Wednesday, November 27 – 1929
A claim against Tommy Reid, Manchester United’s centre forward, for 23s. for board and lodging when he and his bride stayed at the plaintiff’s house on the first night of their honeymoon was brought at the Liverpool County Court yesterday by Mr. Reid’s aunt, Mrs. Kennewell, of Neville-road, Waterloo, near Liverpool, the proprietor of a boarding house.
In cross-examination by Mr. Shawcross (for Reid) Mrs. Kennewell denied that she offered the bride and bridegroom the hospitality of her house. She admitted that after the wedding there was some family trouble.
“People perform civilities to oblige one another and then if they fall out they claim as a legal right what they had hitherto represented as a gift,” said Judge Dowdall, K.C., finding in favour of Reid, with costs.
(Lancashire Evening Post, 28-11-1929)