The Kettle and the Pot

August 1911

Penistone, Stocksbridge and Hoyland Express – Saturday 12 August 1911

The Kettle and the Pot

Rose Street, married woman, of Denaby, was summoned for having assaulted Elizabeth Parry, also Denaby, at that place on 29 July.

Complainant stated that the affair took place between 10 and 11 PM on the day mention. She (complainant) was sitting on the doorstep, when defendant began shouting names at her. Complainant’s husband was busy talking to a group of friends in the yard, and she also called in vulgar names. He asked her to go in the mine your own business, but she would not, whereupon she came and got hold of complainant and struck her, and pulled her pinafore off her face.

The Chairman (to complainant): What did you do? – I didn’t do anything

defendant (to complainant): What did you call me? – I didn’t call you anything.

Did the man you live with, come and strike me? – No.

We were all as bad as one another, so there. We have never had any bother into the new neighbours came into the yard.

Mrs Mary Ann Askin corroborated plaintiff.

Defendant: How long is it since you hit me with a flat iron?

The Chairman: Oh! That has nothing to do with this case.

Martha Kelly also gave evidence.

Ada Redfern of Denaby corroborated.

The Chairman (to defend): What have you to say about the assault?

Nothing, only that we were as bad as one another.

The defendant was bound over to be of good behaviour for the next six months, and to pay 22s 6d and costs for the assault.