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Sunday gambling

Loughborough Monitor - December 6th 1900

Luke Lester, butcher, Herbert Sharp, factory hand, John Corah, Herbert Squires, Frederick Sharp, and Sidney Rue, labourers, all of Quorn, were charged with gaming with cards, at that place, on the 25th ult.

Herbt. Sharp was the only one that appeared, and he pleaded not guilty.

PC Adcock stated that at 3.20 on the Sunday afternoon in question, in company with PC Potter, he was on duty on the footpath from Quorn to Woodhouse, and came across the defendants, who were playing at cards. They had a bucket turned upside down in the centre of them, and were playing banker. A man called Needham was supposed to be watching. He saw the defendants put money on the cards, and two games were played. He then got up, and said, "Who's winning?" Some of them ran away, but Herbert Sharp denied that he had been playing.

PC Potter corroborated. Defendant strongly denied that he was taking part, but the Bench convicted. Squires and Rue, who had been convicted before, were fined 15s each. Lister, Corah, and Fredk. Sharp 12s 6d each; and Herbt. Sharp 7s 6d.

   
 Submitted on: 2009-07-30
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 438
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