Forcible Ejections of Miners – Pigs turned Out

March 1879

March 21st 1879.

Forcible Ejection Of Miners At Denaby Main.

Pigs turned out

On Wednesday morning last, Inspector Parker from Rotherham, with a force of eighteen policemen arrived at Mexborough Station by the 12-00 noon train, in order to proceed to Denaby Main to eject the tenants of the Colliery Co. who had some time ago received notice to quit. Perfect order was kept throughout the proceedings, and only in one case out of the fourteen had the police to act summarily.

An amusing sight was presented in this case – the furniture of the tenant being squandered all along the road and even the pigs were turned out of comfortable quarters

The Swinton section of the police were also in attendance, but sufficient to say their services were not in demand.