Applications from Rushden and Irthlingborough
The Licensing Sessions for the Wellingborough Division were held on Monday. The Justices were Mr. N. P. Sharman (in the chair), Dr. Crew, the Rev. T. Richards, Mr. E. B. Randall, Mr. W. H. Wilkins, Mr. Owen Parker, Mr. E. Sharman, Mr. Fred Knight, Mr. J. Page, and Mr. H. M. Stockdale, jun. Those present included the Revs. R. Shorten, W. F. Harris, R. B. Woodward (Rushden), and D. Pughe (Irthlingborough).
The Chairman said that there were a few of the old licences which the Bench would not renew that day. Those licences were held by: Messrs. Ette (Rushden), Brown (Bozeat), Barwick (Finedon), and Britten (Doddington). There had been convictions against all those, and the Bench would hold those licences over to the adjourned sitting.
The Bench also referred to the condition of the “Compass” at Rushden, they having had a report that the premises were in very bad order and under those circumstances they would not renew the licence of the house that day.
Mr. Parker: The premises shall be put into thorough repair.
Application From Rushden
Mr. Ryland Adkins applied on behalf of Albert Samuel Page, Cromwell-road, Rushden, for a provisional licence for a full licence for a house to which an outdoor beer licence is now attached.
Mr. Jacobs opposed on behalf of the Rushden Temperance Society and Free Church Council.
Mr. Adkins said there was only one fully-licenced house within a third of a mile of the applicant’s house. Indeed, there was no fully-licenced house and only two off licences in this large and rapidly-growing district of Rushden east of the High-street.
A petition signed by 326 persons was put in support of the application.
The application was refused.
Applications From Irthlingborough
The application of Frederick John Hazeldine for a six days’ outdoor beer licence for a house at the corner of Manton-street and Victoria-street, Irthlingborough, was granted. Mr. Darnell was for the applicant, and Mr. Jacobs opposed.
The application of Frank Waddington for a similar licence in the same neighbourhood at Irthlingborough was withdrawn.