Tuesday 5 May 2015
The Sheffield Independent Monday 19th May 1890
MEXBRO’ RAILWAY SERVANTS AND THE HOSPITAL MOVEMENTS
A meeting of the men employed on the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire railway was held at Mexbro’ Passenger Station yesterday, to consider the question of supporting the Montagu Cottage Hospital lately established in Mexbro’. The meeting, which was fairly attended, represented nearly all the various departments, and Mr. J. E. Frost, station master, was appointed to the chair, and in stating the object for which the meeting was called, pointed out the advantage of such an institution. After some discussion it was unanimously agreed to make two collections yearly in support of the hospital, viz., one in the first week of June and the other in the first week in December each year. To make arrangements for carrying out these, the following were appointed a committee :- For the traffic departments, Messers. Eckford and Boyes; for the locomotive department, Messers. Oliver and Sargent; for shopmen, Mr. C. Helson; for goods department, Mr. J. Fisher; for signal department, Mr. Urin; and for the platelayers, Mr. Wortley, together with Mr. Frost, the chairman, and Mr. W. Shenton, who was appointed secretary, consisting of Mr. H.E. Liversidge (chairman), Mr.John Clark(hon.sec), Mr. Darwent, and Mr. Marshall. Mr. Liversidge, in explaining the objects and working of the institution, strongly urged its claims and asked them to give it their most hearty support. The Secretary of the hospital gave particulars of what had been, and was being done by the workmen and employers at other places in and around Mexbro’, and a strong hope was expressed that, considering the importance of Mexbro’ as a railway centre, the directors of the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire railway Company might see their way to give the hospital some substantial recognition.