South Yorkshire Times, April 2nd, 1960
Music at Wombwell suffered a loss on Tuesday by the death of Mr. Harry Hammond (80), of 246 Hough Lane. For many years he was conductor at Wombwell Main Male Voice choir. He was in charge of the choir when they won a National Coal Board trophy. He also had skill as a pianist but an injured finger prevented his enjoying that pleasure. He had a very good baritone voice. He was interested in football and cricket, but music was his great love.
Mr. Hammond was born at Blacker Hill and began work at Wombwell Main at the age of 12, remaining until he retired at 67 – 55 years at one mine. He leaves a widow, to whom he had been married for 54 years, and the couple have lived in the same row at the Wombwell Main end of Holgh Lane for 53 years.
Mrs. Hammond, who is 75, is left without family.
Mr. Hammond was a member of Wombwell Main Working Men’s Club and at one time was on the committee of Wombwell Reform Club.
The funeral will take place at Wombwell Cemetery today (Friday) following a service at Park Street Methodist Church.