This Week in 1935: 16-22 June

16-22 June:

Disappearance of a Van-Load of Whisky – a van containing whisky worth £320 disappeared from outside a coffee-house in Rossmore Road, London, while the carman was having breakfast. The van was later found abandoned and the whisky missing. Two men were arrested, William Hicks and David Waiman. They pleaded guilty to feloniously receiving 165 pint bottles, 261 half-pint bottles, 12 decanters, and 45 cases of whisky. Both men were sentenced to time in prison with hard labour.

In the same week a Temperance Fete was held at the Crystal Palace. During the day there were solo and choral contests and a concert was given by junior choirs in the afternoon. A pageant entitled “Flowers and Temperance,” followed and during this the Temperance Queen, a Miss Mona Lena Hipwell of West Croydon, was crowned.


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