Horrible noises - chairman on a mission

Hertfordshire Mercury, 27th October 1906

Charles Randall, labourer, of Hunsdon, was fined £1 for using bad language at Widford on October 2nd. For a similar offence on October 10th, John Greenhill, Cherry Tree Yard, Ware, did not appear and a warrant was issued for his apprehension. The Chairman said the Court wished to call attention to the state of affairs in Amwell End. The most horrible language and noises were heard there frequently and the Bench was determined to inflict heavier punishments for the use of bad language.

At night ruffians who assembled there made horrible noises and were an annoyance to the residents. In some cases they entered onto private property and they had interrupted meetings at the Mission Hall. The Bench wished to call the attention of the Superintendent of the police to this matter, feeling sure he would give his attention to it. The ample by-laws of the County Council no longer made it difficult to prevent these offences. Supt Duke said he would report the matter to the Chief Constable and no doubt it would receive attention.

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