Owners as Copartners trading under the style of "Drabble and Elliott"
The Claimants carry on their said business at Griffes near Stannington aforesaid and convey all their Goods to Sheffield by means of Horses and Carts and are ordinarily able to make two Journies to Sheffield with the same Horses and Carts in one day. In consequence of the destruction of the Carriage Bridge at Malin Bridge by the Sheffield Inundation the Claimants were com~pelled during ten weeks after the 11th March 1864 to carry all their produce and Goods into Sheffield by way of Walkley Bank which is a longer distance and much heavier road. The Claimants ~ required and had to use during such ten weeks three Horses to every Carriage instead of two as theretofore and were only able to make one Journey to Sheffield in one day ~ instead of two Journies as theretofore. The Claimants had therefore to have extra ~ Horses and Assistance in their said ~ Business and during such ten weeks they thereby incurred Costs and expenses which they seek to recover against the Sheffield Water Works Company ~ Amounting together to