Some history of the Duke William Inn at Old Hill in the County of Staffordshire
More information on the Duke William Inn at Old Hill to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to the Duke William Inn from another page. When building the site it is easier to place links as they crop up rather than go back later on. I realise this is frustrating if you were specifically looking for information on the Duke William Inn. There is information on Old Hill and Staffordshire dotted around the website - click here for a suitable starting place.
"George Hickman, miner, Old Hill, was charged with having been drunk and disorderly and assaulting Police-Constable Farnell
whilst in the execution of his duty on the 5th inst. Police-Constables Farnell and Wickstead gave evidence showing that on the above date they went to the Duke
William Inn, Old Hill, and found a row going on inside the house. Defendant was drunk and behaving in a very disorderly manner, and became very violent when the
officer interfered. Farnell was struck by him and otherwise assaulted. The officer also change a miner named Samuel Smart with assaulting him whilst in the
execution of his duty. The case having been proved, the Bench fined Hickman, for the assault 10s. and costs; and for being drunk and disorderly, 5s. and costs,
in default 28 days' imprisonment. Smart was fined 20s. and costs, or 28 days' imprisonment, he having been previously convicted."
"Drunk and Assaulting the Police"
County Express : April 12th 1879 Page 3