A Cavers boy stealing soap in South Shields, County Durham, England

I’ve newly subscribed to the British Newspaper Archive and have been trying some more Cavers searches. Here’s one thing I just found:

Shields Daily Gazette – Wednesday 30 November 1881
SOUTH SHIELDS POLICE COURT
THEFT OF SOAP
William Armstrong, John Lloyd, and John Cavers, each 12 years of age, were charged with having stolen a box containing twelve squares of soap, from the shop of Messrs Roberts and Co, grocers, King Street. Armstrong and Lloyd were each fined 2s 6d without costs, and Cavers was ordered to be sent to the Wellesley Training Ship until he is 16 years of age.

Also apologies for the delay with the planned in-depth post about early Canadian Cavers families. I’ve been undergoing gruelling chemotherapy treatments over past months, since early May, which on top of my severely disabling MS-like disease means a lot of plans have had to be put on hold.

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