Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 30 July 1910
Breaches of Colliery Rules at Denaby Main
Mr W.M.Gichard (Rotherham) appeared on behalf of the Denaby and Cadeby Main Collieries Ltd, who charged several of their work people with infringement of the special colliery rules.
Cruelty to a Pit Ponies
Arthur Sherwood, pony driver, was summoned for cruelty to a Pit pony, which was given to him in connection with his duty by the horsekeeper of the Denaby Colliery.
The horsekeeper gave evidence to the effect that Sherwood kick the animal twice, and as a result the animal had been off work five shifts.
Defendant denied the charge, and said the keeper was on to everybody at the least possible chance.
Fined 2/6 and costs, 10/6.
Taking a Pipe Down the Mine
William Whaley, miner of Swinton, did not appear in answer to a summons charging him with the above offence in the Denaby pit.
George Addy, dataller, living at Mexborough, stated that in the course of his duties he searched the defendant and found a pipe in his pocket.
Defendant told him he must have put on another man’s waistcoat.
Fined 5/-and costs.