Foxhunting in Conisborough District.

January 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times January 5, 1907

Foxhunting in Conisborough District.

On Wednesday good number of equestrians (over 100) assembled at Hill Topp, which is a meet which always brings a large field.

Bartlett arrived punctually, as usual, and after partaking of Mr Ogley’s hospitality a move was made to Denaby wood, where plenty of foxes were soon found to be a foot. Soon after arriving two fine foxes were seen and a couple of clubs, but these got clear.

Another Fox later headed for Denaby Grange farm, and the followers were soon on the track at a hot pace, en route to Hooton Roberts, where Reynard got clear.

At Hooton Gorse a couple of foxes came out, and one made a move for Thrybergh. Through the Park he went, hotly followed on to Dalton brook. Here he diverted his course, and retraced his steps near to the river, back to Thrybergh Hall where he eventually ran out of scent.

A move was made to Denaby Range, where a fox was found and a good run followed, towards Hooton Roberts, where Reynard was lost.

The pack was taken through Hooton Cliffs on to the Ravenfield Gorse, and on to the park Gorse, both of which were drawn blank.

The rest of the time was spent in the locality of Woods gorse, and on the whole a good day was experienced. Among those present were Lady Mabel Smith, Miss Verity, Miss Thompson, Mr H. Whitworth, Mr Appleyard, Mr Barker, Mr Sopps, Mr W. Turner, Mr Hastings, Mr Gough (Rotherham), Mr G. A. Wilson, Mr G. Laing (Sheffield.)