Denaby Colliery Offence.

April 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 13, 1907

A Denaby Colliery Offence.

Arthur Barlow, pony driver, Denaby, pleaded guilty to a charge brought against him at the instance of the Denaby main collieries, that he omitted to put the drag on a chain of tubs, thus committing a breach of rule 66.

Mister. F. Allen, who prosecuted, said it was a dangerous omission, as the tubs might have broken away, and killed a horse or a man. They did not press the case, the defendant pleaded guilty; they brought it only for safety.

The bench took a lenient view of the case, and ordered defendant to pay the costs, the chairman remarking that to leave off a drag was a dangerous practice, and the colliery rules must be carried out.