Theft of Coal at Denaby

April 1907

Mexborough and Swinton Times April 20, 1907

Theft of Coal at Denaby

James and Walter Hague, colliers at the Manvers Main Colliery, were charged with having stolen one hundredweight of coal, to the value of 8d, the property of the Denaby and Cadeby Colliery Company, at Denaby on the 13th inst.

About 10:30 AM on the date named, the prisoners went to the pit yard and asked for one hundredweight of coal. They were supplied, and they paid Edwin Parton for it. Later in the same day the prisoners went again for the same amount of coal. This time they did not pay.

The clerk went after them and caught them at home. Prisoners pleaded that when they went to pay for the coal on the second occasion they found no one in the office, so they went home without paying.

Prisoners were bound over to come up for judgement when called upon.