Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 08 March 1901
Breach of Colliery Rules at Cadeby.
There were four cases of breach of colliery rules at Cadeby.
Mr WM Gichard, solicitor, Rotherham appeared for the Denaby and Cadeby Collieries, Ltd.
The first defendant was a boy named Edward Knight, a pony driver, living at Denaby. He pleaded guilty to a charge of having broken colliery special rule 90 by riding upon an underground road in the mine without the permission of the manager of the under manager.
Mr WM Gichard said there were no special circumstances connected with the case, only the company desired that the rules should be strictly obeyed. That part of the mine where the defendant was riding had a treacherous roof, and if anything unforeseen had happened he might have been killed.
Knight was ordered to pay 15 shillings including the costs.
William Kendray, pony driver, pleaded guilty to a charge of having committed a breach of colliery special rule 66.
Mr Gichard said the offence was not having a back stay drag behind some calves which are being taken up an incline of one in 12. If the gods and broken loose there might have been damage done to some part of the mine.
In reply to the chairman, defendant said he was nearly 20 years of age.
The Chairman said he was older than the other two defendants and ought to have known better. He would have to pay half a crown more than they, namely 17s 6d, including costs.
Robert Barton, pony driver, of Denaby, was also summoned for having allowed a train of corves to be taken up an incline without a backstay.
In this case, Mr Gichard explained that defendant had first of all said he had a backstay on, then that another lad had taken it, and afterwards had given it to another lad.
An examination of the road show that a backstay and not being used, it would have been lying in the road.
A fine of 11s 6d, including costs was imposed.