|NORFOLK PUBLIC HOUSES
In court Monday 30th September 1850, Welsh Harper of
Helhoughton, was charged by shrimp seller Mark Herrold, of assault without
provocation. On 9th September they were both in a public house at Helhoughton
and Harper had discovered a false bottom in Herrold's measure. Not liking to be
cheated, Mr. Harper had broken the measure and `wrung complainant's nose.' Upon
production of a circular piece of wood, Herrold admitted he had fitted it to the
measure. The case was dismissed.