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Alcohol Problems in Victorian times

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This poster is taken from a collected volume from 1902 -1906. These were authorised by The Watch Committee of Birmingham under section 6(3) of the 1902 Licensing Act. The intention was to display these descriptions and portraits of people convicted as Habitual Drunkards in licensed premises, so that the licensee should not supply them with intoxicating liquor. This particular set were all sent to the Conservative Club in Vauxhall Road. The woman in this one, Rose Taylor, lived in William Street. It is interesting to note the severity of the punishment at this time - twenty-one days' hard labour.

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