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Food and Prices

November 1917

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 15 November 1917

Three butchers— Samuel Crump, Jump; Geo Woffenden. Wombwell; and Samuel Brammah. Darfield—were summoned at, the Barnsley West Riding Police Court, yesterday, for failing to exhibit a list of selling prices in accordance with the Order.

Brammah did not attend, and his case was adjourned.

The other defendants are stall holders in Wombwell Market. Woffenden was fined 30s. and Crump 20s

Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Thursday 22 November 1917

A number of cases of exceeding the maximum food prices were heard at Barnsley, yesterday.

John Charleswortb, milk dealer, Wombwell, Elizabeth Bedford, married, and Emily Hill, widow, were summoned for a breach of the Milk Prices Order at Wombwell, the former by selling and the two latter buying milk at 6 1/2 d per quart, when the local Food Control Committee had fixed the price 6d. per quart.

A police officer saw Charlesworth deliver milk at the houses  of Mrs. Bedford and Mrs. Hill, and the two latter said they had agreed pay per quart as from the 1st hist. The control price of milk rose to 6 1/2. per quart on the 5th inst.

The Chairman (Mr T Norton) said there had been a breach of the law, but not a serious one. The payment of ccosts would meet the case.