100 Years Ago

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lRoadworks costing £1,200 were to be carried out “from Wharf Road along St Peter’s Hill and High Street to Guildhall Street and from Bridge End Road nearly to Station Road”.

lBasket maker James Ainger of Broad Street was charged with being drunk and disorderly. When told it was a pity he spent his money in such a way, Ainger retorted: “You have to spend your money on something. If you kept your money to yourself there would be no work done!”

lSix boys aged between nine and 15 were charged after throwing stones at a policeman.