A Disobedient Young Collier.

May 1891

Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Monday 25 May 1891

A Disobedient Young Collier.

At the Rotherham West Riding Police Court this morning a youth named Henry Shaw, who lives No. 22, Annerley Buildings, Denaby, was summoned for disobeying the orders of the hanger-on at the Denaby Main Colliery.

Mr. Hickmott, who prosecuted on behalf of the company, said that during working hours no one was allowed to ascend the shaft unless they had a written order. On May 7 the cage was about to ascend with man named Carr, when the defendant came and jumped alongside him. As he had no order the hanger-on refused to allow him to go up, Carr, seeing the state of affairs, got off, upon which defendant did the same.

Thinking all was now right, Carr again got on the cage, but defendant jumped on beside him, and this was kept up for nearly hour, when Carr returned to the workings.

Defendant, who pleaded guilty, was fined 20s. and costs.