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From: "Ian Rhodes" <>
Subject: [CHS] Yesterdays - 20 July 1901 Part Two
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2001 17:11:48 +0100
A NEIGHBOURS QUARREL At the Police Court on Thursday, Agnes CARROLL was
summoned for using threats to Mary SHUTTLEWORTH, whereby she was afraid she
would do her some bodily harm. Defendant pleaded not guilty. Complainant
said she lived at 33 Wharf-street, and the defendant was a neighbour. She
had not spoken to her for a month. On Tuesday week defendant threatened to
break her face with a jug. The Clerk: Are you afraid of her?
Complainant: I am not afraid of her if she wont bring out weapons.
Defendant said the complainant called her an Irish sod, and she had to
obtain protection. The bench dismissed the case.
William CARROLL summoned Mary SHUTTLEWORTH for assaulting him. He stated
that the defendant came to his house, and after using threatening language,
she kicked him and beat him about the head. After hearing the evidence the
magistrates imposed a fine of 2s 6d and costs.
BATHING IN THE CANAL At the Police Court on Thursday, a youth named Alfred
LEECH was summoned for exposing himself on the canal bank on Sunday last. He
pleaded not guilty. Constable KENNY stated that at 4.30 pm he saw the
defendant and others bathing in the canal without drawers. They got out of
the water, but when witness and Constable MOTTERSHEAD got up to them they
jumped into the canal again. Defendant said he had drawers on. Detective
MOTTERSHEAD stated that he was with the last witness. The defendant refused
to come out of the water. Another youth threw a pair of drawers to the
defendant, and he put them on whilst in the water. Inspector DUTTON said
there were frequent complaints about young men bathing and exposing
themselves. Mr W UNDERWOOD: And the remarks they make to passing females
are abominable. Constable MOTTERSHEAD said there was a great crowd about
at the time. The Bench fined defendant 2s 6d and costs.
CROWN PICNIC PARTY On Sunday, 22 members left the Crown Inn, along with
the respected host, en route for Macclesfield, leaving Hyde Junction at 7.19
am. On arrival at Macclesfield the party did full justice to a good
breakfast laid at the Queens Hotel, after which, for a short time, the
local sights were viewed, a number of the party going through the fire
station. They then took wagonettes to Gorsworth where Maggoty Johnsons
grave was seen; thence on to the deserted village (Barrow Bridge), where the
latest Havanna cigars are manufactured. It is not called the deserted
village for nothing, as there are less than half a dozen houses occupied,
but yet even they sport the electric light.
After a further drive to Holmes Chapel, the party were ready to put out of
sight some of the good things provided for dinner at the Old Red Lion, and
having satisfied the cravings of the inner man, they viewed the scenery en
route to Alderley Edge, where, after rusticating for a while, they once more
put their legs under the festive board, this time at the Royal Oak. They
here dispensed with the wagonettes and took train at 7.40 for Ashton, which
was reached at 8.40, and wagonettes were waiting to convey the party to
headquarters, where they arrived soon after nine oclock.
Everyone had enjoyed the outing to their hearts content, excepting perhaps
one, who was like a fish out of water because his pal Andre was not with
him, but Tam eased his troubled mind and his pocket, too, by standing
treat for the company. What puzzles the party is, who sneaked the towels and
left them to wipe on their napkins. The amount of envy displayed by those
who had not participated in the outing was so great that it has been decided
to have another jaunt ere long.
A STALYBRIDGE WOMAN FOUND DROWNED AT DUKINFIELD
On Thursday, the Dukinfield police received information from Mr Thomas
ASHTON, farmer of Yew Tree Farm, Cheetham Hill-road, that he had found a
woman drowned in a pond of water near his farm. Constable DALE went to the
place and conveyed the body to the New Inn to await the inquest. Subsequent
enquiries showed that the unfortunate woman was Mary HAMER, aged 38, wife of
the landlord of the Hollins Inn, Stalybridge. It appears her husband retired
to bed at 11.30 on Wednesday night, leaving the deceased downstairs. At 4.30
next morning he awoke and missed her, and he at once instituted enquiries as
to her whereabouts.
