“Rabbitting” at Denaby

April 1888

Sheffield Evening Telegraph – Monday 23 April 1888

“Rabbitting” at Denaby

Walter Stanley, engine fitter, Denaby, was fined 40s. and costs for having committed a game trespass on land belonging to Lord Fitzwilliam.

Mr. Hickmott prosecuted, and stated that the defendant, who did not appear, had been to the Wentworth Estate Offices that morning and asked to be forgiven, but Mr. Talbot felt that the case could not be passed over.

Gamekeeper Stribley proved that at three o’clock on the afternoon of the 11th he saw the defendant in Denaby Wood, digging rabbit holes with a stake. At first he gave a wrong name.