A Dangerous Practice – Pony Driver Smartly Fined

November 1911

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 18, 1911

A Dangerous Practice

Mexborough Pony Driver smartly fined

John James Mack (16), pony driver, Mexborough, was charged with a breach of colliery rules, on November 1.

Mr Baddiley, for the prosecution, stated that this was a very serious case. It appears that when defendant was driving a pony in the mine, for some reason, he picked up a stone and through it at the pony. The stone, however, missed the pony and caught a man in the eye.

The defendant was only about three or 4 yards away from the man.

The result was that the man’s I was so badly damaged that it had to be removed.

Defendant was fined 20/– and 16/6 costs, or 21 days.