A Disorderly Conisborough Passenger

May 1905

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 13, 1905

A Disorderly Conisborough Passenger

A Denaby miner name Richard Wagstaff, was summoned at the instance of Arthur Hall, district detective for the Great Central Railway Company for having been in a state of intoxication on the Conisborough Station on April 1.

Mr Hall produced a sealed copy of the companies bylaws, which were posted in the Conisborough station.

Mr Charles Peter Richards, Station Master at Conisborough, stated that the defendant was a passenger from the 11:25 PM train from Doncaster. Defendant was in a state of intoxication, and came up to him and abused him and attempted to strike him.

PC Thompson also gave evidence and stated that defendant was very drunk.

Supt. Hicks said the defendant had often been often previously convicted. He produced a long list.

The defendant, who did not appear, was fined 40 s including the costs, 18s 6d.