Annie makes a scene at the bar

From the Brighton Guardian, 25 March 1885

The Brighton Guardian of 25 March 1885 reported that Annie Payne, “a loose woman”, had made her fifth appearance in the police court, charged with being drunk and disorderly on Saturday night in Trafalgar Street. She was sentenced to 14 days with hard labour. Very imprudent throughout the hearing, she haughtily told the magistrates she could do the sentence “on her head”.


[Previously published in the North Laine Runner, No 74, July/August 1888 and reprinted in No 205, July/August 2010]

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