Drunk and Refusing to Quit at Conisborough

November 1888

Mexborough and Swinton Times November 9, 1888

Drunk and Refusing to Quit at Conisborough

Frederick Tingle, collier, Conisborough; Edward Hawkley, collier, Denaby; Thomas Mannion, collier, Conisborough; Roland Walker, Colin, Conisborough, were charged with being drunk and refusing to quit the Fox Inn at Conisborough on the 28th ult.

Hawkley did not appear.

John Gibson, the landlord of the Fox Inn, said on 28 October, the defendant came into his house stop Mannion had some ginger beer, but the others and beer. The ginger beer was October, and the glass broken, but it was painful. The quarrel then arose between the parties and a disorder occurred. He told them that if they could not quite he will give them five points clear out of the house. As they would not go he sent for the police.

Tingle was locked up in billiard room but he escaped through a window. He could not swear to Webster being there.

William Farmerly, the waiter at the Fox, said when the beer was placed on the table the defendants began quarrelling. The landlord ordered them out, as it was Sunday night, and he protested against any disorder proceedings particularly on that day.

Joseph Drabble said he was in the Fox Inn on the Sunday night in question, he saw Mannion there he been the only man he could swear to. He heard some men quarrelling, and then the landlord came to witness and asked him to fetch a constable Tingle said he was asked to go, and he refused, but the landlord pulled him and the other men in the room laid hold of him and gave him a black eye. They were all on to him.

Mannion had nothing to say, and Hawkley’s mother appeared for a son but had nothing to say in his defence.

Webster was discharged, as there was no evidence to show that he was present during the row.

Tingle and Mannion were fined 20 shillings and 16 shillings costs and Hawkley for not being present at the court 25 shillings and 16 shillings costs.