Government employee drunk

Hertfordshire Mercury, 15th May 1915

Transcript

At Ware Petty Sessions William Barnard, of Waltham Abbey, was summoned for being drunk in charge of a pony and trap on May 10 at Ware.  P.C. Hair said he saw a pony with a trap attached wandering about Viaduct Road.  He went up to it, and found the defendant helplessly drunk. The witness had to bring the defendant to the Police Station.  The defendant said that he worked at the Royal Gunpowder Factory.  The Chairman said the defendant got drunk when he ought to be of use to his country making ammunition, which was wanted.  He was one of those men who brought discredit upon the working men by getting drunk.  He would be fined 9 shillings.

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