Petty sessions – Friday
Before Sir Robert Romer, G.C.B., (in the chair), Baron Dimsdale; H Shephard-Cross,Esq; C.J.Longman, Esq; and E Pigg, Esq.
This being the annual licensing meeting, Supt Duke presented his report for the past year, which showed that there were 44 fully-licensed houses in the division, 12 beer “on” and three beer ‘”off” licences, and two wine and spirit licences.
There had been no complaints against the licensed holders excepting in one case, where the landlord had been convicted of being drunk on his own premises and the house had since been transferred to another tenant.
Eighteen people had been charged with drunkenness and fifteen convicted, an increase of six on the previous year; five of the people charged were strangers.
All the licences were renewed, excepting that of the Carpenter’s Arms, High Street, Buntingford, belonging to Messrs Fordham & Co., and tenanted by Henry Bright, and it was referred to the Licensing Committee as a house not required for the needs of the neighbourhood.