1916, 3 June – Batley News

Here is this week’s round-up of pieces from the Batley News relating to St Mary’s parishioners. Spelling and punctuation matches that of the newspaper.

The death notices contained the following:

HOPKINS.—On the 31st ult., aged 50 years, Patrick Hopkins, Fleming Street.

In Court news:


“If I was drunk with two glasses of beer it’s a caution,” said Mary Carrol, married, Woodwell. —Fined 10s. for drunkenness and riotous conduct.

Thomas Kenny, gas stoker, Ambler Street, Batley, was summoned by Patrick Brennan, bricklayer, Villiers Street, Batley, for assault. —Mr. H. Whitfield was for complainant and Mr. G. E. B. Blakeley for defendant.—Mr. Whitfield said at 3 p.m. Brennan went to Kenny’s house. When he got there Kenny said “Did you offer a soldier on leave 5s. to knock me out?” Plaintiff denied that, but defendant “slashed out” with his fist, knocked Brennan down, and kicked him about the eyes till he bled terribly. —Defendant in evidence said plaintiff pulled a knife out of his pocket when spoken to and he (defendant) knocked him down in self-defence. —Kenny was fined 40s., and 12s. witnesses expenses.