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Weird and wonderful laws still enforceable today #4
Weird and wonderful laws still enforceable today #4

Taxis To be a cabby is a cumbersome role when considering all the superfluous laws and restrictions that go with the job. Since the time of Queen Anne, the humble Hackney carriage has attracted the…

Weird and wonderful laws still enforceable today #3

Mince Pies at Christmas During the Interregnum (the period between the execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 and the arrival of his son Charles II in London on 29 May 1660) Oliver Cromwell saw fit to introduce a…

Weird and wonderful laws still enforceable today #2

The ‘Welshman in Chester’ folklore Dating right the way back to the rebellion of Owen Glendower in Wales in 1403, it was the Earl of Chester – the future Henry V – who ordered all…

Weird and wonderful laws still enforceable today #1

It is an offence to be drunk and in charge of cattle in England and WalesBy virtue of the Licensing Act 1872, s12, it is an offence for any person in England and Wales to…

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