Labour in Vain, King Street, Huddersfield

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  • location: King Street, Huddersfield
  • category: public house, beerhouse, inn, etc.

A beerhouse that was in existence by 1851 when John North (born c.1816) was named as the landlord.[1] By 1861, North had moved to become the landlord of the Woodland House Inn at Linthwaite.


  • 05/Jul/1851 — landlord John North fined on July 5 1851 for "suffering drunkenness and disorderly conduct in his house" on 30 June[2]
  • 31/Dec/1853 — John North fined 9s. for "permitting domino playing"[3]
  • 04/Jul/1854 — John North fined 6s. for "allowing his dog to run loose and unmuzzled"[4]
  • 23/Jun/1855 — John North fined 9s. for "keeping his house open beyond the hour prescribed by law" on 20 June[5]


The exact location of the beerhouse is uncertain, but it was described as being at the "bottom of King Street".

Notes and References

  1. "Match of Quoits for £25" in Huddersfield Chronicle (07/Jun/1851).
  2. "Huddersfield Police Court" in Huddersfield Chronicle (12/Jul/1851).
  3. "Domino Playing in Beerhouses" in Huddersfield & Holmfirth Examiner (07/Jan/1854).
  4. "Huddersfield Police Court" in Huddersfield Chronicle (08/Jul/1854).
  5. "Police Report" in Huddersfield & Holmfirth Examiner (26/Jun/1855).