100 Years Ago – 26 December 1921

26 December 1921

A lawyer in Dunfermline contested whether a conviction made on Christmas Day was allowable given that it was a public holiday. Justices hearing the case rejected the application and the alleged Richard Charlton was fined for failure to have his car registration plate sufficiently illuminated.

A spokesperson for the National Chamber of Trade said that he expected the price for numerous products to fall in 1922, including the cost of butter, bacon, lard, sugar and coal. He added that he believed that this would lead to a reduction in the problem of unemployment.