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Sailor – Hall, Robert – Sailor’s Escape

March 1944
South Yorkshire Times, March 25th, 1944 Sailor’s Escape One of the survivors of a warship sunk while on convoy escort duty, Petty Officer Robert Hall, (23),...

Sailor – Briscoe, Harold K. – Seeing the World

March 1944
South Yorkshire Times, March 4th, 1944 Seeing the World Able-Seaman Harold K. Briscoe, Great Houghton Able-Seaman, Harold K. Briscoe, of John Street, Great Houghton, spent his third...

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 – 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,...

Thurnscoe Head Retiring – Mr. T. H. Bollans of the Hill School

January 1943
South Yorkshire Times January 16, 1943 Thurnscoe Head Retiring Mr. T. H. Bollans of the Hill School Mr. T. H. Bollans headmaster of The Hill Modern Boys'...

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...

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

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...

Fraud at Houghton Magna.

December 1902
Mexborough and Swinton Times, December 12, 1902 Fraud at Houghton Magna. At Leeds Assizes, on Saturday, Annie Birkitt (40), housekeeper, pleaded guilty to having obtained...

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,...

Soldier – Timberlake E. – With R.A.

January 1943
South Yorkshire Times, January 2, 1943 Gunner E. Timberlake, son of Mrs. A. Timberlake the late Mr. Timberlake, is with the RA., and has been...

Wedding – Moore & Harwood

July 1970
South Yorkshire Times, July 4th 1970 Married at Wombwell Parish Church, Miss Elaine Moore (Wombwell) and Mr. Elvin Harwood (Great Houghton).

False Pretences at Houghton

December 1902
Mexborough and Swinton Times, December 5, 1902 False Pretences at Houghton Annie Birkett, single woman of Houghton Magna, was charged with having obtained the sum...

Golden Wedding Day – Happy Houghton Group

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 9th, 1934 Golden Wedding Day A Happy Houghton Group The photograph shows Mr. and Mrs. John Henry Oddy , 18, Thurnscoe Lane, Great...

Nurse’s Success

January 1944
South Yorkshire Times, January 15, 1944 Nurse’s Success Miss Phyllis Harrison, formerly of Sandhill, Great Houghton, has received a gold medal for obtaining the highest marks...

Wedding – Finean & Fisher

January 1944
South Yorkshire Times, January 1, 1944 Mr. E. Fisher (Middlecliffe) and Miss C. Finean (Darfield). Miss Coral Finean, twin daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Finean,...

Some Memorable Dates in 1943

January 1944
South Yorkshire Times, January 1, 1944 Looking Back Some Memorable Dates in 1943 January 9 – Announced that Mr. Frank Doxey, manager of Grimethorpe Colliery had been appointed...

New County Districts West Riding Proposals Completed

February 1934
South Yorkshire Times, February 2nd, 1934 New County Districts West Riding Proposals Completed Important Revisions Reorganisation Of Doncaster, Hemsworth, Barnsley and Penistone Rural Districts Fewer and Bigger Urban Authorities Local...

Obituary – Owen Pascoe

January 1934
South Yorkshire Times, January 19th, 1934 Obituary. Owen Pascoe Said to be the youngest Sergeant in the British Army in the early days of the war, Mr....

Beauty In Industry – Flood-Lighting of Houghton Main – A Striking Spectacle

January 1934
South Yorkshire Times, January 19th, 1934 Beauty In Industry Flood-Lighting of Houghton Main A Striking Spectacle Floodlit pithead gear at Houghton Main A frieze of dazzling brightness is being...

Marconigrams – January 19th, 1934

January 1934
South Yorkshire Times, January 19th, 1934 Marconigrams A Chamber of Trade has been formed at Goldthorpe. The Houghton Main Colliery Company have re-opened their Parkgate seam, closed...