Edward Gledhill & the Dripping Case

In 1934, Edward Gledhill was charged with receiving 2 boxes of stolen dripping

The Halifax Evening [8th January 1934] reported

At the West Riding Quarter Sessions at Leeds, Edward Gledhill of the Town Hall Tavern pleaded not guilty to receiving 2 boxes of dripping, the property of John Marshall Sykes, Hill Crest Works, Brighouse.

The boxes – each about 56 lb in weight – had been sold to Gledhill by Robert Lund, Ernest Hemingway & Eric Rothery, three of Sykes's employees, Gledhill understanding that they were allowed one box free as perks of their job.

Gledhill was found Not Guilty


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