Excited Glass Blowers

March 1877

Sheffield Telegraph, March 17.


Cross summonses had been taken out by George Stacey for an assault upon him by John Fawcett and by Robert Gibson, and by Robert Gibson charging John and George Stacey with assaulting him.

All the parties are glass blowers at Conisborough, the Stacey’s being union and Gibson and Fawcett non-union men.

On the night of Saturday last, they met at the Station Inn, and after becoming excited with beer got to words, which led to blows.

As usual in such cases, the evidence was very conflicting as to who was really in fault, but eventually the magistrates fined George Stacey £2 18s 6d, including costs, and dismissed the cases against the others.

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