              Testimonial to W. Ping. Rawmarsh, '86 3              Mrs. Barker,...

The Colliery Disaster at Houghton Main

January 1887
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 03 January 1887 The Colliery Disaster at Houghton Main New Year's Day at Darfield. The pleasantly situated village of Darfleld, which was...

Historical Diary – 11 November Anniversaries

January 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times January 1, 1892 Anniversaries November 1              Shocking accident to engine driver, Manvers Main ‘80                 (Article Wath...

Editorial – Safe Home

24 January 1942
South Yorkshire Times - Saturday 24 January 1942 Safe Home Mr. Winston Churchill is safely back from his historic mission to the United States. It was...

Airman & Sailors – Randersons – Three Darfield Brothers

January 1942
South Yorkshire Times - Saturday 24 January 1942 Three Darfield Brothers Three sons of Mr. and Mrs. R. Randerson, of Nanny Harr Road, Darfield, are...

1931 Casualty List

January 1932
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 01 January 1932 1931 Casualty List January 2 – Dominic Gilmore (14), 20, Braithwell Street, Denaby, crushed and killed by tubs...

Historical Diary – 10 October Anniversaries

January 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times January 1, 1892 Anniversaries October. 1 Opening Swinton Co-op Stores, ‘82 2 Presentation to Dr. Blythman, Swinton. '88 3 Presentation to Rev. T.J. T. J....

Alarming Colliery Fire – Great Destruction of Property – 700 Men Out Of Employment.

October 1872
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Tuesday 15 October 1872 Alarming Colliery Fire Darfield Main. Great Destruction of Property. 700 Men Out Of Employment. One of the...

Blonde Irene Will Join Minstrel Dancers

May 1970
South Yorkshire Times, May 2nd, 1970 Blonde Irene Will Join Minstrel Dancers Being chosen one of 12 out of well over 100 girls throughout the country...

Editorial – Singapore

7 February 1942
South Yorkhire Times - Saturday 7 February 1942 Singapore We have not yet got accustomed to the terrific pace of this war. In Russia, where...

Historical Diary – 09 September Anniversaries

January 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times January 1, 1892 Anniversaries September. 1 Grand Bazaar at Mexboro’ ‘86 2 Mrs. Otter, Swinton, died, '81 3 Opening Swinton Hoard Schools, '78 4 Presentation to...

Editorial – Tides of Battle

17 January 1942
South Yorkshire Times, January 17th 1942 Tides of Battle Though resistance visibly grows, the Japanese drive in the Pacific has not yet lost its momentum,...

Marconigrams – February 24th, 1912

February 1912
Mexborough and Swinton Times, February 24, 1912 Marconigrams The extended churchyard of Darfield was consecrated on Tuesday. A canal barge fully ladened went down in the canal...

Hull Coal Traffic – A Slightly Increased Tonnage.

February 1912
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Thursday 08 February 1912 Hull Coal Traffic A Slightly Increased Tonnage. The official return of the coal traffic through Hull in...