Damage to Potatoes at Conisborough.

July 1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times July 5.

Damage to Potatoes at Conisborough.


A colliery worker, named Horace Barker, of Conisborough, was summoned at the instance of Harry Piper,who keeps a garden, charged with having done wilful damage to growing potatoes.

The complainant stated that he rented a plot of land from the Great Central Railway Company. On June 26 he saw the defendant in the allotment picking potatoes.

At six o’clock in the morning, a signalman named Thomas Bailey was taking lamps from the distant signal, when he saw the defendant on the land.

The defendant pleaded guilty to the charge, which was estimated at five shillings.

He was ordered to pay a fine of 20 shillings and 20/5 costs.













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