Honley Feast (1855)

The 1855 Honley Feast took place between Sunday 23 September and Wednesday 26 September.

A group of drunken men were returning towards Lockwood from the feast on the evening of 25 September when a fight broke out. William Booth was later arrested and charged with "pushing down and brutally kicking" the head and face of an old man named George Hirst, of Yew Green, Lockwood. Booth was fined £5.[1]

Notes and References

  1. "Assault" in Leeds Times (13/Oct/1855).