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Trade round the back

Source: Carmarthen Journal 13/9/1889       Date: 1889
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The Bench having visited the Plasterer's Arms, and inspected,the window and door complained of by the police, they intimated their dissatisfaction with their present state. P.S.Evan Davies and P.C. Lewis Davies gave evidence in support of the complaint. P.S. Davies said that about two months ago on a Sunday as he was watching the Plasterer's Arms, he saw Mr Johns looking out of the stable door, and disappearing. He then entered the stable, and saw there the servant and a master mariner who smelled strongly of beer. The police had their suspicion that Sunday traffic was carried on by means of the window connecting the stable and the house, but had no proof. P.C. L. Davies said that on Sunday, April 28th last, while he was on duty between 4.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m., he saw three men besides Mr Johns' workmen entering the stables. During that time he watched one of them going in and out three times. On another occasion he saw a man enter the house, and when he attempted to catch him, he bolted into an adjoining house bolting the door after him. He could not see anyone drinking, because the door was closed after everyone. -Mr Johns, in defence, said that the window was placed there to lighten the cellar, and could not be opened. The licence was renewed on condition that that window be either closed or glazed with obscure glass, and access to the stables be provided for the police.
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Plasterers Arms , 41 Mwldan, Cardigan