At Much Hadham Petty Sessions on Saturday, Fred Courtnay, meat salesman, of Furneux Pelham, was summoned for keeping a dog without a licence. PC Bouter stated that on October 13 he visited the premises of the defendant and saw three dogs all over the age of six months.
He asked the defendant’s wife to produce the licences and she said her husband, who had gone to London, had them in his pockets. On the 21st October he again visited the house and only two licences were produced. He saw the defendant on October 24, and he produced a new licence that had been granted the previous day. The dog had been in his possession for several months. A fine of 5 shillings was imposed.
Mr F.B. Debenham, of Cheshunt Park, who has land at Upwick Hall, Albury, was granted exemption from licence duty in respect of one dog.