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107 Years Ago - Crime

To give an impression of what life was like in Clophill 107 years ago sources from 1911 have been transcribed and interpreted.

PETTY SESSIONS Thursday, March 9th, 1911.

Before Mr. E. J. Jekyll (in the chair) Captain Hunter, Major Webster, Mr. Howard Spensley, and Mr. W. P. Gordon.


George Dunham, of Clophill, insurance agent, was summoned for using obscene language to the annoyance of certain persons a Clophill on February 10. - Mr. W. L. Jones appeared for defendant. - P.C. Teale gave evidence. For the defence it was stated that defendant was on his own premises, some distance from the highway, when he used the language, and Mr. Jones said he was in a position to prove that there were only two persons on the highway at that time, and neither of them heard any bad language. - The Bench dismissed the case."

Saturday, March 11th. 1911. Ampthill News