Strong willed !

Hertfordshire Mercury, 12th September 1914


On the Tuesday morning in Hertford, at the Town Hall, Nellie Brown, alias Sissie Simpkins, of no fixed abode, was charged with being drunk and disorderly, in The Wash, on the 7th of September.  She pleaded guilty.

Police Sergeant Palmer said that at 6.20 p.m. he had been called to the Woolpack Inn to eject the defendant.  When outside, she was very disorderly, and her boots had to be taken off because she was so violent.  He had had complaints about her conduct previously that same day.  She had been requested to leave the town, but she had refused.

Superintendent Pear said that the defendant had followed some of the troops, and had even intercepted some of the men whilst they had been at drill, and she had had to be forced away.

The defendant was fined 15 shillings or, in default, 14 days.  The Bench refused her request for time to pay.

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