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March Issue No 62

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Chewin t Cud Volunteers

Dec June-2012

Drawing by Ronnie Neville

Dad, The Living Years Looking back on the living years, I recall, with great affection, my father, a gifted, intelligent and well respected man. But to me he was so much more and I can’t help reflecting on the precious and intimate memories he has left me. So, I can’t help wondering, when was the last time that he walked me on his feet while I giggled uncontrollably. With my arms firmly locked behind his knees, we’d wobble from side to side, like Frankenstein’s monster and he’d often shout, “Make way, Ronnie’s coming through.” Or, indeed, when was the last time I rode on his back while he pretended to be a horse and I’d be a cowboy? Together we’d sort out those “Pesky Injuns” Or when was the last time we wrestled. He might have the upper hand for a while but I usually sorted him out. Or when did he last make me sandcastles at the seaside. Like a master-mason, he would take so much pride in his creations that people would stop and admire his handiwork. Or when did he last chase me through the sea, touching yet some how never quite managing to catch me. There we would splash and frolic about in the glorious sunshine. Or when was the last time he wiped the sand from my toes before passing me to mum to be dressed before we made our way back to our lodgings. So many times I made this journey on his shoulders since like any little soldier; I would be well and truly shot. Or when was the last time he carried me on this shoulders, when my little legs were too tired to continue to my grandparents where, upon arrival, my grandma would smother me in love and kisses. Or when was the last time he carried me home from school on his back while my eyes drooped with tiredness. Or when did he last draw while I watched him pluck a masterpiece out of thin air, making me burst with pride. Many were the times that he’d simply throw them on the fire or put them in the bin. The lucky ones that escaped this fate, I would derive great pleasure in showing them to my friends and teachers. Or when was the last time we played each other at crib. He’d give me a mean look while shuffling and boast, “Don’t go crying to your mum, ‘cos I’m about to tan your bottom.” This would usually prelude me giving him a good old whupping causing him to go ballistic about my jammy luck. Or when was the last time I thought he was the most obnoxious man on the planet and that hell would freeze over before I’d speak to him again. It never took long for love to pour scorn on this preposterous notion and would heal the rift as if it had never happened. Or when was the last time he made my sides hurt with laughter, causing me to marvel at his razor-sharp and limitless wit. Yes, I was acutely aware that he was special. Yes, I am grateful that he was my dad. Yes, it’s true that his presence in my life has sublimely woven itself into the very fabric of my being. Yes, towards the end, I was acutely aware that the sands of time were sculpting him into a frail old man while I gazed on, helpless to intervene. But still, never once did I consider how wonderfully wealthy I was to have had him for a father. Never once did I realize that these times spent together were precious and should be savoured. In my infinite naivety these jewels in the crown of my destiny were being stolen from me by the thief of time, without me noticing or giving them a second thought, never to be returned. However, I find it strange and unsettling that there was only one event that made me aware of the transient nature of our


relationship, indeed life itself. When he was carried out of his home, our home; my sister was by my side. As he passed us she asked them to stop - I stroked his hair and said, “Goodbye dad, God bless.” I knew that was our last goodbye. My dad, Ivor Neville died 18-12-2011 By Ronnie Neville Honesty. The time and date was 10:15 approx` one Wednesday in February. The place Cudworth Library where I had gone to a meeting of the Cudworth History and Heritage Group. It was there that I found I had lost my wallet/diary. We searched the room and entrance hall, but without success. One lady went to the one shop I had visited, but no joy there. I returned home and phoned the local bus company to see if the driver may have found it, but he had not returned to the depot, and they could not contact him. The phone rang and a voice said, `I have here a wallet,` and quoted a name, address, and several items that were inside, including £15 in notes, and then asked me if it concerned me. I duly confirmed this, then he asked where I had missed it. I told him as previously stated, and after some details of confirmation, he told me he had found it on the pedestrian crossing near the Victoria Pub, (Where I had got off the bus). He told me his name and address in Grimethorpe and I told him that my grand-daughter was picking up her husband from work on the bypass, and if she phoned him, she could pick it up for me and maybe reward him for this kind gesture. He refused this, saying he did not want a reward. The transaction was finally completed and again he refused any reward, saying `No, this would take away all the pleasure of doing another citizen the great favour he preferred`. So I could do no more than thank him again for his honesty to myself and maybe someone else in future. I will not disclose his name and address, and can only say God bless you my treasured Stacey Crescent Samaritan. Les Rymer. STAMP YOUR APPROVAL.

