Grub up !

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Hertfordshire Mercury, 16th February 1918

At the Cheshunt Food Control Committee, the Executive Officer reported that, on 21st January, he had received a letter from the Chief Assistant Food Commissioner stating that he (the CAFC) had received information that a large amount of food was being stored at The Grange, Crossbrook Street, Waltham Cross, the residence of Mrs Fannie Boyd, and also empowering Mr Sykes to search the place.  He (Mr Sykes) searched the house on the 26th of January, in company with a police officer, and they discovered , among other food supplies, 50lbs of white flour, 20lbs of tea, 30lbs of sugar, and 13lbs of biscuits.

The Committee, after discussing the matter fully, decided to prosecute Mrs Boyd for hoarding tea and sugar.

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