About three oclock in the afternoon Mr ASHTON was going through one of his
fields adjoining the reservoir. He casually looked over the wall and saw a
shawl on the embankment. On closer observation, he also saw a pair of women
s boots, inside of which were a pair of spectacles. On looking into the
water, he saw the body of a woman, who was afterwards identified as Mrs
HAMER. She was quite dead. With assistance, he recovered the body and
communicated with the police.
A VICIOUS HORSE AT ASHTON
Before His Honour, Judge BROWN, at the Ashton County Court on Thursday,
Harriet THOMASSON, 11 Warre-street, Ashton, weaver, claimed from J HUNTER
(trading as Hunters), of 17 Old-street, Ashton, £10 10s damages for personal
injuries sustained by the viciousness of the defendants horse, which, it
was alleged, on the 30th May bit plaintiff when near the defendants
premises in Old-street, Ashton. Mr J B POWNALL (solicitor) was for the
plaintiff, and Mr J S EATON (solicitor) was for the defendant. Mr EATON
for the defence argued that they were not aware that the horse was savage.
Mr POWNALL said he should prove that the horse had had to be muzzled. Jas
CUNLIFFE gave evidence showing that the horse had once bitten his boy. His
Honour gave judgement for the plaintiff for £7 and costs.
SUDDEN DEATH OF A CHILD AT ASHTON
Information was given to the police on Friday of the death of a child, aged
8 months, named Alice MARSHALL, the daughter of Sarah Emma and William
MARSHALL, of 106 Hill-street, Ashton. At ten oclock on Thursday she was
taken to bed by her mother, who awoke shortly after six oclock and found
the child was ill. She took it downstairs and noticed that its hands were
clenched and it was frothing at the mouth. She at once went for Dr HAMILTON,
who came and pronounced the child to be dead.
A man who worked in a Bradford mill went out of his mind, and was removed to
the asylum. A fellow worker, on passing the asylum one day, saw Jimmy
sitting in the grounds smoking his pipe. Hello Jimmy, he called out, how
are yo going on?
Oh, awm going on first rate, thank yo, answered Jimmy.
Awm varry glad to hear it, lad. Yoll happen be coming back to work soon,
Wot! exclaimed Jimmy, in great surprise. Leave a big house an a grand
garden like this, an cum back to work? Do yo think awm wrong in my head?
Ian Rhodes, Stockport UK
Family history website: http://www.gravelbank.co.uk
<Qui dedit beneficium taceat; narret qui accepit.>
May he who does a good deed be quiet; may he who receives it tell about it.
Researching: RHODES in Flockton, Yorks and Mottram and Dukinfield, Ches,
(Associated families: BRADDOCK, CROSLAND, GODDARD, HARRISON, INGHAM,
RAMSBOTTOM, RATCLIFFE (possibly GREENWOOD) and SHEPLEY
BINNIE in Falkirk, Preston and Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs and Dukinfield,
Ches, (Associated families: AIKEN, BELL, FORGIE, HARDIE, KAY, NICHOL,
RAMSAY, SHORROCKS, SMITH and SQUAIR
HARROP in Glossop, Derb and Mottram, Ches. Associated families: BOOTH and
TURNER in W Yorks and THORPE in Lancs, DEWSNAP in Cheshire
PRESTWICH in Manchester, Audenshaw and Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs. Associated
families: CARTWRIGHT, HARROP, RYLAND and STANLEY,
CRABTREE in Haughton and Denton, Lancs and Hyde, Ches. Associated families:
RIDGWAY, ROWLAND, STANSFIELD, WARDLE
MOLESDALE in Cadishead and Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs and Dent County,
Missouri. Associated families: CHATTERTON, CRAMOND, WALKER, WHITTAKER