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Unruly Behaviour Byelaw, 1963

Mike Wilson, Local Author and Historian

New byelaw

As a result of disturbances during cinema performances, a byelaw was passed on 30th January 1963. Phil Walton (formerly the chief projectionist at the Regal Cinema)  gave me a copy:

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BOROUGH OF BRIDLINGTON

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1933

BYELAW

for the Good Rule and Government of the Borough of Bridlington made by the Council of the said Borough in pursuance of Section 249 of the Local Government Act, 1933, at a meeting of the said Council held on the Thirtieth Day of January, One Thousand nine hundred and sixty three.

1. This byelaw may be cited as "the Borough of Bridlington (Unruly Behaviour in Places of Public Entertainment) Byelaw 1963."

2. No person shall in any place of entertainment to which the public are admitted with or without the payment of money, while the public are on the premises, use any threatening, abusive or insulting language, gesture or conduct with intent to put any person in fear or so as to occasion a breach of the peace or whereby a breach of the peace is likely to be occasioned.

3. Any person offending against the byelaw shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding five pounds.

The Common Seal of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgresses of the Borough of Bridliington was hereunto affixed in the presence of A. R. Slade*, the Mayor, and S. Briggs, the Town Clerk.

The Secretary of State this day confirmed the foregoing byelaw and fixed the date of which it is to come into operation on 1st June 1963.

Signed at the Home Office, Whitehall, by R. J. Guppy, An Assistant Under Secretary of State

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(My French teacher at the Grammar School; from his name you may guess his nickname.)