Friday, 18 March 2016

Salvationist in Court for Lighting Offence

Salvation Army group at Ampthill, 1906 [Z1306/1/35/1]

Saturday 18th March 1916: A Salvation Army officer from Cheddington has appeared in court and pleaded guilty to allowing lights to shine from the windows of the Salvation Army Barracks at Eaton Bray on 4th March. Police Constable Storr noticed a bright light at 9.25 p.m., entered the building and found three lamps alight. Wesley Kitto expressed his regret at the offence, explaining that there had been boards against the windows, but that evening one had been removed to make an improvised table for a tea party. He was fined 10 shillings and 6 pence, including costs.

Source: Leighton Buzzard Observer, 21st March 1916

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