Carrying Water on the Footpath at Conisborough

January 1903

Mexborough and Swinton Times, January 2.

Carrying water on the Footpath at Conisborough.  

Walter Crabtree, a labourer, of Conisborough, was summoned for obstructing the footpath at Conisborough on 16 December.

PC Duffin said that about 8.30 o’clock on the 16th of the present month, he was on duty in West Street, Conisbrough, when he met the defendant, who was carrying two buckets of water with a wood square on the causeway.

In passing him the wood square caught witnesses leg and caused the water to be spilt. Witness told him that he ought to be on the road so that he would not hinder foot passengers.

The defendant was very cheeky, said that he (witness) ought to walk on the road himself. The defendant continued to proceed along the footpath, and several persons had to get off the footpath to pass him.

The defendant did not leave the footpath until he reached the end of the street.

The defendant said in defence,that he left the footpath in order to allow the policeman to pass.

Defended was ordered to pay the costs 9 shillings.