Leeds Mercury - Tuesday 14 December 1920 - offence against miners wife at methley
JUNCTION INN, WATERGATE, METHLEY
Frederick Walter Benson, aged thirty seven, licensee of the Junction Inn, Methley, was convicted, at the Leeds Assizes yesterday, of a serious offence against Edith Lloyd, a Methley miners wife.
Sentence of eighteen months’ imprisonment was passed.
The Leeds Mercury was established by John Hirst in 1718 as a weekly newspaper in the rapidly growing West Yorkshire woollen textile town. The Mercury was one of the foremost provincial newspapers, publishing articles by many distinguished writers and gaining a reputation as a leading reporter of Liberal politics.
Last issue: November 25, 1939