Expensive Travelling – Girl Caught at Conisborough.

June 1912

Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Saturday 01 June 1912

Expensive Travelling.

Sheffield Girl Caught at Conisborough.

A girl named Olive Castleton, aged 14, West I Bar Green, Sheffield, pleaded guilty at Doncaster to-day, to travelling on the railway without a ticket.

Mr. A. Hall, for the Great Central Railway Company, said defendant’s mother dealt in second-hand clothes and attended the market at New Conisbro’.

At Conisbro’ defendant got out of the train, and stating that she bad come from Mexboro’, offered to pay 2 ½ d., but on opening her purse the porter saw a return ticket from Sheffield to Rotherham. (He Mr. Hall) failed to see the mother, and from what transpired, not only was the mother to blame more than the child, but suspected that she also had been in the habit of travelling in the same way.

A fine of 20s. was imposed.