Sheffield Independent – Monday 13 August 1888
Damaging the Denaby Main School.
At the Doncaster West Riding Police Court on Saturday, John and George Brett, of Conisbro’, were charged with having done wilful damage at Denaby Main.
A boy, named Thomas Fretwell, deposed to seeing the lads throwing stones at the school windows.
Mr. Hall, solicitor, appearing on behalf of the colliery company, who had erected the school, said the prosecution was taken with the view of preventing a repetition of this kind of thing. As many as 40 windows hod been smashed, and the charge of replacing them would be at the- rate of 4d. per square.
The boys pleaded guilty and were fined 6d., and ordered to pay the damages 11s 8d each, and the costs 12s. 6d. each.
Two other lads, Henry Gregory and Charles Hanks, were also charged with having broken several panes of glass, but they were dismissed on payment of the costs.