South Yorkshire Times, May 18, 1957
Took Wagons Sheet to Cover Crops
Conisbrough Men Fined
Because it was raining and he had nothing with which to cover his crops a Conisbrough farmer with the help of another man stole a tarpaulin railway wagon cover, magistrates at Doncaster West Riding Court were told on Friday.
Before the court charged with stealing the cover, valued at £8,were Geoffrey William Harrison (28), a farmer, of Manor Farm cottage, Conisbrough, and Samuel Walton (29), a miner of Chestnut Grove, Conisbrough.
Both pleaded guilty to the offence, and Harrison was fined £3 and Walton was fined £3.