"I'm singing in the rain"

Hertfordshire Mercury, 29th August 1914

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At Ware Police Court, a man named Prior was charged with being drunk and using bad language.

Police Constable Clark said that he had been on duty in the High Street on the Saturday evening when he had been called to Wadesmill Road.

He had found the defendant there, using very bad language and stopping people.  It was from these people that the Constable had received complaints.

Superintendent Handley testified as to the prisoner being brought to the police station and then proceeding to both shout and sing until 2.30 a.m. the next morning whilst in his cell.  The defendant said that he had met with two soldiers and had been drinking with them.

The Bench found him guilty and sentenced him to 14 days’ hard labour.

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