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By Nicola Gauld

On This Day, 10 January 1918

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Birmingham Mail

Thursday 10 January 1918


The allotment holders of Burney Lane have suffered considerably through the depredations of mischievous boys, huts having been broken open and the contents either taken away or damaged. On November 1 Mr. G. Hubbard, an assistant master and allotment holder, saw four boys near the hut in the garden of Arthur Spears, and it was afterwards discovered that the lock on Spears’s hut had been broken, a hammer and new garden line taken away and a quantity garden seeds strewn about the ground. The boys, whose ages ranged from 8 to 11, were before the Birmingham Children’s Court to-day, and each fined 2s. 6d and ordered to pay 2s. 6d. damage. Mr. E. S. Short remarking that allotments were so necessary at the present time that they intended making people damaging them pay for it.


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