Good Friday – More Drunkeness

June 1881

Mexborough and Swinton Times, May 6.

A railway employee, named James Woodhouse, of Conisborough, but who works several miles away from the village, was charged with being in the Castle Inn, Conisborough, on Good Friday, during prohibited powers but as it could not be proved that a man had slept at home during the preceding night, it could not be said that the company brought within the four corners of the act and he was discharged.

A Denaby Collier Drunk at Mexborough.

Michael Kelly, Collier of Denaby, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Mexborough on the previous Saturday.

Police Sgt Ron, in proving the case, stated that he saw the man drunk and using obscene language in Doncaster road. Mexborough on the day in question.

His wife was also in a beastly state of drunkenness.

Fined 10 shillings and 13 shillings costs; 14 days in default.

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