Dangerous driving in Five Oaks - January 1914

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

This is the latest in our daily news reports taken from the West Sussex County Times of 1914 in the build-up to the start of the First World War.

Today we discover was constituted dangerous driving 100 years ago.

“Owen Williams, of Bignor, Rudgwick, pleaded guilty to two summonses, the first charging him with with driving a waggon and two horses without a light, on Dec 20th; and the second with keeping on his offside.

“George Frederick Seymour, of 58 East Street [Horsham] said that the horses and waggon came along at a gallop at Five Oaks without a light on the wrong side.

“Alfred Gravett, of Billingshurst, said one horse was trotting and the other galloping. Defendant had to pay 10s in all.”

As part of our First World War centenary coverage we want to hear from you. If you live in the Horsham district and had a relative who fought in the war, tell us about them. It doesn’t matter if the relative lived outside the area.

Email details of your relative to us at steve.payne@jpress.co.uk