Cudworth Baths c1953-4

The volunteers appreciate all donations to the Cud. Anyone interested in donating NEW 2nd class postage stamps towards our costs. This would help us to keep costs down and be a very big help to us. We thank you in anticipation and they can be forwarded to Malc at his address. PLEASE DO NOT SEND STAMPS THAT HAVE BEEN USED

Keith Bellis | unknown | Bill Taylor Tom Bellis at front


Dear Chewin t Cud In reply to your article on the Zephyrs group I enclose a photograph (1959-60) of which there were originally 6 members they were as follows.

Back row - Raymond Wafer (Lead Guitar), Mick Ryal (Bass Guitar) John Whittaker (Drums), Tony Grainger (Washboard) Front Row - Alan (Midge) Mellor (Vocals) Eric Hambleton (Rhythm Guitar) We practised in the Secondary Modern School. Alan, John and Eric still live in Cudworth, Raymond in Monk Bretton as far as we know. Regards Eric Hambleton Little Midge and the Zephyrs. Mike still musician, did a gig raised £30,000 for Hospice. Midge gents outfitter, Ray Wafer, School of Motoring’ lives Ardsley, John Whittaker retired butcher lives at Westhaven, Philip Burkinshaw went to Australia (deceased). From Mike Ryal Hi Malc Just a little information about Ray Wafer from Little Midge and the Zephyrs. Ray and I have been happily married for 38 years, have a wonderful daughter, whom we both adore. She lives in Oklahoma, USA, with her wonderful husband, Chuck. Ray is still a fab musician, teaches guitar, but no longer does the Clubland anymore. Kind regards, Paula Wafer.


Memories After years of holidays abroad and here at home, I always said my school holidays at Burnsall Camp were the best a child could wish for. Over the past couple of years I took my wife, Pam for days out, calling at various villages along the way. She agreed it was as beautiful as I had described it to be. Then out of the blue, our son, Lee and his wife gave us a receipt for a couple of days in Burnsall, staying at the Red Lion Hotel over the Easter Holidays. When the day came and we finally booked in, I was soon on that great bridge looking upstream, then I was off lightweight camping through Appletreewick, Grassington and on to Stumpcross Caverns, marvelling at the sights along the way. Then it was off to Patelybridge, another picturesque village and then back to camp to see what the tent on duty had cooked for us. There was some schoolwork to be done in the big tent and then we went down to the river. Next it was off to Malham Cove, stepping over the large jigsaw like stones. Then a night at the Youth Hostel in Lynton. I was really enjoying myself when a voice said “Do you think you could manage a walk up the river path?” Still smiling I said “sure I can”. But they must have moved everything further back because I only managed to get as far as the field we camped in, with knees aching and out of breath we took a path through to the road. We got talking to a lady in a cottage near the farm and she told me it was her fatherin-law who was the farmer who rented the field to our school and that there was a form at the community hall donated by the Cudworth Secondary Modern School, but I was too done in to go look for it. After a quick shower and a short rest it was down to Skipton for a look at the Barges and a short walk along the canal path. After a trip round the shops it was back to the Red Lion, passing the imposing sight of Bolton Abbey. While taking a well earned rest and a pint or two, the owner was telling us that a few old boys go back each year, one name he could remember was someone who went by the name of Horace but was sure his real name was Ian. Anyway it was soon time to head for home, but health allowing I’m sure we will visit again. Many thanks must go to the teachers who made this possible. John Reynolds. e-mail Chewin t Cud Volunteers The Committee have to find the money to finance the cost of the magazine and rely on advertising to bring some of that money in, if you would like to advertise let us know, the cost is: Full Page £30 (Each Issue) Half Page £20 (Each Issue)

A concert will be given by Keith Elliss's Choir and will be held in St John's new Church Hall on the 28th June at 7pm. This is in aid of Holly Tree Lodge Resident Social Fund. Jack Hoyland


Cudworth Boys I read with interest Allen Haigh’s reference to the tall boys at the Cudworth Secondary Modern School in 1947. I am including this photo which is from 1947 and included four Cudworth boys. The photo is reproduced from a book called ‘A Century of Barnsley’. Permission has been granted by the Author/Illustrator, Brian Elliot. I will name all the players in the football strip and ring the Cudworth boys.

