Restriction on drinking

Hertfordshire Mercury, 7th August 1915


At Ware Petty Sessions a long letter was submitted by the Clerk from Deputy Chief Constable Wood relative to the Defence of the Realm Regulations, and enclosing a new order retricting the sale of intoxicants to the military.  The Bench were asked to make an order prohibiting the sale of intoxicants in licensed houses and registered clubs after 10 p.m. to civilians.  The Clerk pointed out that when the regulations came into force the Justices wrote to the publicans in the Ware district requesting them to close their houses at 10 p.m., and it was satisfactory to find that they cheerfully fell in with the wishes of the Bench.  The order should be made by the Bench, because where the houses had been closed voluntarily there might be a question of a rebate raised where houses were closed at 10 p.m. instead of 11 p.m..  The houses would be the same as at present.  The Bench made the order asked for.

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