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Drunk, imprisoned, drunk again

Digest of stories from the Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph: September 7th, 1918.

In last week's issue of the Saturday Telegraph we reported that Marie Edwards, 42, hawker, of no fixed abode, was sent to prison for a week on a charge of being drunk and incapable in Luton as the result of drinking methylated spirits.

She came out of prison on Thursday morning, returned to Luton, and at once obtained a supply of the spirit. The sequel was her appearance at the Court yesterday on a charge of bring drunk and incapable in Ash Road.

Luton Town recruiting for new season

Digest of stories from the Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph: August 31st, 1918.

Although the majority of last season's players are still in the district, there are likely to be one or two positions open in the Luton Town team for aspiring recruits, and the ground will be open for training on Wednesday evening, September 4th, when the Secretary will welcome any experienced players who may have come to reside in the neighbourhood, either military or civilian.

Luton Labour Party gets organised

Digest of stories from the Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph: August 24th, 1918.

The organisation of the Labour Party was carried a stage further at a meeting held on Thursday in the Co-operative Hall, Hastings Street. Mr Willet Ball, the prospective candidate, was in the chair.

The business of the meeting – which was fairly well attended – was the formation of ward associations in the town for electoral purposes.

Military funeral at Church Cemetery

Digest of stories from The Luton News: Thursday, August 22nd, 1918.

The death occurred on Tuesday, August 13th, at the Royal Military Hospital, Devonport, of Pte Albert Allen (Army Ordnance Corps), whose home was at 185 North Street, Luton. Pte Allen was the eldest son of Mr Frederick Allen, hat manufacturer, 83 Wenlock Street, and before joining the Forces was employed in his father's business.

Son killed in aeroplane crash

Digest of stories from the Beds & Herts Saturday Telegraph: August 17th, 1918.

Widespread sympathy will be extended to Mr and Mrs Christopher Cunningham, of Gateside, Cardiff Road, in the distressing news which reached them this morning that their youngest son, Ronald, had met his death at an aerodrome in Norfolk.

Tramway crews strike again

Digest of stories from The Luton News: Thursday, August 8th, 1918.

Tram depot 1908

There was another tramway strike in Luton on Sunday, but many people in the town were unaware of it. The strike was not of long duration, for the tramway management met the employees, and by 11.30 on the morning of Bank Holiday the system, was again in full going order.

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