RAILWAY AND INDUSTRIAL HISTORY OF THE SOUTH WEST BLACK COUNTRY

 
 

 

 

 

County Express
incorporating
BRIERLEY HILL, STOURBRIDGE, KIDDERMINSTER & DUDLEY NEWS
SOUTH STAFFORDSHIRE & EAST WORCESTERSHIRE CHRONICLE


Vol. 1, No. 3 ] SATURDAY, 19th., JANUARY, 1867 [ Price 1d.

WORDSLEY PETTY SESSIONS
Monday.

"STEALING COAL:- William Hill canal Boatman was charged at the insistence of his employers, Messers Wood & Co., coal merchants, Bromley, with taking a quantity of coal from the boat under his charge while on its way too or from Stourbridge. The prisoner was defended by Mr. Bushbury.- It appeared from the evidence that Hill was taking a load of coals to the Stourbridge Gas Works, and that near Dock Pool he threw off about 2 cwt. which was wheeled away by his son, who came to receive it. After unloading at Stourbridge the boat was re-loaded with coke, and while this was being done Hill contrived to take about 2 cwt. of coal off a boat standing near, and concealing it under the coke. This was conveyed away as before. He pleaded guilty, and Messers Wood & Co., expressing a desire that the prisoner be leniently delt with, he was sentenced to one month's imprisonment with hard labour."

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