Back Row: Phil Roscoe, Goalkeeper Jack Victory, Colin Swift Middle Row: Ron Archer, Jack Shepherd, Clemit Front Row: Arthur Kaye, James Crawshaw, Trevor Barber Frank Levitt, David (Scot) Storrar Points of Interest Phil Roscoe and Colin (Cabby) Swift went on to play in tandem at full back for Barnsley. Arthur Kaye went on to play for Barnsley and became an England ‘B’ International. He was bought by Blackpool to replace non other than the famous Stanley Matthews. David (Scot) Storrar went on to play several games for Sheffield Wednesday. On the middle row on the far left (kneeling) in civvies is Ronnie Smillie. Ron played for Grimethorpe School but spent many years as a resident in Cudworth marrying a local girl, Doreen Haigh. He replaced Arthur Kaye in the Barnsley side and was later transferred to Lincoln City. Two to the right of Ron Smillie is sports master at Cudworth, Mr Jimmy Beardshall. He left the school when I arrived in 1947. He went to the Pontefract Road School.


It would be remiss of me not to mention Mr Harold Rushforth (second from the right on the back row). He was known as Mr Barnsley Boys. Although a very hard taskmaster he would never ask for more than he could do. I remember in 1947/48 he was captain of Barnsley Old Town. They and our very own good side, Cudworth North End, were in a play off for the league on Redferns Twibell Street ground. The weather was atrocious but at the end of extra time the teams were locked at 1-1. Mr Rushforth with ruddy red cheeks was still trotting about vigorously wanting to play on. Sense prevailed and they decided to share the trophy. James Crawshaw was ‘cock’ of the school, (I don’t know if that term is still used!). I have not mentioned Gordon Wordsworth. I believe he played in the next year’s Barnsley Boys side, who were all conquering, winning the English and Yorkshire Shields in front of tremendous crowds. It is interesting to note that when we talk about tall boys, when we were at school and you played for the Barnsley Boys on Oakwell, the goals were lowered by having a plank across the goals just lower down than the crossbar. Was it because we left school at 15 in those days or were we smaller then? George Roberts Carlton Marsh Nature Reserve (February – April) Thank goodness it was a mild winter after the last two severe ones. Wildlife obviously benefitted as well. In February, 5 Goosanders were present on 17th and 2 Little Grebes on 22nd quickly settled to breed. Exceptionally mild weather on 23 rd enticed a Pipistrelle Bat from its winter sleep. March was very sunny and exceptionally warm with temperatures reaching 22.5c. Overwintering birds returning north to their respective breeding grounds were 4 Pink Feet Geese on 13th and 50 Whooper Swans on 21st. Spring migrants arriving from southern climes were Chiffchaff on 16 th and Blackcap on 31st. Residents included 2 Buzzard on 28 th. Meanwhile pairs of Water Rail (left), Canada Geese, Mute Swan and Lapwing were all breeding. Green and Great Spotted Woodpeckers called regularly and a Kingfisher was present until late March. Little owl and Tawny Owl were also seen and heard regularly. The first Grass Snakes of the year were seen mating on 20th and 2 Noctule bats were airborne on 28th. Cowslip, Red Campion and Dog Violet were in bloom earlier this year due to the warm sunshine. The day-flying Orange Underwing moth was seen in record numbers and several butterflies emerged from hibernation, which included Comma,


Peacock and the beautiful Brimstone. Unlike March, April was exceptionally wet and cold, it rained on most days. More spring migrants arrived with Willow Warbler on 1st followed by 3 Sand Martins and a Swallow north on 8th, House Martin on 17th, Sedge and Reed Warbler on 18 th, Whitethroat and Wheatear (right) on 21st, Cuckoo and Grasshopper Warbler on 22nd. Also on 22nd 4 Fieldfare and 2 Siskin were refuelling on their migration north. 2 more Wheatears on 26 th were followed by 2 Swifts north on 27th and a Lesser Whitethroat on 30th. Prolonged heavy rain from the 26th put our breeding pair of Mute Swans in jeopardy when the Shaw Dyke breached its banks causing water levels to rise dramatically. Thankfully the Canada Geese chicks hatched just before the nest was enveloped, but Mallard, Gadwall and Water Rail nests were probably obliterated. City Museum at Weston Park, Sheffield recorded their wettest April since records began in 1882. In between all the rain Peacock, Brimstone, Speckled Wood. Orange Tip, Large White, Green Veined White and Small Copper butterflies were on the wing. If you are interested in daily updates of migrating birds and other wildlife in the locality all you need do is type in Barnsley bird sightings - on the internet. Anything of interest at Carlton Marsh is featured on this web site. Peacock Butterfly (above) The Recorder Find the Wild Flowers. - Answers on page 15 Example: Dairy produce / Drinking vessel. Answer Buttercup. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14.

