Mexborough and Swinton Times November 25, 1905
Breaches of Colliery Rules at Denaby
A Denaby miner name Henry Allsop, was summoned for having committed a breach of colliery special rule 66 at the Denaby and Cadeby mine.
Mr W.M. Gichard explained that the offence consisted of not having a backstay or drag fixed behind a tub going up an incline road on October 30.
Thomas Maltby, under manager, gave evidence to pausing that he saw defendant going up the road without a drag fixed to the tub. The gradient was one in nine.
The defendant said he did not know he was doing wrong. He had not been warned about it, and he did not know he had to use it.
The Bench imposed a fine of 2/6 and costs of 12/6.
Frank Latham, a driver, residing at Swinton, was also summoned for having committed a breach of special rule 90 by riding upon an underground road without permission.
Defendant pleaded guilty and Mr W.M. Gichard said that the company desire to put a stop to the practice which was growing. In spite of the many prosecutions brought before the court, the practice and not been stopped. Only the other day a lad who found with his head split open, and it was perfectly clear that he had been riding, although he would not admit it.
A fine of 5/- and 11/- costs was imposed, the Chairman stating that it was a very dangerous practice.
Frank Murphy, a clipper of Conisbrough, was summoned for a similar offence and he pleaded guilty.
He was fine 7/6 and ordered to pay 11/6 costs.