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A police journal of the 1840's 5
Beastly drunk 

  A 'drunken and fighting disorderly house'
The daily visits to public houses and beer shops as recorded in the Police Journal kept by a constable in the 1840's were not always to 'orderly' establishments, as illustrated by the entry shown here.
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Police journal extract

This extract, recorded in July 1844, reads as follows:
"I called by the Green Dragon Beer Shop kept by John Davis about half past 8 o'clock PM and found it a very drunken and fighting Disorderly House. John Davis the land Lord was Beastly drunk and disorderly."

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