Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy


Edwardian ‘ASBOs’: ‘Dick the Devil’ and ‘Eliza, the prostitute woodchopper’, the shamed drunks from 100 years ago

Angry, bewildered and shame-faced these Edwardian drunks stare into the lens of the police camera.

They were ‘habitual drunkards’ whose offences included being caught while in charge of a horse, carriage and even a steam engine.

Issued a century ago, the drunks were given the equivalent of modern-day Asbos in that they were banned from being served in pubs because of their past behaviour. for more click here

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