Quorn historical image   Quorn Village On-line Museum   Quorn historical image

Thursday 15th November 2018  

Museum Home
About our museum
Artefacts by Number
Quorn's location
The name change
Village publications
Information sources
Museum Award
Contact us
Copyright

A sacrilegious act

Loughborough Monitor - 12th April 1900

Agnes Thompson (13), factory hand, Quorn, was summoned for stealing violets, value 4d, the property of Elizabeth Sanders, widow, of Quorn, on March 21. Mr T J Webb, who appeared to prosecute, said the flowers were abstracted from a wreath deposited on the grave of the late Mr Sanders. It was not a case in which the prosecution felt the slightest vindictiveness, but this practice of damaging wreaths should be stopped.

If the girl admitted the offence, and expressed regret, the prosecution would ask leave to withdraw. Defendant pleaded guilty, and promised not to repeat the offence. An admonition was administered by the Chairman, and the girl was warned as to the result of a repetition of the sacrilegious act. She was advised to convey the warning to her young friends, and the case was then dismissed on defendant paying costs.

   
 Submitted on: 2009-07-30
 Submitted by: Kathryn Paterson
 Artefact ID: 440
 Print: View artefact in printer-friendly page

   Quorn Village On-line Museum
 copyright notice
 search tips
 view latest news
 view latest news
 view latest news
 what's new What's New
See what items have been added recently.
 can you contribute? Can you Contribute?
We need historical material relating to Quorn village.
 filling in the gaps Filling in the gaps
Help us with names, places, locations and years.

 artefact counter

Artefact Counter
How many artefacts does this online museum contain?

 leave a comment

Seeking Information
Post your information request onto our notebook.

 make a donation

Make a donation
Help to secure more museum artefacts and this site's future.

 see our Facebook page
 login / register