Chaotic horse traffic outside Anfield


Tuesday, October 13 – 1896
Tuebrook Police Court – Vehicles at football matches
Joseph Waddington, coachman, living in Victoria-square, was summoned for driving four horses and a waggonette on the wrong side of Oakfield-road on the 26th September. – Police-Sergeant 7 G said the defendant, after waiting in a side street to take a private party back from the football match on the date named, drove into Oakfield-road on his wrong side, blocking the traffic, which was then very heavy, and causing considerable danger. – Defendant said that there were seven or eight omnibuses standing in a line, and he drove round them to get to this proper position at the conclusion of the match. – A fine of 2s 6d and 2s 6d costs was imposed. (Liverpool Mercury, 14-10-1896)

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