Sheffield Evening Telegraph November 9, 1908
A Brutal Pony Driver
William Henry Dobson, pony driver of Kilnhurst, was today at the Rotherham West Riding Court fined 10 shillings and costs for cruelty to a pony at the Manvers Main Colliery by “braging” it with an iron locker, on October 16.
When told to stop by a miner named Schofield he made a statement to the effect that he did not care.
He acknowledged that he had used a wooden, but not an iron locker.
The outlaws keeper stated that the pony received a cut on the leg and its chine was swollen.
The animal had been badly knocked about.