Mexborough and Swinton Times March 30, 1928
Wombwell Man For Trial
Picture House Incidents.
Incidents alleged to have taken place in a Wombwell Picture Palace led to Ernest Bakewell, miner, Wombwell, being charged at Barnsley on Friday with indecent assault.
Supt. Blacker described the assault as “most dastardly.”
Ada Keen, aged 23 of 3, Hope Street, Low-Valley this said that on Saturday, March 3, with two companion, Elizabeth Hardcastle and Violet James, she went to the second house performance at a local picture theatre.
Immediately the lights were lowered she began to be annoyed by the behaviour of the defendant. Despite the fact that she stuck a pin into him, hit him on the back of the head, and finally got up and slapped him across the face, the incidents continued at intervals throughout the performance. At the end she complained to the attendant, and defendant was taken into the manager’s office.
Defendant was committed for trial at the next Assizes.