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Brutal Pony Driver

November 1908

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.