Victorian traffic offences

 

 

26th August 1843 Hit and run

Francis Stocker was knocked down and killed by two market gardeners in their cart. The inquest was held at the Rose and Crown in Eaton Socon. The two men were arrested and sent to Huntingdon Gaol.

 

 

22nd May 1847 Drink driving

Mrs Cullup was knocked down and killed by a pig farmer named Hide who was drunk when driving his horse and cart to St Neots Fair.

 

 

15th January 1859 Without due care and attention

Thomas Berry was fined 3 shillings for riding a wagon with three horses through Eaton Socon without reins.

 

 

24th August 1872 Furious cycle riding

Thomas Savage and Joseph Charles of Great Staughton were charged with doing bodily harm to James Smith, a paper maker from St Neots, by riding their bicycles fast through Eynesbury. However, the magistrate decided that the evidence was not strong enough for a case and the defendants were discharged.