Some of it was true

Hamilton Sheriff Courtroom

Hamilton Sheriff Courtroom

I like this little story. Thomas Lennox (25), unemployed miner, residing in Beckford Street, Hamilton, was sent to prison for 21 days Sheriff Brown at Hamilton, when he admitted breaking into a public-house at 213 and 215 Glasgow Road, Burnbank on the outskirts of Blantyre, on December 19th 1935, and stealing three bottles of whisky and a number of miscellaneous documents .

In court, he had just given a long explanation of his lateness at appearing to hear his charges. “Don’t believe a word of it,” declared his wife caught up in the middle of an argument with him on the day. “That’s where- you’re wrong, dear,” Thomas replied in front of everybody.

Several words of it were quite true.

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