Gamers on the Cliffs at Conisborough

May 1901

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 5

Gamers on the Cliffs at Conisborough.

Walter Sanderson, Richard Davies, fillers, John Cook, labourer, William Edward Butler, Ernest Wootton, fillers, New Conisborough, George Gibbs, alias Gloucester, filler, Denaby, and Thomas Hadley, miner, of Conisborough were all summoned for gaming with coins by “tossing” at Conisborough on the 21st April.

Only Hadley appeared, and said it was his first appearance.

Fined 2/6 and the costs 5/-

PC Duffin, stated that at 4:30 p.m.on Sunday the 21st April, he was on duty in the Conisborough cliffs,in company withPC Barnett and Thompson.

They saw the seven defendants, and a number of others gaming with coins, shouting and making a great noise.

They had great difficulty in getting near to them. There were a number of people sat on the footpath, asnd someone told the gamblers that the police were watching them, and some of them ran off.

Cook, Gibbs, and Sanderson remained. They caught some of the defendants. Wootton said he did not care what they did; Butler said he had not been there very long.

PC Barnett, corroborated.

The Chairman said all the defendants, with the exception of Davies had been previously convicted, and would be fined 7/6 and the cost each and Davies 5s and the costs.

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