Not domesticated / Effeminate man Torn or frayed / Red breasted bird. Young bird / Wild unwelcome plant. Tall wading bird`s beak. Timber / Sour leaved herb. Colour of snow /Trefoil plant. Sewn edge of garment / Door fastening. Canine pet /Small and white petalled. Belonging to young male horse / Bottom end of Bed. Prudish / Prickly flowering shrub. Bovine animal / Slide or Slither. Not remember / Myself./ Negative. Rate of progress / In good health. Frog like Amphibian / Plant used as

15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.


textile fabric. Not Domesticated / Aromatic Herb. Careful use of Money. Cereal Crop / Edible Shellfish. Man dedicated to fashion / King of wild Beasts. Wild canine animal / Protective hand covering. Made by Bees from Nector / Breast feed. Low boggy land / Wed / Precious metal. Area of grassland / Sugary taste. Rabbit like with long ears and legs / Metal object makes sound when struck.

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Community First Thank You Chewin t Cud Volunteers

Erin Key from Western Australia After emigrating to Perth, Western Australia, from Brierley, South Yorkshire in June 2007, our eldest daughter Erin (12 years old) continued her passion for gymnastics after an excellent start at Dearnside Leisure Centre with her coach, Sue Shaw. Having competed in numerous competitions representing her club - Northern Districts Gymnastics Club and becoming a State Champion, she decided to move from the 'traditional' gymnastics to 'Acrobatic' gymnastics in 2011. She has progressed rapidly in this area and thoroughly enjoys herself. She is currently in a duo and her Acro partner Jordyn (9 years old) recently competed in two competitions in Perth receiving five gold medals out of a possible six! But most importantly of all - they have qualified for the State Team to represent Western Australia at the National Gymnastics Championships to be held in Sydney 26 th May 3rd June this year. What an achievement! Well done girls! Erin will be travelling with the State Team to Sydney and competing against gymnasts from New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Queensland, Tasmania and Victoria. We will certainly keep you posted with updates of the results from the competition. Lisa Key. (e-mail) PHOTOGRAPHS THAT YOU SEND FOR CHEWIN T CUD MAGAZINE. If possible can you please send the original photographs for Chewin t Cud Magazine publication. The reason is, if you send a copy of the originals the quality is not as good. If requested the original photographs will be returned to you (please send S.A.E.) With Thanks:- Malc Pierrepont


