Wilful Damage to Fence

October 1888

York Herald – Monday 22 October 1888

On Saturday. Walter Kay William Henry Davies, John Henry Brett, Edward Brett James Wilks and John Pidd were charged with doing wilful damage to a fence at Conisborough the Monday before.

It transpired that near the Denaby Main Colliery there is some grass land on which the company turn their ponies after going lame by being worked in the pit. On this day the defendants went into the field, breaking the fence and, seizing a pony, which was resting for lameness, raced it up and down the field.

Kay, Wilks, and Davis were each fined 10s. 5d. and the others 12s. 9d including damages and costs.