19 Carriages at twopence, 2 Carts at fourpence means that there must have been 128 pedestrians at one halfpenny to make up the total day's receipts to 8 shillings and sixpence.
8th January - OUTRAGE ON SHOEMAKER'S DAUGHTER.
At the Guisborough Police Court this morning James Wotton, an apprentice aged 16, was committed for trial at the York Assizes, charged by his employer, John Featherstone, boot and shoe dealer of Skelton, with committing an outrage on his daughter.
Details of trial not found, but a question was asked in Parliament later by the local MP, Mr H F Pease, asking for the severity of the sentence to be reduced. The petition was denied.
25th January - FIRST COUNTY COUNCIL ELECTIONS.
The North Riding of Yorkshire had 202 police officers.31st January - HIGH WATER.
A largely attended meeting of ratepayers and property owners was held in the Free Gardeners' Hall, Skelton last night for the purpose of protesting against the Bill which has been presented to parliament by the Cleveland Water Company.
A resolution was adopted - "that the Chairman of the Skelton and Brotton Local Board be requested to call a special meeting for the purpose of co-operating with the Saltburn and Loftus Local Boards in opposing the present action of the Cleveland Water Company in promoting a Bill to increase the charges for water supplied for domestic purposes.
6th February - SCHOOL PRIZES.
15th February - MINERS WAGES.
9th March - PINCHED ASH.
29th March - SERIOUS ROAD ACCIDENT.
29th March - ARCHBISHOP OF YORK IN SKELTON CEMETERY.
3rd April - NORTH SKELTON BOY BURGLARS.
Three boys named John Pennock, Robert William Carver and John Thomas Pearson, were charged with breaking into a house occupied by Jacob Todd on the 29th March at North Skelton and stealing about nine shillings in silver and copper, a pocket knife, a pipe, 2oz of twist tobacco and 3 cakes
They had climbed the yard wall and broken a window to gain entry. They were committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions.
When they appeared there on the 11th, they were sentenced to 10 days imprisonment and then ordered to be sent to a Reformatory for 5 years.
16 April - QUESTION IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.
24th April - IRON BAR BENDERS.
26 April - DEATH IN SKELTON SHAFT.
They were out of the place for 5 minutes before returning. They found that 2 props had been knocked out by the fall of stone.
Deceased was holding up one of the props and he was picking up the hammer, when a quantity of stone of between 2 and 3 tons fell knocking
deceased down and covering him partly up. When they got him out he was dead. He had been a miner about 30 years.
1st May - BASTARDY, NON-COMPLIANCE.
2nd May - DRAPERS DISSOLVED.
7th May - CRUELTY TO MINE HORSE.
13th May - MINE ACCIDENT.
5th June - MINERS PAY CLAIM.
8th June - OLD QUARRY WELL AND STINKS.
15th June - BOOTS PINCHED.
15th June - CORPORAL PUNISHMENT.
18th June - DRUNK PUBLICAN.
18th June - DAMAGING GRASS AND BAD LANGUAGE.
13th July - SCHOOL HOLIDAY FOR SKELTON SHOW.
23rd July - POOR GRUB AT FARM.
Mr Petch contended that his house had always been a good meat house and there were no grounds for complaints at all.
The Bench ordered Mr Petch to pay defendant wages due less 10s for leaving his situation. Each party to pay their own costs.
13th August - GUNPOWDER HOUSE.
11th September - SCIENCE CLASSES AT SKELTON.
7th October - CONSERVATIVES.
18th October - CORPORAL PUNISHMENT DID NOT PAY.
30th October - EMBEZZLER AT CO-OP.
30th October - DROPPED DEAD AT MINE.
31st October - GIRL ASSAULT.
Arthur Swainston, a miner aged 20, was charged with assaulting a girl of 13 at North Skelton on the 28th and was fined 20s and 13s costs.
2nd November - BLACKSMITHS.
7th November - POACHER.
20th November - PINCHED MONEY AND COAT.
Percy Moreland was charged with stealing a coat and 3 shillings and 3 halfpence, the property of Micheal Spence of North Skelton.
The prisoner had been ill and on tramp on the 25th of October and was given food and lodgings until the 15th November. When he left he took the items with him. Sentenced to 6 weeks imprisonment with hard labour.
4th December - EMBEZZLED THE CO-OP.
A young man, named James Mitchell was charged with assaulting an old man named George Beattie. The old chap said that he was crossing Mr Petch's field at North Skelton on his way to Park mine on the 18th, when he had some conversation with Mitchell about witness's children throwing stones.
Mitchell struck him violently on the head 3 times with a lamp that he was carrying. 2 witnesses corroborated. Mitchell had nothing to say and was fined 2s 6d and 18s 6d costs.