Leeds Mercury - Tuesday 14 December 1920 - offence against miners wife at 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.

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The Junction Inn, Watergate, 1960s


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.

Founded: 1718
Last issue: November 25, 1939