Three Charges against Young Denaby Collier

February 1911

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 25 February 1911

Three Charges against Young Denaby Collier

Owen Egan, a young collier, with a black eye, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly at Denaby on the previous day. He was fined 6/6 altogether. He was then charged of being drunk and disorderly and refusing to quit the Denaby main hotel, and further with assaulting a barman at the said hotel.

The landlord of the hotel, Mr W.I. Gibbs, said that at 9:30 p.m on Monday, Egan came into the large room, but, owing to his drunken condition they refused to serve him, and he was ordered out. He went to the dram shop, where they again refused to serve him. A brother of Egan’s later was served with a quart of beer at the jug and bottle Department, and defendant brought the quart jug back, alleging that full measure had not being given. Mr Gibbs then heard a crash, an oncoming down found that defendant had assaulted barman Payne, and that a window had been broken in the struggle.

The barman, James William Payne, spoke to serving defendant’s brother with the quart of ale. When defendant brought it back, witness saw that he was drunk, and offered to return the money paid for the beer if he would give it up. Egan made for him, kicked him on the leg, and bashed him in the ribs. A window was broken.

Egan, pleaded guilty to both charges, and was fined 29 shillings with the usual options.