Denaby Women’s Behaviour

May 1916

Mexborough and Swinton Times May 5 1916

Denaby Women’s Behaviour

at the Doncaster West Riding Police Court on Monday, Harriet Wright and Margaret Walker, married women, of Denaby, were charged with being drunk and disorderly.

PC Postill said he found Wright surrounded by a crowd of women who were threatening to kill her.

Superintendent minty said she was soldiers wife, and it was given to understand that the woman followed the prisoner’s on account of their sons and followed them about. They even threaten them with violence.

The woman admitted she got 17/6 a week.

She was fined 6/-

The other woman, Margaret Walker, who is only 21 years of age, also admitted being drunk and disorderly. She was with the other woman.

The Chairman (Mr JW.Hodgson): Is your husband at home with you?

No, he is fighting.

Superintendent Minty said he understood the first woman had led the other astray.

The prisoner admitted she received a pound a week and had one child.

She was ordered to pay 12 shillings.

In connection with these cases, Charles Atkinson, 21 years of age, was also charged with been drunk and disorderly at Mexborough at 11 PM on Saturday night.

PC Turner said he was on duty in the police station when the prisoner came and applied to bail the woman Wright will stop he was informed she would not be liberated shoes not in a fit condition to be bailed. He then became abusive and used very bad language. Witness and Sgt Blythe at reject him. He refused to go away, and they had to lock him up.

A fine of 5/-was imposed.