Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Objectionable Words

Terraced houses in Luton, 1911 [Z1306/75/17/47]

Wednesday 16th September 1914, Luton: A woman living in Ash Road, Luton was summoned to the Borough Court today. Mrs Fellows was supposed to have “used words contrary to the by-laws” in making certain statements about the soldiers billeted at Mrs Margaret Johnson’s house. When Mrs Fellows was spoken to about the matter she was said to have used objectionable words about Mrs Johnson. Mrs Fellows denied saying these words, but did admit she had spoken to a neighbour about the way Mrs Johnson and her daughter behaved towards the soldiers. The magistrates said that if Mrs Fellows had any complaint to make, she should make it to the military authorities. The case was dismissed and Mrs Johnson had to pay costs.

Source: Luton News 17/9/1914

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