Friday, 29 July 2011

Drunk in Aberfeldy

This one tickled me a little earlier at Perth and Kinross Archives - a short note in the General Order Book for the Perthshire County Constabulary (POL1/2/2), written by Chief Constable George Gordon on Perth 3rd September 1866:

Upon examining Sergeant Allan why the woman Elizabeth McMillan or McKay was so long detained in the cells at Aberfeldy – two days – he stated that when he was sent for to the Breadalbane Hotel, the woman – a vagrant – was there drunk and incapable. She was lying in the Lobby and he had to get her conveyed to the Lockup in a wheelbarrow. This was about 2pm on Monday – and he relieved her at 10 o’clock am on Tuesday when sober on her promising to leave the village which she did.

No taxis in Aberfeldy then! :)


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