Sunday, 11 December 2011

11th December 1811: Derby Magistrates impose a curfew

Derby Magistrates imposed a curfew on the Borough 6 days after the Nottinghamshire Magistrates had taken the same measures. The Derby Mercury carried some of the text of their proclamation:
“The Innkeepers and Publicans of the Borough of Derby, are required and strictly enjoined not to suffer any person or persons, to remain tippling or assembled together in their respective houses, after the hour of Ten o’clock at night. And they are further required to give notice to the Magistrates of all improper or suspicious persons who shall enter their several houses.”

As reported in the Derby Mercury of 12th December 1811.

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