Conisborough Drunks

March 1901

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 08 March 1901

Conisborough Drunks

Jacob Cluley, miner, Denaby, was summoned for having been drunk at Conisborough on February 24th. Police constable Thompson said the offence was committed at 10.15 p.m. The defendant was very drunk; he used bad language, jostled against people, and afterwards fell down in the road and commenced singing

Thu defendant did not appear, and he was fined 10s and 11s 6d. costs.

John Bradford, miner, New Conisborough, was summoned for having been drunk and disorderly at Conisboro’ on February 24th.

The defendant said he pleaded guilty to the charge to a certain extent.

Sergt. Brown said he saw the defendant at the bottom of Blyth street with his coat off and wanting to fight. His language was bad, and two of his friends had great difficulty in getting him into the house.

Police constable Barnett gave similar evidence

The defendant said two men started of him and gave him black eye and a thick lip, and his temper got the better of him.

He was fined 2s 6d, and ordered to pay costs.

Peter Galvin, a Denaby miner, was summoned for having been drunk and disorderly at Conisborough, on February 23rd.

Police-constable Barnett proved the service of the summons in the absence of the defendant, and in stating the case said Galvin was staggering about the footpath and using filthy language.

Similar evidence was given by Police-constable Kilner, and the defendant was fined 16s including the costs.