Nostalgia: Exmouth Sessions fines service man for carrying a gun!

PUBLISHED: 11:45 08 September 2017

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Picture: Journal Archives

Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944. Picture: Journal Archives

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From the War Journals: Making the news in the Exmouth Journal on this week in 1944.

Exmouth Journal, printed September 2, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-2. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth Journal, printed September 2, 1944. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-2. Picture: Journal Archives

Laughter broke out at Exmouth Petty Sessions as Sergt. Lionel Humphries of the Royal Marines, who was charged with carrying a rifle with no licence, was asked by the chairman: “whose gun was it?” The Defendant replied: “It belonged to the Home Guard.”

Sergt. Humphries, who pleaded guilty to the charge, received a “very lenient” fine of 5s.

Town Topics: Once More the King calls upon us to observe September 3rd as a Day of Prayer.

Town Topics. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-3. Picture: Journal ArchivesTown Topics. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-3. Picture: Journal Archives

Wanted: Assistant in School Canteen to help with school dinners; wages £65 per annum. Apply Headmaster.

Advert: Unanimous Report of the “Board”: Mitchell’s is still the BEST.

More: Each week we bring you clippings taken from the Journal, printed on this week in 1944. To see more from the War Journal archives, join our Facebook nostalgia group, Devon Memories.

Town Topics (contd.)Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-4. Picture: Journal ArchivesTown Topics (contd.)Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-4. Picture: Journal Archives

Advert: Still the best. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-5. Picture: Journal ArchivesAdvert: Still the best. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-5. Picture: Journal Archives

5s fine for carrying a gun with no licence. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-6. Picture: Journal Archives5s fine for carrying a gun with no licence. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-6. Picture: Journal Archives

Gun and no licence (Continued). Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-7. Picture: Journal ArchivesGun and no licence (Continued). Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-7. Picture: Journal Archives

£113 for YMCA. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-8. Picture: Journal Archives£113 for YMCA. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-8. Picture: Journal Archives

To Let and For Sale. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-9. Picture: Journal ArchivesTo Let and For Sale. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-9. Picture: Journal Archives

Drumhead Service. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-10. Picture: Journal ArchivesDrumhead Service. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-10. Picture: Journal Archives

Your Savings Stamps. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-11. Picture: Journal ArchivesYour Savings Stamps. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-11. Picture: Journal Archives

Budleigh Savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-12. Picture: Journal ArchivesBudleigh Savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-12. Picture: Journal Archives

Boys' Brigade holiday. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-13. Picture: Journal ArchivesBoys' Brigade holiday. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-13. Picture: Journal Archives

Royal congratulations. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-14. Picture: Journal ArchivesRoyal congratulations. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-14. Picture: Journal Archives

Save your scraps. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-15. Picture: Journal ArchivesSave your scraps. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-15. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-16. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth savings. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-16. Picture: Journal Archives

Wanted. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-17. Picture: Journal ArchivesWanted. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-17. Picture: Journal Archives

Advert: Skinner's Bread - the choice of experience! Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-18. Picture: Journal ArchivesAdvert: Skinner's Bread - the choice of experience! Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-18. Picture: Journal Archives

Forty Years Ago - Boat capsized by steamer. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-19. Picture: Journal ArchivesForty Years Ago - Boat capsized by steamer. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-19. Picture: Journal Archives

Popular police officer promoted. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-20. Picture: Journal ArchivesPopular police officer promoted. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-20. Picture: Journal Archives

OBE awarded. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-21. Picture: Journal ArchivesOBE awarded. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-21. Picture: Journal Archives

Exmouth Players in serious situation. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-22. Picture: Journal ArchivesExmouth Players in serious situation. Ref exe War Journals Nost 2-9-1944-22. Picture: Journal Archives

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