Please if anybody out there has any Pictures you would like to share with us about Mexborough and surrounding districts get in touch, we are always on the lookout for new and different images so we can preserve the now long gone scenes of Mexborough but are still able to relive the memories, images of any aspect of Mexbough life are most sought after so we can educate and inform the current generations and generations to come. .
IMAGES URGENTLY WANTED
crowning - but where?
Update, Alan Parkes says I would suggest that it was the school room at the chapel that was up the hill on Wath Road (Roman Terrace Hill) I remember about 1945 or 1946 going there during the Whit Walks
daughters of Mexborough Dennis' Pork Butchers proprieters have a
query concerning these
photographs of their mum being crowned May Queen somewhere in Mexborough.
Her name at the time was Joan Dennis, 7, High Street, Mexborough.
"We are unsure what age she was in the photograph, but we think she would be about 14. She was born in 1921, so this Metcalfe’s photograph was taken around 1935, but we are really not sure where."
If anyone can help, or has any names for others on the photo,.
Information sought on
CASHMORE - are there any out there? especially any that have any information of my great maiden aunt
MARIA. She was born in 1881 and I have a copy of a newspaper dated 4th. June 1960 from her family
acknowledging her death. I've also traced her on all Censuses and know that she is buried in Conisbrough
Cemetery along with her mother (my great grandmother) and James Leatherland, her mother's 2nd. husband.
She appears to have been working away in domestic service most of her life which is probably why my
remaining aunt (aged 87) has no recollection of her Aunt Maria. I'm curious and would love to know more.
email us if you have any information we could pass on.
Heroes of the Cadeby
This ghostly image captures some of
the heroes of the Cadeby Main pit disaster of 1912. They were
photographed in London outside Buckingham Palace as they were
awarded life saving medals from King George V on December 16 1913.
The question is - can you name any of the people in the picture ? We
have names of the recipients, but would like these gentleman to be
identified. Please email us if you can help.
A wonderful account of the incident can be found here.
After the grey days of black and white TV, it was a breath of fresh
air to see colour TV. Promoting the Clearview vision are these
employees, and our friend Keith Butcher, who loaned us the photo,
wonders if anyone can put names to the faces. Email us if you can
please, and we'll pass the information on.
is a photo of Teddy Nolan, who had the ice cream cart and shop on
Swinton Road, opposite the Olympia (later The Empire).
We'd like to learn a lot more
about Teddy, so if you can help, please email us.
The facts we have so far: He was born in 1868 and died of TB aged 47
in 1914. He died in No 1 Swinton Road
Any further information would be welcome.
Photo courtesy of Keith Butcher.
Is it possible someone may have some photos of The Schofield Technical School in the late 1940s to 50s?
I attended there between 1947 – 1950 and as I am recounting an account of my time there it would be nice to have a picture of how it was
as it has long since been demolished.
Thanks in anticipation. Jack Perry.
If you can help, please
School: photos from 1949-54
Terry Bentham was a student
at MGs from 1949-54, and wonders if anyone has photos from this
time. The Society only has a handful, so you'd be helping us out
too. If you can help, please email us
Enquiry about a
Swinton Comprehensive School master
her school days led Lynda Snowden (formerly Linda Bilston, of Wath)
to our site. She spotted a Mexborough Grammar School student
here, called Peter Penketh, and wonders if
he grew up to be the Peter Penketh who was her form teacher at the
Comp many years ago. If anyone has any details, please let us know
and we'll pass them on.
If you can help, please email us
band mystery and The Cut
While archiving issues of Mexborough's only alternative
newspaper, The Cut, we came across this wonderful illustration
(below right). The
paper, which caused a stir in the town in the early seventies, was
full of great illustrations by Derek Allport, and this one caught our eye. It shows
five members of the 'Tina Club concertina band - and we have names
for all of them, except the gent on the left. From the left -
Unknown, Joe Jevons, Willis Watson, Archie Watson, Stan Caunter.
If you could help with his name, please drop us an email.
Our thanks to Michael Dilcock for providing a
missing issue; Michael's father was the late respected police office
Insp Dilcock, who was a some-time target for The Cut's barbs.
We have obtained the remainder of the newspapers courtesy of Derek,
and have digitised them for our archive. And as 2012 is the 40th
anniversary of the first issue, we've put a little tribute together,