Troublesome Customers at the Reresby Arms

April 1878

Mexborough Times, May 24th, 1878.

Troublesome Customers at a Denaby Public House.

Isaac Roland, William Daries, and Joseph Shepherd, all of Denaby, were charged by John Slater, landlord of the Reresby Arms, Denaby with being disorderly and refusing to quit the house on the 11th

Mr F Parker Rhodes prosecuted.

The defendant did not appear, and after the services of the summonses had been proved, Mr Rhodes said that the complainant and the great deal of trouble to keep his house in an orderly manner.

John Slater said that on the day in question. Rowland and Shepherd were in the vault at his house. They used filthy language, and he ordered them to leave the house. They went into the tap room. He followed them and again ordered them to leave, but they refused to go. He told his man not to fill them a drink, and sent for a policeman. It was some time before the officer arrived, and during the interval, he found that William Davies had got some beer, and given it to the other men. In consequence of that, he ordered Davies to leave the house, but he refused to go, and threatened to kick the waiter´s ribs in.

Rowland and Shepherd were each fined 7s 6d and costs, or 14 days imprisonment. Davis was fined 10 shillings and costs or 14 days. On the application by Mr Rhodes, the bench allowed 10 shillings for witnesses.

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