Brewster Sessions of 1847

The Brewster Sessions were the "annual meetings of licensing justices to deal with the grant, renewal, and transfer of licences to sell intoxicating liquor".

The following report is based on newspaper coverage of the 1847 sessions.


The session took place at the Guildhall in front of J. Armitage, W.W. Battye, John Sutcliffe, J. Charlesworth and Joseph Brook.

The following licences were suspended:

There were a total of 23 new licence applications, out of which 7 were granted:

  • James Dyson (High Street, Huddersfield)
  • George Worth (Upperhead Row)
  • William Sugden (Fartown)
  • Edward Dodson (Fieldhouse, Lindley)
  • Martha Bray (Crosland Hill, Lockwood)
  • Thomas Lumb (Buckstones, Marsden)
  • Stephenson Floyd Cookson (near Town Hall, Holmfirth)


  • "Huddersfield: Brewster Sessions" in Bradford Observer (26/Aug/1847)
  • "Huddersfield: Brewster Sessions" in Leeds Times (28/Aug/1847)

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