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 1850 sessions.
On the bench:
There were 24 applications for new licences and 8 of those were granted. Of the 24, 2 applications were withdrawn before the session and the remaining 22 were:
|Joseph Hepworth||Salford, Almondbury||Y|
|George Lodge||Newsome||likely the Albion Inn||N|
|J. Cock||Crimble, Golcar||N|
|Owen Moran||Upperhead Row, Huddersfield||Y|
|W. Hirst||St. Peter's Street, Huddersfield||Y|
|Abel Hanson||Folly Hall||N|
|W. Payne||King Street, Huddersfield||N|
|John North||Victoria Street, Huddersfield||N|
|H. Hopkinson||Manchester Street, Huddersfield||N|
|John Aspinall||Bell Vue Gardens, Sheepridge||Y|
|Benjamin Beaumont||Market Street, Huddersfield||Y|
|William Padmore||Huddersfield Railway Station Refreshment Rooms||Y|
John Brierley was "severely reprimanded for allowing prize-fighting in his house".
The licences of William Gill (Royal George Inn on Westagte) and Henry Lockwood (of Kirkburton) were suspended.
Cautions were issued to:
At the adjourned sessions, the appeal of William Gill (Royal George Inn on Westagte) was heard and "on condition that more care would be [taken?] in future", the license was renewed.
During the following 12 months, the following transfers of licences were reported:
|07/Jul/1851||Woodman Inn, Bradley||William Gibson||Mrs. Gibson (his widow)|
|08/Aug/1851||Leeds Tavern||Joseph Starkey||Isaac Jagger|
|08/Aug/1851||Oak, Paddock||Charles Crossley||Henry Eastwood|
|08/Aug/1851||Traveller's Inn, Longroyd||Mary Lister||Thomas Farrington|