Breach of Colliery Rules – Boy’s Misdemeanors

October 1886

Sheffield Independent October 26, 1886

Breach of Colliery Rules

James Gallagher, a lad 15 years of age, was fined 10s, including costs, for a breach of special; Rule 34, in force at the Denaby Main Colliery, on September 29th, by taking a tobacco pipe in the pit. Defendant qwas searched by John Wingfield, who was in charge of the Montagu jinney, and a wooden pipe was found in his pockets.

William Smith, a boy, was summoned for a breach of Special Rule 37, at the same pit, on September 29, by improperly using his safety lamp.

Mr Hickmott explained that the defendant struck Frank Charlesworth with the lamp, because Charlesworth, who was in charge, interfered to prevent the defendant getting into the cage out of his turn.