By Geoffrey Howse
Barnsley and the encircling zone has a gloomy and sinister previous. there have been many foul deeds dedicated during the centuries of the main heinous sort -and many suspicious conditions. Poverty used to be on the root of a few of the early situations. throughout the Victorian interval a few doubtless uncaring magistrates seemed to take the view that to be bad used to be against the law to be handled critically and meted out severe consequences. the sad country of a few 'criminals' ended in finishing their days within the workhouse. during the twentieth century the world used to be periodically rocked with homicide situations which frequently made the nationwide headlines.
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Peter Porter was tried at Leeds Spring Assizes in April indicted for having wounded Martha Porter with intent to murder her. A second count in the indictment charged him with wounding her with intent to do her grievous bodily harm. Despite the prosecution’s strong case against him the jury found him guilty on only the minor count and he was sentenced to seven years penal servitude. BRUTAL ASSAULT AT JUMP, 1891 …rushed out from a hiding place and struck James Fletcher a blow on the head with a fire poker… On Tuesday 26 October 1891, at about 7pm amongst other company at the Flying Dutchman in Jump, were miners William Smith, Samuel Foster and James and Thomas Fletcher.
There was blood everywhere. He had turned the bedclothes up to the wound and both he and his wife were in night attire. The razor was by his foot on the floor. His wife was laid on her stomach with her hands hanging out of bed. It looked as if she had got up and slipped down the wall back on to the bed. Her throat was severed from ear to ear. I have never seen such a sight in my life… I heard no one in the night. She had supper with me last night and was with me until a quarter to eleven. She was with Mrs Jones, another neighbour, until a quarter to twelve.
When I came to myself, I found I was laid upon a swab. At the time I was struck by the prisoner I had been ironing some clothes. When he came in I had the iron flat on the table. There was another iron on the fire. The irons produced are what I referred to. I have been attended by Mr Blackburn ever since. I am very ill, and not able to follow my employment. I go out as a charwoman. ’ John Blackburn, surgeon, told the court: On the 16th of this month I was called upon to see Martha Porter. I found her at her own house in Foundry-street, Barnsley.