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. 11 ] SATURDAY, 16th., MARCH, 1867 [ Price 1d.

KIDDERMINSTER

"RIDING ON THE RAILWAY WITHOUT A TICKET :- John Bale was charged with riding from Stourport to Kidderminster without a ticket, with intent to defraud the company. Henry Marsh, ticket collector, said that he was on duty on Saturday evening last, when the defendant got out of a second class carriage. He asked him for his ticket and found he had not got one, and took him to the station master. Mr. Thompson, Station Master, said the defendant was intoxicated when brought to him, and as he had no ticket, he told him he must deposit the amount of the fare from Worcester, and he would enquire into the matter. The defendant then began to curse and swear, and he gave him into the custody of Police-constable Edwards. Fined 2s-6d. and costs, besides the fare."


WOLVERHAMPTON

"RAILWAY ROBBERY:- At the Borough Police Court, yesterday, before the Stipendiary magistrate (I. Spooner Esq.) John Newberry in the employ of the Great Western Railway Co., at Brettell Lane, Thursday week, for stealing sundry vases, tulip glasses and a firkin of butter, the property of the Railway Company. The vases were found in the house and the butter was found buried about eighteen inches below the surface in prisoners garden. Prisoner was committed to Sessions on all charges."