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May 1919

Mexborough & Swinton Times – Saturday 17 May 1919

Costly Experience

At the Doncaster West Riding police Court on Tuesday, Frederick Smith, Showman, Houghton, was fined 20/-and 5/6 costs for driving horses without a proper light at Bolton on Dearne.

PC Hodges, will prove the case, said the defendant was in a trap driving the ponies in front loose. They were all over the road and were a danger to the travelling public.

Defendant pleaded ignorance of the order, and the chairman (Mr J Brocklesby) told the defendant that in view of his record is knowledge of the law should be remarkable; he had about 40 convictions against him.