Railway Employees in Pig Hunt

June 1888

Mexborough and Swinton Times June 15, 1888

Railway Employees in Pig Hunt

Some of the railway¬†employees had a rare ” pig-hunt ” the other afternoon.

The animal belonged  to a man living not far from the station. The pig managed to get out of his stye, crossed a garden, and got into a field, where it was seen by someone interested.

Chase was given, when the “gruffer” made for the river. Not liking the look of the water, the animal turned and ran towards the railway, and here the company’s men joined in the hunt.

A mineral train was passing at the time, and the animal ran alongside of it as far as possible, but it was finally “run to earth” near the railway bridge, where it gave up from sheer exhaustion.