Suicide of a Woman at Conisborough

October 1887

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Wednesday 05 October 1887

Suicide of a Woman at Conisborough

Yesterday a woman, whose name is unknown, committed suicide by drowning herself in the river at Conisborough.

About 12:30 o’clock she was walking on the Denaby road in the direction of Conisborough when she asked a person which was the way to the Waterside and she was told to cross to the ferry.

The woman pushed the boat away, and Harry Corker, a pony-driver at the Denaby Pit, saw her jump into the water. He raised an alarm, and Mrs. Bradbury and her daughters, of the Ferry Farm, came to her assistance.

The woman was taken from the water in about five minutes, but she was dead.

She was respectably dressed and about 55 years of age. The body was removed by Sergeant Noble the Castle Inn.