The reverend gentleman pays the price for dangerous cycling !

Hertfordshire Mercury, 16th February 1918

Transcript

At Much Hadham Petty Sessions, the Reverend J.I. Davies, of Little Hadham, was summoned for riding a bicycle without having a front white light and a rear red light.

Police Constable Gooch said that on January 24th, at 9.20pm, he was on duty near the Halfway House, Little Hadham, when he saw the defendant coming towards him with no lights to his bicycle.  He called on the defendant to stop, but he had refused and had ridden on.

The witness, in answer to the defendant, said that at 6.30pm on the same evening he had seen him going to Bishop’s Stortford when both lamps were lighted.  The defendant admitted the offence and said that owing to the roughness of the roads that had been caused by the floods, the lamps had been jerked and had gone out.

A fine of 2s 6d was imposed.

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