Mexborough & Swinton Times – Friday 08 August 1890
Conisborough Youths in Trouble
John Appleyard, a youth, and William Wilson, a boy, living at Conisborough, were summoned for not having control over two horses and two drays of which they were in charge on the 25th July at Thrybergh.
Police-constable Eke stated that about four o’clock on the afternoon of the day named be was duty at Thrybergh when he saw two horses and two drays coming along the road. The defendants who were supposed to be in charge were asleep in the first conveyance.
Defendant Appleyard said they had been to Sheffield and had been up all night which had caused them to be sleepy.
A fine of 10s. and costs was imposed upon Appleyard, and the case against Wilson was dismissed, the magistrates considering that he was under the control of Appleyard, who was the son of the owner of the horses and drays.