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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...

Historical Diaries – 07 July Anniversaries

December 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times December 23, 1892 Anniversaries July 1 Opening of Swinton and Knottingley Railway, ‘79 2 Presentation to Rev H Smith, Wath, ’89 3 E W Rawlin,...

Marconigrams – October 12th, 1912

October 1912
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 12 October 1912 Marconigrams The Montagu Hospital Tea will be held on Thursday next. Miss Montague of Mexborough are spending a...

Historical Diary – 12 – December Anniversaries

December 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times, December 23rd, 1892 Historical Anniversaries December 1              First election Rotherham and Hallamshire divisions ’85 2              Testimonial to W. Ping. Rawmarsh, ’86 3              Mrs. Barker, Mexboro’,...

Right of King Coal

October 1912
Mexborough & Swinton Times - Saturday 05 October 1912 Right of King Coal Though Samuel Round, a topman at the Hickleton Main Colliery, who lives at...

Houghton Main – Satisfactory Settlement after Dispute.

September 1922
Sheffield Daily Telegraph - Monday 04 September 1922 Houghton Main. Satisfactory Settlement after Ten Weeks' Dispute. The news that a settlement has been arrived at...

Historical Diary – 11 – November Anniversaries

December 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times December 30, 1892 Anniversaries November 1 Shocking accident to engine driver, Manvers Main ‘80 (Article Wath & Swinton site.) 2 Presentation to G. Thompson, Swinton.’89 3...

Historical Diary – 10 – October Anniversaries

December 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times December 30, 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....

Historical Diary – 09 – September Anniversaries

December 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times December 30th, 1892 Anniversaries September. 1 Grand Bazaar at Mexboro’ ‘86 2 Mrs. Otter, Swinton, died, ’81 3 Opening Swinton Board Schools, ’78 4 Presentation to...

Historical Diary – 08 – August Anniversaries

December 1892
Mexborough and Swinton Times December 30th, 1892 Anniversaries August. 1 J. Rogers, Montagu Arms Mexborough died, ‘85 2 Dr. Sykes, appointed medical officer, Mexborough ‘77 3 J. Hudson killed...

Stern Year – Many Trials but Much Progress – Diary – July to December...

December 1932
South Yorkshire Times December 30, 1932 A Stern Year Many Trials but Much Progress Losses and Gains July 4 – Wesleyan Reform Union annual conference held for first time...

Stern Year – Many Trials but Much Progress – Diary – January to June...

December 1932
South Yorkshire Times December 30, 1932 A Stern Year Many Trials but Much Progress Losses and Gains January 12 – Notices received by 250 Mitchell Main employees 22 –...

Local Happenings – Diary – July to December 1922

December 1922
South Yorkshire Times - Saturday 30 December 1922 Local Happenings July 12 – Destructive fire at Goldthorpe, involving a garage and two charabancs. 12 – Mr F.E....

Local Happenings – Diary – January to June 1922

December 1922
South Yorkshire Times - Saturday 30 December 1922 Local Happenings January 1 – Denaby Parish Church War Memorial unveiled by Sir Alington Bewick Copley 4– Mexborough Comrades Club...

Teacher’s Movements

September 1932
Sheffield Telegraph, September 2, 1932 Teacher’s Movements Miss Mary Thicket of Old Goole, and formerly of the Council School, Great Houghton, has been appointed head teacher...

Methodist Relics – Sketch of John Wesley – Billingley Museum

December 1932
Mexborough & Swinton Times, December, 9th, 1932 Methodist Relics Sketch of John Wesley Billingley Museum If ever the history of Wesleyan Methodism in the Wath Circuit is compiled,...

Obituary – Samuel Richardson

January 1934
South Yorkshire Times, January 12th, 1934 Great Houghton Richardson The funeral took place at Darfield on Monday of Mr. Samuel Richardson (58) of Manor Farm, Great Houghton,...

Light on The Coal Quota – Collapse of the Export Trade

November 1932
South Yorkshire Times - Friday 18 November 1932 Light on The Coal Quota Mr. A. T. Thomson Explains A Trade Barometer Collapse of the Export Trade Quota Hateful But...