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A Disgraceful Carousal at Quorn 1897

Loughborough Herald - 7th January 1897
Petty Sessions

Wednesday - Before Ald. W A Cartwright, the Mayor (Ald. Coltman), and W J Harriman, Esq.

Sarah Ann Dalby, widow, and Edward Dalby, labourer, mother and son, of Quorn, were charged with having been drunk and disorderly at that place on Sunday 27th ult. PC Grant stated that about one o'clock, just as the people were coming out of church, the male defendant created a disturbance on the church walk. While witness was persuading him to go home, defendant took off his belt, and his mother, who was drunk, came up and interfered. Arthur James Russell corroborated, and defendants were each fined 1 or 14 days hard labour.

William Dalby, painter, and Charles Dalby, labourer, two more sons of the female defendant in the last case, were then charged with being drunk and disorderly on the same day. Charles Gamble, newsagent, said the defendants came out into their backyard drunk, and quarrelled, the defendants in the last case also participating in the row, which lasted two hours and eventually the parties got on the footpath. They were all very drunk and used bad language. Other witnesses were called and the defendants were fined 1 each. PC Grant stated casually that the defendants had sat up all night drinking elderberry wine.

 Submitted on: 2009-07-17
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 223
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