Brewster Sessions of 1913

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 sessions for the borough.

Huddersfield Borough Sessions

Amongst the decisions made by the magistrates was to refer the Staff of Life (Moldgreen), Dog Inn (Moldgreen) and Cherry Tree (Berry Brow) beerhouses to the Compensation Authority for closure.

Upper Agbrigg Division Sessions

The annual session was held at the Huddersfield County Police Court on 11 February and chaired by William Wrigley J.P. of Bent House, Meltham. The adjourned session was held a month later on 11 March.

The license of the Star Inn at Shelley was transferred from George W. Hallawell to Arthur Lodge.

With the exception of the following — which were all referred to the Compensation Authority on the grounds of redundancy — all of the licenses were renewed.

All four decisions were upheld at the meeting of the West Riding Compensation Authority held at Wakefield on 9 June 1913.


  • "More Sober Huddersfield" in Yorkshire Evening Post (11/Feb/1913)
  • "Huddersfield" in Leeds Mercury (12/Feb/1913)
  • "Yorkshire News in Brief" in Leeds Mercury" (12/Mar/1913)
  • "Extinguished Licenses" in Sheffield Daily Telegraph (10/Jun/1913)
  • "Weeding Out Public Houses" in Leeds Mercury (10/Jun/1913)