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Drinking after hours at the Caerau

Source: Cambrian News 26/09/1873       Date: 1873
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Illegal Hours.-P.C. David Davies charged Da-id Evans, Caerau, in the parish of Cellan, with keeping his house open for the sale of intoxicating liquors during prohibited hours, on Sunday, September 7t. Witness deposed to having visited the house in question at 4-20 p.m. on the 7th of September, and seen eight persons. There were four pints and three glasses, and drink in two of them. The parties that were in all gave their names, except one, who said he was a traveller, and refused to give his name. There was one of them named Henry Marsden, a lodger in the house, and another, named David Davies, said that he was a lodger. -Mr Atwood, who appeared for the defendant, called Henry Marsden, who deposed that he was a lodger occasionally at Caerau. On the Sunday afternoon in question he was in the kitchen, and saw no beer supplied except a pint to the traveller and a glass to him- self. -Mr Atwood urged the Bench to dismiss the summons, as the people found in the house were merely there taking rest. However, the Bench were of a different opinion, and fined the defendant in the mitigated sum of £1, and costs. -The same officer charged Thomas Owen, Thomas Evans, Evan Thomas, W. Bode, W. Rees, and Daviu Davies, with being at the house at illegal hours. The last named said that he was a lodger there some times, though he lived only 150 yards from Caerau. Owens, Evans, and Broad admitted being in the house. Evan Thomas could not attend on account of the illness of his father, who lives a long way off.-In reply to the Bench, David Davies said that he lodged at Caerau sometimes, in consequence of not liking to disturb his wife. they were all fined in the sum of 2s 6d., and costs.
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