Some history of the Albion Inn
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Licensees of this pub
1885 - Thomas Pryce Epps
Note : this is not a complete list of licensees for this pub.
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Related Newspaper Articles
"At the Worcester County Magistrates' Office, on Monday, before Mr. P. S. Williams, Edward Arthur Smith, a private in the Worcestershire
Militia, was charged with indecently assaulting Kate O'Callaghan. The complainant, who is 15 years of age, stated that she was a domestic servant at Norton Barracks.
On Tuesday, the 10th inst., she was returning home from Worcester to Norton, about nine o'clock at night, and was going by the Albion Inn, Bath Road, when
defendant came out of that house. She was on the opposite side of the road, and defendant walked by her. When they had gone about a quarter of a mile he said:
"Can you tell me the way to the Barracks?" Witness told him. He then asked her where she was going, and she told him. He said "We shall be nice company."
She told him she would rather go herself, but he said "Indeed, you won't," and walked with her to Barn's Hall. Twice he put his hand in her pocket and she
pushed it away. He then pushed her into the hedge, and she fell down. She got up and ran on the other side of the road; but prisoner continued to follow her. When she
got to a cottage she stopped for the purpose of getting rid of him, telling him she lived there. He said "No, you don't, you live at the Barracks." He pushed
her against the gate and assaulted her. She screamed and got away from him. He wished her goodnight, and went towards the Barracks, but she stopped by the gate. Then,
seeing him coming towards her again, she ran towards Worcester, and met three soldiers, and asked them to let her accompany them. They consented, and she walked to the
Barracks with them saying that prisoner had been trying to assault her. When she got to the Barracks she met Mr. Bridges, the schoolmaster, and told him what had happened.
Prisoner told her his name was Smith. She did not know him before that night. He was in uniform. Cross-examined by Mr. Tree, who appeared for prisoner, prosecutrix
said: "I did not speak to prisoner first, nor did I ask him if I could walk to the Barracks with him." One of the three soldiers said that complainant started
crying and seemed "put about," and walked with them to the Barracks. When witness got there he went to prisoner's room and said to him "You look like
getting six months for trying to assault a girl down the road." He said, "I never touched the girl." Cross-examined by Mr. Tree, witness said:
"When I made that statement to the prisoner I only knew what the girl had told me about the case." Charles Ranford, another soldier, said that when complainant
told them about prisoner trying to assault her, witness could hear someone running in the distance towards Norton. Lance Corporal Augustine said that he heard prisoner
the Barracks about 9.30 at night saying that he met a girl [using another term] on the road. He seemed very excited, but witness did not know whether he was
drunk or sober. Alfred Joseph Bridges, warrant officer and Army schoolmaster at the Barracks, said he gave the girl permission to go to Worcester, on her own account.
She was to return at nine o'clock but did not get to the Barracks till just before 10. Witness met her just inside the Barracks gate. Prosecutrix ran up to witness
in an agitated state; she was crying and said she had been molested on the road to the Barracks. Witness asked her if she was hurt, and she said "No." He
reported the matter to the Sergeant-Major, and next morning prisoner was placed under arrest When the Sergeant-Major charged him with assaulting the girl, he
replied, "I know nothing about it, as I had a fainting fit last night; but I hope you will look over it this time and give me a chance." P.C. Cooper
stationed at Whittington, said that when he read the warrant over to prisoner, he replied, "That's wrong; I never touched her." On the way to Worcester
he pointed to a cottage within a quarter of a mile of the barracks and said, "That's where I left her." The prisoner was committed to the Assizes, bail
being allowed, himself in £10. and one surety in a similar sum."
"Serious Charge Against a Worcester Militiaman"
Worcester Chronicle : January 21st 1899 Page 7