November 10, 1900

BEN Jones, labourer, and Arthur Williams, blacksmith, both of Hopwood, Alvechurch, were charged with being drunk in the Birmingham Road on October 28.

The case was proved by Pc Haines who stated that the defendant Williams gave a wrong name and address.

The defendants denied they were drunk and were each fined 5s and 5s 6d costs.

Jones asked for time, which was refused, Supt Jeffrey remarking the Jones family had plenty of money having spent about £200 in magistrates courts. The money was afterwards paid.