Saturday 11th April 1846

“William Filkins, carman at Eccleston Wharf, oversleeping himself and lying in bed after 7 o’clock when he ought to been in Marylebone shooting coals, was fetched by the coalheavers in a wheelbarrow tied down and wheeled to Wharf accompanied by the wharfingers, who with dung forks and lanterns formed his bodyguard, the whole presenting a singular scene, and for which procession he had to pay one gallon beer. James Robinson reinstated in his situation as lighterman on promise of better behaviour.”

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