Cudworth Probus Club: 2012. On the last club meeting in 2011 on Wednesday 30 th December a DVD was shown entitled – War Dogs of the Pacific, it was an account of the dogs serving with the US Marine Corps dog platoons as they fought to recapture the Pacific Islands, the dogs saved hundreds of lives in jungle warfare by alerting the marines of the dangers ahead as they advanced through the jungles, they were taught not to bark if they spotted anything, just a low growl and ears up in front of the marine on point duty. The US Marine Corps motto is – Semper Fidelis, which is Latin and stands for – “Always Faithful”, this was true of the dogs, which were mainly Dobermans and they were the marine’s best and precious friends and were much treasured by them indeed. Mr. Roy Broadbent thanked Mr. Alan Curtis for providing the documentary DVD and stated that all the members enjoyed the film. The clubs annual Christmas lunch was held at the Woodlands Restaurant, Brierley on Wednesday 14th December 2011. Mr. Peter Haigh treasurer/secretary of the club once again made a good job of organising the event. A raffle, heads and tails game was held and raised £112 for the Alzheimer’s Society in Barnsley. On the 11th January the first meeting in 2012, Mr. Ernest Oliver provided a DVD film relating to the story of the boxer Jack Johnson who was born in Galveston, Texas on 31st March 1878; he was the first African American World Heavyweight Boxing Champion, it was a fantastic film regarding the early days of boxing when the contest duration was 45 rounds, often in the blazing sun in the Nevada Desert, it was not unusual for teeth to be knocked out and embedded in the gloves of one of the opponents. Jack Johnson died on 10th June 1946 in Raleigh’ North Carolina aged 68, a true legend in the early days of the noble art. Mr. Jack Hoyland thanked Ernest on behalf of the club for a wonderful look into the days of boxing at the start of the 20 th century; Marques of Queensbury Rules an all. Mr. Keith Donkin stated that the Alzheimer’s Society were extremely grateful for the donation of £112. The speaker for Wednesday 25th January was Mr. David Halstead, David presented a slide show and photographs of the Caphouse Mining Museum and also gave a talk, one of the subjects was the great number of ponies used in the coal mines at the early part of the 20th Century and David also answered questions regarding the mining industry, mainly the safety aspect in the pits. Mr. Don Kerr, who worked in the mining industry, thanked David, on behalf of the club for a good talk and presentation, some club members are ex miners so the talk was appreciated very much by them and all who attended. Mr. Pat McLaughlin was the speaker for Wednesday 8 th February; Pat gave a talk assisted with a slide show of photographs showing the history of the stately houses of Yorkshire. The photographs and talk started off with castles to fortified manor houses and then to the stately homes in the Yorkshire area. Mr. Jack Hoyland thanked Mr. McLaughlin for a very interesting presentation of the subject. Mr. Colin McDermott, (club member) was the speaker for the 22 nd February; Colin gave a talk (with exhibits) on his hobby of Archery, explaining the energy of the bow, the velocity, flight of an arrow, (speed, drag and wake) and trajectory (distance) with


different fletching and arrow tips, also he gave the club an insight into his career in the chemical department of the mining industry, also he gave an humorous account of some of the characters he has met in the course of his work and travels. Mr. Granville Dransfield gave a vote of thanks to Mr. McDermott for his absorbing talk. Mr. Len Tingle (below), political editor for BBC Yorkshire was the speaker for the 7th March, Len who at one time lived in Pleasant View, Cudworth gave a most absorbing talk about his working career. Len joined the BBC in 1979 then went on to the British Forces broadcasting service for troops. After that he joined Radio 2 starting at 6am, Len was also a reporter during the miners strike covering the midlands area, later becoming the political editor for the BBC in 2001. Mr. Peter Jay was at one time Len’s boss at BBC TV. In the course of his travels as an international reporter, Len has met many people, including the most renowned of all, the great man himself Nelson Mandela who he interviewed in Soweto, South Africa, once he got passed the security guards that is! Mr. Keith Donkin thanked Mr. Tingle on behalf of the club for a very interesting talk on his work and for donating his fee to the Chewin t Cud Magazine. A minutes silence was observed before the meeting started on the 21 st for the club to pay its respects to the fallen soldiers in Afghanistan, 5 were from the Yorkshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion (Duke of Wellington’s, West Riding) and 1 from the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment. Mr. Fred Coupland was the speaker and his subject was entitled Newark Castle, the castle was originally a Saxon fortified manor house, then a Motte and Bailey fortress. The castle was rebuilt in 1123-33 by Bishop Alexander, then again rebuilt in the 13 th 14th and 15th centuries. During the English Civil War it became a garrison for Charles 1st and his cavalier troops. Mr. Don Shenton thanked Mr. Coupland for his absorbing talk on the history of one of the great castles of England. Alan Curtis. Club member. Donations I would like to thank the generous people who give donations to our magazine. This is the lifeblood of our efforts, without your generosity we could not exist. The printing of Chewin t Cud and the paper is now dearer and we have a large mailing list, as you will be aware postage stamps are increasing in the near future. We have good people that do contribute in both cash and postage stamps, for which we are very grateful, even the smallest donation is appreciated. We will be at Tea-In-The-Park on Saturday 14th July 2012 (11am till 3pm) where we will be holding our usual raffle (drawn about 1:30pm) which brings in extra revenue. Raffle tickets on sale, 20p each, see any of the Chewin t Cud Volunteers. Once again our sincere thanks to you all. Don Shenton, Chairman. April 2012


Taken on the front lawn of - Snydale Road Junior School S Townend | J Tomlinson | G Bonds | S Redhall | G Pizzey | P Lawrence

