Conisbrough & Denaby Main
Heritage Group

​Conisbro Fox Picnic Society
1st August 1892
On Saturday the Fox Picnic Society of Conisbro had their annual excursion, the place decided upon was Ashepton Derbyshire.  The party left Conisbro Station at 8.30 am and arrived at Sheffield Victoria at 9.15am.  Three wagonettes were provided and conveyed the party to Rivelin and Lady Bower to Ashepton.    At Lady Bower refreshments provided by Mrs Gibson were taken in the Inn Lunchroom which the Landlord kindly lent.  After a short stay at Ashopton the horses heads were turned and a drive was made to Strines where tea was provided by the Landlady of the Inn.  Votes of thanks were made to Mr Gibson for the plans he had made and to the Landlady and afterwards dancing and amateur athletics were indulged in.  The return was made by Bradfield and Loxley and Sheffield was reached at 10.30pm.  The party returned to Conisbro by the 11.15 from Sheffield Victoria.  This was one of the most enjoyable outings the society has had the scenery both ways being very fine.   The Conisbrough Brass Bank accompanied the party.

Fox Inn Picnic Society
29th July 1895
On Saturday the members of the Fox Inn Picnic Society had their annual outing. The picturesque village and district of Castleton was the destination of the excursionists who travelled from Sheffield in wagonettes.   About fifty members and friends accompanied by Conisbrough Brass Band composed the party who had tea at the Bulls Head in Castleton and visited the places of interest.  An enjoyable day was spent.

Conisbrough Floral and Agricultural Society
24th August 1882
Yesterday the third annual  show of the Conisbrough Floral and Agricultural Society as at present constituted was held in the Board School of that village and was very successful.  The exhibitors were principally amateurs and cottagers and their contributions were displayed in the two large school rooms.  There were more entries than in past years in the flower, fruit and vegetable classes and the addition of prizes for poultry proved a remunerative innovation, thirty five pens being shown.  There was not a very large display of flowers and fuchsia and coleus were the principal plants shown.  The contributions would have been seen to greater advantage had the staging been fixed in the centre instead of around the sides of the room.  All kinds of vegetables were fairly represented and there was not much difference between the cottagers and the amateurs.  Flowers had been contributed by Mrs Simpson, Mr J Blyth and Mr C H Brown sent an attractive collection of vegetables none of which were for competition.  The Poultry included to very fine pens of Spanish, and the Cochins were very good. The prize for Brahmas was awarded to a pair of chickens which were meritorious both for size and colour.  In the Hamburg's, the prize taker cock was good in comb and colour and the winning chickens were a fine pair of birds.  A pair of well known brown and red  prize winners were again successful in the Bantam classes.   The ducks were well grown and nicely forward.  Music was provided in the afternoon by the Attercliffe Common Brass  Band.

Conisbrough Chrysanthemum Show  
12th November 1889
Opened by Lady Auckland
Mr John Blyth introduced Lady Auckland and presented her with a very handsome bouquet of flowers.  Her Ladyship thanked the committee for their kind invitation. There were some handsome bunches of grapes sent by Lord Halifax's gardener Mr Wenman and by Mr John Blyth, these were not to be included in the competition. The honours in the Gentleman's Class was split between Mr John Blyth and Mrs Booth and the Cottagers Class between Mr Twibey and Mr Meggitt.


Sheffield Independent     9th November 1888
Annual Church Flower Show
The fourth Annual Exhibition in connection with this Society was held in the Church Sunday School yesterday.  The show on the whole was scarcely so good as previously owing to the lateness of the season and the absence of sunshine. The number of competitors was also somewhat less.  About £12 was given in prizes. The balance sheet for the previous year showed a sum of £5.19s 8d in the hands of the treasurer, the subscriptions during that period came to £12.10s. 6d.
The judges were Mr R W Smith and Mr A W Haresign of Doncaster.   Mr J Blyth is the president of the society, Mr J Twibey the Treasurer,  Mr H Booth the Secretary. The show was opened by Mrs J Wood and the Vicar the Rev J G Wood also spoke congratulating the competitors on the results of their efforts.
The prize takers were as follows:  Mr Blythe  6 firsts, 6 seconds, Mrs Simpson 5 firsts and 7 seconds, Mr Twibey 5 firsts, 2 seconds and 2 thirds, Mr Meggitt 4 firsts, 4 seconds and 1 third.  Mr Woodhouse 2 seconds and 2 thirds.  
At night a concert was given.

Church Flower Service
29th June 1889
Church Flower Service
Last night the annual flower service was held at the Parish Church, which was well filled.  Some beautiful flowers some wild and exotic had been gathered by the parishioners and deposited in the Church where they formed a very pretty sight.  The service was a special one and conducted by Rev J G Wood vicar. The flowers will be forwarded to Doncaster Infirmary.                                                
A collection at the service will be devoted to the expenses incurred in providing the Choristers and Sunday Scholars their annual treat.

RECREATION

12th November 1889
Conisbrough Chrysanthemum Show  opened by Lady Auckland
Mr John Blyth introduced Lady Auckland and presented her with a very handsome bouquet of flowers.  Her Ladyship thanked the committee for their kind invitation.
There were some handsome bunches of grapes sent by Lord Halifax's gardener Mr Wenman and by Mr John Blyth, these were not to be included in the competition. The honours in the Gentleman's Class was split between Mr John Blyth and Mrs Booth (Ferry House)  and the Cottagers Class between Mr Twibey and Mr Meggitt.