Leeds Mercury – Friday 11 February 1938
Playing Cards on School Roof
Gamblers’ Damage at Denaby
‘‘An unusual position has arisen the school,” said Mr, H. Gomersall, presiding at Conisborough Education Committee meeting to-day, when he reported that the roof of the Balby Street School, Denaby, had been used for gambling with cards.
Boys or youths, he did not know which, had been climbing on to the roof and had got into a certain position so that they could not seen. It would be difficult for a caretaker to get up to them, but the police had been warned and there had been several prosecutions recently.
The Divisional Clerk (Mr. E. B. Stockdale) reported that considerable damage had been done, and the chairman stated it had been recommended that repairs be put in hand.