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Middlecliffe Case at Assizes

December 1959
South Yorkshire Times - Saturday 12 December 1959 Co-Op. Director First Defence Witness at Leeds Assizes Barnsley Case Still Incomplete After Hearing Lasting Four Days...

Nazi Air Force’s Busy Day – Planes Over British Coast

January 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 13 January 1940 Nazi Air Force's Busy Day             Planes Over British Coast Soon Driven Off : No Bombs Dropped Italian Volunteers...

Soldier – Chadwick, Harry – Darfield Man Entertains.

January 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 13 January 1940 Darfield Man Entertains. Are the troops downhearted?—No! At least not when Private Harry Chadwick, of Darfield, is...

Editorial – Slippery Places

11 January 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 11 January 1941 Slippery Places Then understood I the end of these men; namely, how Thou dost set them...

Editorial – Roosevelt’s Resolve (video – Arsenal of Democracy)

4 January 1941
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 04 January 1941 Roosevelt's Resolve Mr. Roosevelt has now made' it clear "beyond a per-adventure," as his illustrious predecessor of...

Last Year’s Tale of Tragedy – A Diary of Inquests.

January 1930
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 03 January 1930 Last Year's Tale of Tragedy. A Diary of Inquests.  January 7—Suicide of Consiboro’ saddler, Philip Elmhurst, by...

Diary of Local History in 1929 – Quarter 4 – October to December

January 1930
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 03 January 1930 Local History in 1929. A Diary of Outstanding Events - the Year Reviewed. Diary of the Year. October. 1—Public...

Diary of Local History in 1929 – Quarter 3 – July to September

January 1930
Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 03 January 1930 Local History in 1929. A Diary of Outstanding Events – the Year Reviewed. Diary of the Yar. July 6- West...

Diary of Local History in 1929 – Quarter 2 – April to June

January 1930
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 03 January 1930 Local History in 1929. A Diary of Outstanding Events - the Year Reviewed. Diary of the Year....

Diary of Local History in 1929 – Quarter 1 – January to March

January 1930
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Friday 03 January 1930 Local History in 1929. A Diary of Outstanding Events - the Year Reviewed. Gains and Losses. Diary...

Houghton Main Fatal Accident.

January 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 13 January 1940 Houghton Main Fatal Accident. CharIie Ward (36), married, a surface worker, of 8, College Terrace, Darfield, slipped...

Soldiers – Bladen C. & Cooke, Charles -Two Local Reservists

January 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 06 January 1940 Two Local Reservists A reservist who has seen three of six three years' service in India, C....

Caught Red-Handed Gun-Stealing at Darfield

January 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 06 January 1940 Caught Red-Handed Gun-Stealing at Darfield For stealing a shot gun and a Winchester rifle three haulage...

Editorial – Adolf Strafe England

28 October 1939
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 28 October 1939 Adolf Strafe England The war still hangs fire but the German Foreign Minister came in front...

Editorial – The Tempo Quickens

21 October 1939
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 21 October 1939 The Tempo Quickens The tempo of the war quickens by land, sea, and air. The Germans in...

Editorial – The Monomaniac

14 October 1939
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 14 October 1939 The Monomaniac Hitler has got his answer. The worst he can do is more tolerable than...

Editorial – Pistol Point Peace

7 October 1939
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 07 October 1939 Pistol Point Peace These are early days to be talking of war aims although we are...

Editorial – Mr Churchill’s Broadcast to the Italian People (video)

28 December 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 28 December 1940  Mr Churchill's Broadcast to the Italian People Mr Churchill's broadcast to the Italian people was a magnificent...

Round your Way – The Houghtons

May 1949
South Yorkshire Times - Saturday 14 May 1949 Round your Way – the Houghtons Where the Rotherham road dips and rises out of Darfield you will...

Editorial – Sheffield Smitten

2 December 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 21 December 1940 Sheffield Smitten Sheffield has now experienced the full fury of a Nazi mass raid and has borne...

Editorial – Past Pardon

December 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 14 December 1940 Past Pardon https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler%27s_Speech_to_the_Workers_of_Berlin_(10_December_1940) When Hitler spoke to German factory workers on Tuesday he took care to choose a...

Editorial – The Science of War

7 December 1940
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 07 December 1940 The Science of War The Germans have made an angry protest against the publication in Switzerland...

New Playground: A Happy Day for Houghton

May 1959
South YorkshireTimes - Saturday 09 May 1959 New Playground: A Happy Day for Houghton Within seconds of Great Houghton's first children's playing field being declared...

Editorial – Queens Speech and Churchill’s Review (videos)

18 November 1939
Mexborough and Swinton Times November 18, 1939 The Gentle Queen The Queen's broadcast to the women of the Empire was one of the war's loveliest interludes....

Clever Young Pianist

December 1939
Mexborough and Swinton Times December 30, 1939 Clever Young Pianist Sonia Ann Lukins, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Fletcher, of 127, Pleasant Avenue Great...