Woman member as vice chairman
Coun. J. A. Hall, J. P. President of the Yorkshire Mine workers Association, is to be chairman of Wombwell U.D.C for the ensuing 12 months. The appointment was made at the annual meeting of the Council on Tuesday evening when he took over the chair and the chain of office from Coun. T. Bradley.
Coun Hall has been a member of the Council for 21 years, and for the years 1928-9 was chairman. The appointed was the sequel to a good deal of speculation, several of the names having been mentioned in connection with the honor. Coun. Mrs S. E. Mellor , wife of Coun. J. W. Mellor, J.P, and the only woman ever to sit in Wombwell Council chamber, was elected vice chairman.
In accepting the role of chief townsmen, Coun. Hall said he did so against his own personal inclination because he realise that the next strong and resolute leadership. He had accepted their invitation out of duty to Wombwell, and because he realise that the next year of chairmanship was likely to be an arduous one calling for strong and resolute leadership. He had accepted the invitation out of duty to Wombwell, and because of his inherent affection for the town in which he was born and reared.
He mentioned that in spite of pressure from other saucy had no intention of leaving Wombwell. Coun. Hall struck a blow in defence of the integrity of Wombwell, and gave the lie to their “in famous” suggestion that there were many in Wombwell who were unwilling to shoulder obligations in respect of National service. He said he was quite satisfied that if the emergency came Wombwell would respond as readily and generously as any place in the country.