Hertfordshire Mercury, 11th January 1913
Thomas Aldridge, labourer, of Crane Mead, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly, at Ware, on December 21st.
PS Boarder stated that at about 11.00 p.m. he was on duty at the Toll Bridge when he saw the defendant in the company of 2 or 3 other men who were trying to get him home, but he refused to go.
The defendant said “Yes, when you started shoving me about.”
The witness added that he followed the defendant along Viaduct Road, when he used bad language and fell down in the road.
He was fined 5 shillings with 6 shillings and 6 pence costs.