Drink and the Lancashire Press p138

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The UK Alliance, the organisation set up to campaign for legal restrictions on drink, presented this digest of Lancashire press reports where drink was involved, for the last six months of 1929. It gives some fascinating insights into behaviour, and attitudes to this, in the late nineteen twenties.

3. Seven charges of assault against members of Blackbrook Working Men’s Club, Haydock.
4. Quarrel and assault in British Legion Club.


1. F.M. (54), convicted of embezzlement of Club funds.
2. H.W., charged with allowing child to be in drinking bar of licensed premises during opening hours : child in kitchen room where twenty-three persons were drinking. Dismissed.
3. E.W.W., charged with supplying drink the same not having been paid for at the time. Fined £2. Clerk asked to note in Register that the Licensing Bench be asked to ignore this offence when renewal was applied for.
4. J.W., charged with allowing servant to sell intoxicating liquor to be consumed on premises by person under 18 years of age. Charge against licensee and servant dismissed. Elder sister of the person under 18 fined for obtaining.
5. T.D. and Son, summoned for using licensed house for the purposes of betting and carrying on the business of bookmaker without certificate. Adjourned.
6. W.D., charged with allowing two children on licensed premises : cold night : parents thought it all right if the children with them. Case dismissed with costs.
7. R.D., charged with using licensed premises for the purpose of betting on horse racing. Fined.
8. Licensee fined that he did “unlawfully suffer lottery with brass checks to be carried on.
9. P.B. fined for permitting drunkenness.
10. W.J.N. fined for permitting drunkenness.

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