“Banker” at Conisbrough

August 1900

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 10 August 1900

“Banker” at Conisbrough

George Sowden, William Wagstaffe, Archie Brown and James Walton, pony drivers, New Conisbrough, were summoned for gaming with cards at “banker” on July 21.

The defendants did not appear.

The case was proved by police constable Barnett, who said that at 7:30 p.m. he saw the defendants in Blyth Street, gaming with other youths at “banker.” He watched them for about 15 minutes, and then went towards them. He obtained some of the cards and threatens. Money change hands frequently.

Sowden was ordered to pay 7s 6d and costs, and the others 5s and costs.