Speeding in Horsham (25mph) - December 1914

World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district
World War I daily bulletin from the Horsham district

While war raged across the Channel some aspects of home life remained very familiar, although there was still an army link to this court case.

“William Sollars, of 3 Mount Street, Dorking, belonging to the Surrey Yeomanry, pleaded not guilty to a summons charging him with motoring to the danger of the public in Middle Street [Horsham] on November 8th.

“Mr J.E. Dell prosecuted on behalf of the police and said that defendant came round the Black Horse Corner at the rate of 20 or 25 miles an hour (two cyclists having to get out of the way).... Fined £1 inclusive.”