1887

January

In January 1887 the Inquest on the fatal accident at Denaby reaches it’s conclusion
The drawn out sentence is imposed for the Pit Pony Cruelty by a 12 year old, who suffered imprisonment and a heavy fine
Compare this with the fine for Aggrevated Assault by a Denaby Glass Blower on his wife
There’s another serious accident at Denaby Main and fines for taking matches and a pipe down the pit
The Conisborough railwaymen have their Christmas supper and the Station is broken into
A woman goes to prison for stealing a rug and a typhoid epidemic prevails in the neighbourhood

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February

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March

In March 1887 there were 5 cases of cruelty to pit ponises heard in one court session followed by an even more barbaric one at the end of the month
Another miner met his death as three of his colleages failed to see him and the Colliery engine ran over him
The “Times” provided full details of the inquest and the “Independent” a short graphic version of the events
There was a convoluted case about theft of tools with the collieries records being put under question
and a Denaby miner gets 6 months in prison after drunken behaviour and assaulting the police

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April

In April 1887 we read about the expanding confectionary establishment of Bosdin J Clarkson, in the hollow to the South of the Castle
There‚Äôs an Account of a Demonstration by the Templar’s temperance movement
and a man served a jug of beer in Conisborough causes the Queen’s Bench to determine what a glass of beer is
Easter brings 30,000 visitors to Conisbrough with special excursion trains bringing them in
The Landlord of the Eagle and Child is involved in Assault Charges
An old man working at the Colliery gets knocked down with potentially fatal injuries
and Denaby Main lead the Yorkshire Coal producers again

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November

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December

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