Workmen Play Truant

July 1909

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Monday 26 July 1909

Workmen Play Truant

At the Doncaster West Riding Court on Saturday, Richard Pease and Edward Hilton, glass hands, Conisbro, were summoned by Mr. Caleb Kilner for absenting themselves from work.

The defendants pleaded guilty.

Mr. Baddiley, for the prosecution, said that in each case the defendants’ absence from work meant the stoppage of four men for the day, and consequent loss of wages.

Hilton was worse than Pease, as he objected to work he was set to do. Mr. Kilner put his loss at 10s,, but it was actually 24s., and if further cases occurred he would have to claim the full sum.

Defendants were ordered to pay 10s. and the costs.