School Charities, Clubs and Societies: Mexborough School

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 197 SR34/16
  • Dates of Creation
      1940-1981
  • Physical Description
      10 items [?], 1 file, 6 volumes

Scope and Content

Includes: War Comforts and Social Services Fund, 1940–1963 [SR34/16/1–11]; Children's Club, 1974–1981 [SR34/16/12]; John Brocklesby Exhibition Fund, 1969–1978 [SR34/16/13–15]; and Amateur Radio Society, 1960s [SR34/16/15–17].

Administrative / Biographical History

War Comforts and Social Services Fund: founded in 1940 to send money and clothing to war relief and refugee organisations, the fund also supported national and local institutions, including Montagu Hospital at Mexborough.

Children's Club: the club was founded in 1970 to help underprivileged children from, in, and around the Mexborough area. Sixth form students ran the club, which collected the children, provided a play centre at the school, and offered outings to pantomimes etc. The club ceased operating in 1981.

John Brocklesby Exhibition Fund: founded by John Brocklesby, a grocer, who had come to live in Conisbrough in 1887 in order to commemorate his links with Mexborough Grammar School. Needy children attending Mexborough Grammar School who were resident in Conisbrough were eligible for payments from the fund. John Brocklesby died in 1927. In 1975 his son Philip, who had been a student at the school from 1906 to 1908, released the restriction on the fund so that it became open to any needy children at Mexborough School.

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Related Material

For programmes and papers of student and staff dramatic societies see SR34/9/19–20 and SR34/9/25–26