Kicking a Denaby Pony

December 1899

Mexborough and Swinton Times December 22, 1899

Kicking a Denaby Pony

Arthur Hague, pony driver, Denaby, was summoned by the Denaby and Cadeby Main Colliery Company for having on 30th November kicked a pony in the mine.

Mr H.H.Hickmott, of Rotherham appeared to prosecute on behalf of the company.

The defendant pleaded guilty.

Mr Hickmott stated that defendant was engaged in leading a pony attached to corves, when one of the corves left the rails. The defendant thereupon kicked the pony, with the result that the animal was off work for four days. The defendant was wearing clogs at the time.

George Hepplewhite, the horsekeeper, gave evidence as to the condition of the animal, and the defendant was fined 15 shillings including costs.

It was stated that his wages were two shilling a day.