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. 36 ] SATURDAY, 7th., SEPTEMBER, 1867 [ Price 1d.

DISTRICT INTELLIGENCE
Kidderminster

"RAILWAY ROBBERY AT WRIBBENHALL:- At the Guildhall, on Monday, before Messrs. H.Homfrey, H.Talbot, and E.Morton, Charles Brown, Inspector of waggons at the Wribbenhall Station on the Severn valley line, was charged with breaking into the goods shed at Wribbenhall, and stealing four jars containing whisky and gin. Mr.Crowther prosecuted, and Mr.H.Saunders Jnr. defended. On the 19th. ult. four jars of spirits were delivered at the goods station at Wribbenhall, for transit, to Mr.Bullock, Great Malvern, the sender being Mr.Langdon, of Bewdley. Robert Field locked up the shed that night, and p.m. the jars were safe on the deck. The doors were unlocked next morning, but it was not noticed till between ten and eleven a.m. the jars had disappeared. It seemed that it was possible for a person to obtain entrance to the interior by means of a broken window. Brown was waggon inspector at the station, and a little distance from it he had an allotment garden. Evans a signalman on the line, was passing prisoners garden on the 27th. ult., when he saw the wicker work and one of the stolen jars sticking through the ground. Subsequently examination by the police showed that the four missing jars were concealed in the prisoners garden, but one was broken, and two others had been despoiled of their contents. Evens after the discovery of the jars, saw the prisoner digging in his garden near to where the jars were located. He said it would be impossible for anyone to dig there without seeing the jars. Prisoner was apprehended by Superintendent Stanton. The Bench, after hearing the case at some length, committed the prisones for trial at the Sessions."

 


LOCAL INTELLIGENCE

"EXCURSION OF THE PENSNETT MUTUAL IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY TO KENILWORTH:- On Monday last an excursion was made to Kenilworth Castle and Stoneleigh Abbey by the members of the Pensnett Young Mens Mutual Improvement Society accompanied by their friends. The Pensnett Band played through the village on their way to the station, and a goodly number assembled on the Dudley platform. The party were comfortably seated in five carriages, specially provided and a start was made about 9 30. The band played at most of the stations on the way and Kenilworth was reached about noon.........

........it was time to be wending the way back again to Kenilworth station. This was reached in time for the return train at eight o'clock. ........

........Through some mismanagement on the part of the railway officials the train was very muched delayed upon its return..........

........There were many hopes that this would only be the first of many such annual excursions........"