Kicking the Cherry Tree - drunkenness - petty sessions

Hertfordshire Mercury, 19th January 1907

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Herbert Tomlin, of Priory Street, Ware , pleaded not guilty of being drunk on November 26th. P.C. Simpson stated that at 11.20 p.m. on November 26th he was on Ware Toll Bridge when he received a complaint that defendant was drunk in Cherry Tree Yard. On going there he found the defendant drunk, kicking at the Cherry Tree public house door, and attempting to gain admission. He advised him to go and get lodgings elsewhere, as the landlord refused to take him in. Defendant did as he was asked. Defendant admitted he had had a lot to drink, and was fined 5 shillings and 6s 6d. costs.

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