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 1857 sessions held on 20 August and 29 September 1857.
On the bench:
Armitage started by noting the increase in convictions during the year and warned that serious penalties would be inflicted on any licencees convicted of supplying alcohol to police officers who were on duty.
The renewal applications were granted with the exception of the following which were held over to the adjourned session:
A total of six applications for new licences were submitted, but all were refused by the magistrates.
|Richard Palmer||Red House Junction, Dalton||N|
|Thomas Henry Mitchell||Ellen Tree Nook||N|
|Samuel McMillan||Shore, Huddersfield||N|
|Jabez Moore||Lane Ends, Lindley||N|
|George Beighton||Market Place, Marsden||formerly the Red Lion Inn||N|
|John Hirst||Lane End, Holmfirth||Druids' Hall||N|
The application for a bagatelle licence by Henry Radcliffe of the Smiths' Arms, Bradford Road, was also refused.
At the adjourned session, the following decisions were made: