Strangers in Doncaster – “Knob sticks” in Trouble

September 1885

Leeds Times – Saturday, 19 September 1885

“Knob sticks” in Trouble

On Monday in Doncaster, Michael Nester, James Walsh and Thomas Laydon, colliers, from Staffordshire, recently important to Denaby, were charged with assaulting John Rollinson of the Leopard Inn. Nester was also charged with refusing to quit.

About 10 PM on Saturday Nester was ordered out, refused to go, and the landlord put him out stop he returned, will be rejected a second time but seized the landlord by the beard.

Welsh and Laydon knocked the landlord down, and whilst down kicked him .

Defendants were each fined 40 shillings and costs, or a months for the assault. Nester was fined 10 shillings and costs or 14 days, for refusing to quit.