D Bailey | D Hale | P Foster | A Swan | W Grant Taken on the front lawn on - Cudworth Secondary Modern School G Bonds | D Ennis | T Bennett | Mr Watts | T Armstrong | I Asquith | A Swan

R Barker | P Croft | J Green | P Lawrence | K Wilson Supplied by Paul Lawrence


F r a n k B r a d l e y M A c h / p od C o mmu n it y Chi ropod y S e rvic e

10 Park Avenue Cudworth Barnsley To make appointments Phone Monday to Friday 5:30 to 6:30pm 01226 713715 Mob 0797 342 4020 John Dennis ‘The Oakwell Years’ What is life like as a football club chairman? Find out in this revealing, thrilling and insightful account into Barnsley Football Club from former Reds Chairman, John Dennis. Read how John’s father, Ernest, used his own money to help save the club from going bust, how John’s first task as chairman was to replace Manager Allan Clarke with Mel Machin, laying the foundation for the future success of the club under Danny Wilson, who took the Reds to the Premiership for the one and only time in the club’s history. During John’s tenure, the club also made its first appearance at the Twin Towers of Wembley and Oakwell was transformed from a below-par ground into the impressive all-seater stadium complete with the academy facilities that it is today. Behind the scenes of any football club are the wheeling’s and dealings of transfers, contract talks with players and disputes with agents and members of the press – and John’s down-to-earth approach was both dignified and humorous. John Dennis’ inside view is a must-read for any Barnsley fan – and an enjoyable insight for any true football fan. Readers of Chewin t' Cud can purchase the book with 20% off the RRP, plus free postage. Call 01226 734222 or visit: and quote Cud2012 to receive your discount.


Cudworth N.U.R Support Miners and Soup Kitchen Organised by Cudworth Women’s Action Group 1984-85 Strike The Cudworth Branch of the National Union of Railwaymen decided to pledge their support for striking miners at a branch meeting a few weeks after the strike had begun. After seeing a letter in the Barnsley Chronicle about the shortage of funds at the soup kitchen, it was resolved on 6th September 1984 to exhaust branch funds by giving £50 towards the soup kitchen at the Village Club and £10 to Shirebrooke N.U.R. members who were being sent home for refusing to move coal trains from pit to power station. Due to the depletion of branch funds Eddie Bellis suggested that regular voluntary contributions from staff based at Cudworth’s old Railway Station could help support the soup kitchen. I had worked down the mines for twelve years along with three older brothers and my son was on strike, so I volunteered to collect the contributions. More than half of the platelayer’s, were ex-miners so the response to the cause was brilliant. Almost to a man they contributed £1 every week from the pittance they received from British Rail. The following is a list of men who between them contributed £20 per week until the end of the strike; Cudworth permanent way gang Walton Station 1986

Keith Alexander, Brian Bateman, Eddie Bellis, Arnie Blackham, Brian Dearnley, (Signalman) Norman Dennison, Cliff Gorman, Peter Gough, Terry Green, Brian


Handley, Keith Hawcroft, Dick Linney, Walt Lowe, Dave Marshall, Les Morrall, Geoff Nicholas, Don Shenton, (Signalman) Dave Storrar, Bill Taylor, Gran Taylor and Brian Topliss (signalman). All local N.U.R. members were on strike on the 17 th January 1985 in support of the miners, but sadly after 12 months of hardship and financial deprivation the Conservative Government beat the miners into submission and a return to work became inevitable. At a presentation in the Village Club soon after the strike ended, ‘Cudworth Women’s Action Group’, who ran the soup kitchen, presented the Cudworth N.U.R. branch with a plaque in recognition of the financial and moral support provided by its members. The inscription reads To N.U.R. Cudworth Branch In Appreciation of Help Given During Miners Strike 1984-1985 Cudworth Women’s Action Group Enormous thanks are due to these ladies and I would like to add my personal thanks to Mr. John Burke of Cudworth Labour Party and Mr. Donald Shenton Secretary of Cudworth N.U.R. branch and to all former N.U.R. workmates, shopkeepers and all who donated. It wasn’t long before most of the deep mines closed with devastating consequences for the mining communities and the men who worked in them. The knock on effect also decimated the railway and other associated industries. Bill Taylor (Chairman Cudworth N.U.R. Branch & Local District Council representative on the N.U.R. Sectional Council) Answers to Wild Flowers on page 8 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Pansy. Ragged Robin. Chickweed. Cranesbill. Wood Sorrel. White Clover. Hemlock. Dog Daisy.

