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Victorian Bournemouth (132)
3rd Period

Victorian Bournemouth (132): brewster courts (1870s)

Spirited opposition Introduction Victorian Bournemouth (132) analyses attitudes towards increasing the resort’s licensed establishments during the 1870s. Before 1869, a trader might obtain a licence to sell alcohol by paying a fee to the local excise officer. Thereafter, magistrates, sitting in session, controlled the supply of such licences. Their annual ‘brewster courts’ provided good copy […]