A Wayward Daughter – Girl Threatens Her Mother in Court

January 1916

Daily Gazette, January 11th 1916

A Wayward Daughter
Girl Threatens Her Mother in Court

There was a scene in the Doncaster West Riding Police Court when Beatrice Wigley (21), single woman of 38, Wadsworth Street, new Conisbrough, was charged with stealing a number of articles, value £3, the property of William Pope, miner, 48 Tickhill Street, Denaby, who had engaged her to look after his house.

Ada Wigley, the girl’s mother, said her daughter stolen the baby’s boots whilst the child was in bed, and she could do nothing with her. She had come home between one and 2 o’clock in the morning, entering the house through a window, in the company of a man.

When sentenced to a month’s imprisonment, prisoner gave vent to a remarkable outburst.

“Well, I can do it,” she shouted at the top of her voice, as she was removed below. Turning to her mother, she shrieked:

“Never mind your lies, your old monkey, you are nowt else. You have done this, and I will do something for you when I come out.”