9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

Coltsfoot. Primrose. Cowslip. Forget-me-not. Speedwell. Toadflax. Wild Marjoram. Thrift.


17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23.

Corn Cockle. Dandelion. Foxglove Honeysuckle. Marsh Marigold. Meadow sweet. Harebell.

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The First Cudworth Secondary Modern School Annual School Sports Day Fine weather and a large crowd helped to make the first annual sports day held on the new school playing fields on Snydale Road, a great success. Green House came on top in the boys’ section and Darling House (green) was top in the girls’ events. The Victrix Ludorum Cup was won by Gladys Palethorpe of Darling House, and the Victor Ludorum Cup was won by Dennis Rodbourne of Red House. Girls 80 yards under 12: Enid Sykes (Eleanor) 2 Barbara Lodge (Nightingale) 3 Gwen Bucktrout (Darling) 80 yards under 13: 1 Marjorie Hall (Darling) 2 Violet Wakefield (Hild) 3 Annice Fensome (Darling)


100 yards under 14: 1 Mary Marrison (Darling) 2 Elsie Holt (Eleanor) 3 Gladys Palethorpe (Darling) Three-legged race: 1 Mary Webb & Edna Potts (Hild) 2 Lillian Briers & Gladys Palethorpe (Darling) 3 Barbara Howsam and Dorothy Baldwin. (Eleanor) Sack race: 1 Marjorie Wilson (Darling) 2 Lily Austwick (Darling) 3 Margaret Mellor. (Eleanor) Going to the Well: 1 Teresa Carr (Eleanor) 2 Gladys Palethorpe (Darling) 3 Betty Philips. (Eleanor) Egg & Spoon race: 1 Olive Austwick (Eleanor) Potato race: 1 Olive Rowbotham (Hild) 2 Joan Fenn (Hild) 3 Mary Finch (Nightingale) Slow Bicycle race; 1 Joan Hays (Eleanor) 2 Beatrice Bell (Nightingale) 3 Dorothy Pickett. (Hild) Relay race: 1 Darling House 2 Eleanor House 3 Nightingale House 4 Hild House 80 yards Skipping race: 1 Margaret Smilie (Darling) 2 Mary Webb (Hild) 3 Gladys Palethorpe. (Darling) Tug o war: 1 Nightingale 2 Hild. Home from school: 1 Joan Hayes & Dorothy Kitchen (Eleanor) 2 Hilda Kendall & Nellie Newman (Darling) 3 Edna Smith & Marion Wiggins. (Hild) Thread the Needle: 1 Edna Herring and Alice Iveson (Nightingale) 2 Annie Oxley & Hilda Roebuck (Hild) 3 Dorothy Hinkles. (Darling) High jump: 1 Marjorie Wilson (Darling) 2 Gladys Palethorpe (Darling) 3 Annie Oxley (Hild) Country Dances: 1 Gathering Peasecods: 2 If all the world were paper: 3 Jenny Pluck Pears: 4 Rufty Tufty; 5 Black Nag; 6 Sellenger’s Round. Boys 80 yards under 12: 1 R. Smith, 2 M. Midgely: - Time 10 2-5th seconds. 80 yards under 13: 1 R. Rowbotham, 2 J. Duckworth, 3 G. Smith: - Time 10 1-5th seconds. 100 yards under 14: 1 D. Rodbourne, 2 F. Swansbury, 3 J. Wallace: Time 12 seconds. Three-legged race: D. Rodbourne & R. Ryal, 2 J. Beaumont & J. Pickering, 3 A. Blewitt & R. Fothergill. Dog trot, under 14: 1 R. Warrington, 2 J. Peach: Time 7 seconds. Sack race, under 14: 1 L. Bowering & A. Picket (tied) 3 L. Key: - Time 9 4-5th seconds. Egg and spoon, under 14: 1 J. Wallace, 2 G. Sanderson, 3 A. Readman: - Time 15 seconds. Crab walk, under 14: 1 Joseph Padgett, 2 P. Stephenson, 3 C. Stacey: - Time 11 seconds. Slow bicycle race, under 14: 1 J. Wilcock, 2 G. Westmoreland, 3 J. Baldwin: - Time 95 seconds. Throwing the cricket ball, under 14: 1 C. Dootson, 2 C. Squires, 3 H. Chappell. 78 yards. Pillow fight on a pole, under 14: 1 L. Key, 2 K. Gunnell. Obstacle race, under 14: 1 J. Peach, 2 M. Doughty, 3 J. Beaumont: - Time 78 ½ seconds. Long Jump, under 14: 1 J. Wallace, 2 F. Swansbury, 3 S. Green: 13ft 5 ¼ inches. Football relay: 1 Blue House, 2 Yellow House, 3 Green House. Chariot race: 1 Red House, 2 Green House, Yellow House. Post ball: Red and Green: Green’s 6 points, Reds 3 points. High jump: 1 D. Rodbourne, 2 S. Green: - 4ft 1 inch. Tug – o’- war: 1 Green House. The officials were: Starters: Messrs. J.A. Haigh and W.A. Woodcock: Judges: Alderman J. Newton, Messrs E. S. Waterfield, J. Siddall and W. Waumsley: Referees: Miss E. M. Carton, Mr. E. Lightowler. Nearly 600 children and adults were entertained to tea at the school afterwards. South Yorkshire Times 26th July 1935


