South Yorkshire Times September 3, 1937
Civic Heads of Other Days
Interesting Group of Darfield Council
Here is a group members of Darfield Urban District Council, several of whom are elected on the first Darfield Urban District Council formed in 1896.
The picture was taken over 35 years ago and has been entered by Mr Frederick Turnbull of low Valley, the only surviving member of the party.
He sat on the first Urban Council and continued in office for 12 successive years. He reminds us that the district rate was 3s 4p in the pound, compared with the present rate of 13s 9d.
The group will certainly interest our older readers.
Those in the picture are:
Back row: George Hardman (Low Valley), the late Dr R F Castle, the late Mr JC Tyas of Barnsley, clerk to the council; Mr Daniel, 10, of Snape Hill, later known as the “Father” of Darfield, who died at the age of 91; the late Mr Tom Wilson (stonemason).
Front row: the late Mr Fred Turton, Snape Hill, the late Mr William Henry Gamble, former licensee of the Cross Keys Inn, the late Mr Cumber of Vicar Lane, the Rev Barnes, a former Rector of Darfield and later rector of Wombwell, the late Mr Thomas Slater, and Mr Frederick Turnbull, of low Valley, the only survivor.