The Unruly Crowd

March 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times March 16th 1907

The Unruly Crowd

The list of drunkenness was unusually heavy.

Joseph Hopwood, for instance, had been making an exhibition of himself, on Saturday, 2nd March, in Doncaster Road, Denaby, and as a consequence was fined 2/6 and costs.

In was the same with Robert Butcher. PC Ransom told the magistrates how that, on 18th February, he saw the defendant in Doncaster Road, Denaby, at 9-20, collecting a large crowd of people by reason of his condition. His vocal efforts and drinking capabilities cost him 2/6 and the costs 5/6.

William Lunn was another victim to excessive drinking, for according to PC Wailes, he was in a very drunken condition and 18th February, and was staggering along the footpath of Station Road, Conisborough. The usual penalty of 2/6 and cost was imposed.

William Wragley, a new Conisborough miner, was fined 10/– and costs for having, on the previous Saturday, exhibited an earnest desire to fight in Loversall Street, Denaby Main.

More cases were heard from the Dearne Valley