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BLACK DIAMONDS - CATHERINE BAILEY This immensely readable and fascinating book begins in 1902 when the Fitzwilliam family were at the height of their powers, controlling the whole of the local area and owning both the mines where people worked and also the houses where they lived. The story of how, by the mid point of the century, the main line of the family had died out, and the title of Earl Fitzwilliam was no more by 1979, is told in a very easy to read style - in fact at times, it’s almost like a novel! Running alongside this story is that of the miners and their fight against the mine owners. Catherine Bailey is to be admired in that she sides with neither of the groups involved in the fight, but does get across to the reader both the good and bad points of each group. The Fitzwilliam family were, in fact, well respected by the miners, as they did take their responsibilities seriously. The Labour government’s desecration of Wentworth Park and near destruction of the house was condemned by both miners and unions. There are many members of supporting cast in the book - Britain’s Royal Family, the Kennedys, a whole host of British aristocratic families plus thousands of Yorkshire working men and women. There are family tragedies and disputes, terrible accidents, the devastation of war and the day to day life of ordinary people. Peter Fitzwilliam, the 8th Earl and his doomed love affair with Kathleen “Kick” Kennedy is brought vividly to life. It should be pointed out that much of Catherine Bailey’s book is, of necessity, based on speculation and eye witness accounts, which she freely acknowledges. Much of the documentary evidence crucial to an author was destroyed by the Fitzwilliam family in what may be considered unusual circumstances - speculating on what might have been destroyed has become a mystery in itself. It is rare to find a nonfiction book which, without losing any of it’s credibility as a biography/book of social history, is as readable and enjoyable as a novel. Cudworth Secondary Modern School – 10th Annual Reunion 2012 Once again our annual Cudworth Secondary Modern School reunion will be held at the Dorothy Hyman Social, Cudworth, on the 8th September 2012 and will commence from 7pm. I would like to invite everyone who attended the above school from the opening in 1935 until its closure in 1990, this includes all spouses and partners and all staff. So please come along and have a lovely evening with all your old friends and meet people you haven’t seen for ages. Best wishes to you all - Terry Tindall - tel: 0794 678 1389 Any articles, photographs or advertisements for the Sept 2012 issue st of the magazine to reach us before 31 July 2012


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Grimethorpe Colliery: Miners Memorial. The magnificent memorial is in memory of the 154 men who lost their lives while working at Grimethorpe Colliery from 1894 to 1993. There are some names of

miners who resided in Cudworth inscribed on the columns. The Coal mine was just four months short of being 100 years in existence when closed and was one of the deepest mines in the UK, with workings around 900 yards or 2700 feet. The old miners still have their reunions regularly and it is evident that the people of Grimethorpe and Cudworth are very proud of their mining heritage. The memorial is testament to that. Alan Curtis. Going Steadily Bankrupt Here am I, going steadily bankrupt Don’t know why, so why should I care The way things are, I feel a Humpty Dumpty ‘Till I know that you Are going steadily bankrupt too

Must do what’s right Work day and night But for the love of Ron What are they on So here I am going steadily bankrupt But I don’t feel blue Now you’ve told me you Are going steadily bankrupt too

I should pay Is what they say Oh, but I think they are wrong

By Ronnie Neville


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