Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

70yearsago

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

70yearsago

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Tougher fines for flouting blackout laws ALDERMAN J W Gargett said at Stockton Magistrates: "It seems extraordinary to me that people will still not blackout properly. From now on we are going to be more severe with such offences." He imposed a pounds 2 fine on a Hartburn resident living in Brisbane Grove for failing to obscure his lights.

Schools can open later after air raids SCHOOLS on Teesside were allowed to open later in the morning after a night disturbed by air raid warnings. Another step was to allow children to rest after midday meals for a period of at least half an hour when many children were found to sleep soundly.

Fireworks ban imposed by police chief THE Chief Constable of Middlesbrough announced that from the beginning of the next month no one was permitted to be in the possession of fireworks. All fireworks already in people's possession had to be surrendered before the end of the month. No firework was to be fired which could cause aid to the enemy. …

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