Conisboro’ Men At Wadworth Feast

June 1886

Mexborough & Swinton Times, June 4th, 1886

Conisboro’ Men At Wadworth Feast

Robert Wilson, engine driver; George Fitton Whitehead, Henry Kelley, James Ryan, Samuel Hinchcliffe, Edwin Wormley, and Jonthan, Ibbotson, glass blowers, Conisboro’ and Henry Rodgers, colliery Denaby, were summoned on a charge of being drunk and disorderly at Wadworth, on the 30th ult.

Jelley, Wormley, Ibbotson, and Rodgers pleaded guilty. P.C Carbert stated that at 8.15 p.m. on the above date he went to a disturbance in Wadworth village. He found all the defendant but Hinchcliffe in the street. He ordered them away, and they went shouting and singing by the chapel. They were drunk.

Henry Kemp said on the night of the above date he was at the White Hart, and saw three of the men there. They were fighting outside, and as there was a general disturbance committed on Sunday night he went for a police-man. One man had his pipe and a tooth knocked out of his mouth.

John Hebditch, landlord of the Fox and Hounds Inn, said the men went to his house at five o’clock, and remained there about an hour and a quarter. They had a couple of pints each.

In defence, Wilson said he was not one of the party at all.

Ryan and Hinchcliffe each said they left Wadworth about half past six, and they were at Conisboro’ when the disturbance was said to have taken place.

Two witnesses were called, who swore they saw Ryan and Hinchcliffe at Conisboro’ at half past seven on the night in question.

Hinchcliffe was discharged. Wilson, Whitehead, and Ryan were fined 10s. and costs, and the other four, who pleaded guilty, 5s. each and costs.