Youthful Gamesters

June 1907

Mexborough & Swinton Times, June 8, 1907

Youthful Gamesters.

The old, old story of youthful indiscretion was told by PC Wailes, who, speaking of Charles Wright and James Cairns, pony drivers, James Quinn and William Griffiths, fillers of Conisborough, and Jack Bates, filler of Swinton, said that on Sunday, the 26 May, at 3:20 PM, he was on duty in Balby Street, New Conisborough, in company with PC cousins and Sgt Horton.

All were attired in plain clothes.

Defendants were all together playing at pitch and toss. They watched them for five minutes, and then closed in and took their names.

Wright Cairns, and Griffiths were fined 5/– and costs each, and Quinn and Bates 2/6 and costs each.