Some history on Netherton in the county of Worcestershire
More information on Netherton to follow. I probably created the page as I had a link to Netherton 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 detailed information on Netherton.
"Francis Norton, ironworker, of Netherton, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Netherton, on the 12th inst. P.C. Hughes proved the
offence. Defendant stated that he had been a teetotaller for three weeks previous to this offence, but on going to the wake at Old Hill he was persuaded by his companions
to drink. He was very sorry for it. The Bench adjourned the case for three months to put the defendant on his good behaviour. Joseph Cook, hawker, of Netherton, was
summoned for being drunk and disorderly in High Street, Netherton, on the 13th inst. P.C. Clarke proved the case, and the defendant, against whom was recorded a previous
conviction, was fined 5s. and costs, or 14 days. William Jackson alias "Daisy" was summoned for being found drunk in Oakeywell Street. A long list of convictions
were recorded against him, but the last dated as far back as July last year. Defendant pleaded that he was affected with the bronchitis and was unable to follow up his
employment. He went about the town doing odd work, for which, sometimes, ale was given to him. The ale that made him drunk on that occasion was given to him for work he
had done. Defendant promised not to offend again and the case was adjourned for three months to put him on his good behaviour. Mary Clabby, an old offender, of the Belper,
was summoned for being drunk on the 9th of July last, in Wolverhampton Street, Dudley. This case had previously been heard and had been adjourned to put the defendant on
her good behaviour. The defendant, who had thirty convictions against her, was at the present time in gaol, and the Bench for this offence imposed a fine of 5s. and
costs; in default 14 days' imprisonment."
Dudley and District News : September 22nd 1883 Page 5