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littlelegs Report 28 Apr 2013 09:46

hi all
just wondering if anyone goes to nottingham library to do any research if so
would you be kind enough to look at something for me

nottingham evening post
19 dec 1921
lonely old mans plight

arthur selby 40 labourer 3 norton place remanded at the notts [something]
today a change of having obstucted rc west on saturday night

i would like to see what it was all about

thank you lorraine


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Apr 2013 10:06

There is a lady who does (or used to) go to the archives. Her name might be Wendy.

Did you get the extract from the BNA on GR?

Edit Ok - found the item. Do you want a transcipt or the image?


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 10:10

Hi Zombie

Here is the tag to the newpaper report:-

Nottingham Evening Post

Publication date:Monday 19 December 1921

Article text:"LONELY OLD MAN'S PLIGHT FOUND INJURED COAL-HOLE AT BASFORD. AFTER FIVE DAYS. . An old man named John Barnard, who has been living alone in a house at Hi°h-street, Old Baeford, was taken to the General Hospital today suffering from bruises. It is stated"

If you would like a copy of the newspaper send me your email address and I'll send it to you


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 10:12

Oops wrong report, I'll have another look :-(


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 10:15

There is two reports, here is the first:

OBSTRUCTION. Arthur Selby, 40. labourer, 3, Norton-place, Red J" remanded at the Nottingham to-day a charge of having obstructed r.c. West ray on Saturday night . **?°#* , at the prisoner refused send his son to Zeen-side police station for a par-
Nottingham Evening Post

East Midlands, England



DEFENCE. Arthur Selby, 3, Norton-place, Red Lionstreet, father«of two of the boys, was then charged with obstructing the police. was defended hy Mr. H. B- Clayton, and pleaded not guilty. P.c. Westray said that when he told Selby that of his sons was custody
Nottingham Evening Post

East Midlands, England


As above if you would like the articles send me your email address


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Apr 2013 10:18

Or was it this one?

The Nottingham Evening Post, Monday December 19, 1921

Nottm Labourers Alleged Police Obstruction

Arthur Selby 40, labourer, 3 Norton-place, Red Lion Street was remanded at the Nottingham Guildhall today on a charge of having obstructed P.c Westray on Saturday night.
The allegation was that the prisoner refused to send his son to Leen-side police-station for a particular purpose. He assumed a fighting attitude and appealed to the crowd

There is a much longer article about the sentencing - happy to send if relevant


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 10:28

Oh GR have added an attachment thingymygig in the pms since I was last here. I'll send them to you that way. :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Apr 2013 10:33

You might have to print out and re-scan. When ever I've tried to save the page to my computer, all I get is the link.

TootyFruity - are you going to send both or shall we split the task?


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 10:35

I've sent bot DetEctTive :-D

Great to see you're still about :-D


+++DetEcTive+++ Report 28 Apr 2013 10:46

If you've sent them both, no problem.

Yes - still about. Little inclination to do the dreaded, thus too much time on my hands ;-)

DET - it's easier to type! :-D


littlelegs Report 28 Apr 2013 12:06

thank you so much
i have had the newspaper reports
thank you so much again
all the best


TootyFruity Report 28 Apr 2013 12:28

You're welcome Lorraine. :-D