John Meads 2017
Evening Telegraph Wednesday 10 May 1939
SHELTER THAT MAY BE “DANGEROUS”
References to a new shelter which would be “a good place for courting couples” and “a danger to morals” were made at a meeting of
Coun. A. Barlow said he was pleased to see good progress was being made with the shelter in the Recreation Ground. It would be a good place for courting couples, he said.
Another councillor inquired if it was frosted glass or plain in the shelter, and whether it would be locked up at night.
Coun. A.C. Harris pointed out that as it would be left unlocked there might be some danger to morals.
Coun. R.J. Boxwell: I don’t think we need worry about morals in
The whole question will be considered further in committee.
Evening Telegraph Thursday 11 May 1939
Councillor Barlow and
(To the Editor of the “Evening Telegraph”.)
Sir, - Will you contradict in this evening’s issue of the “Evening Telegraph” the most unjust and untrue statement regarding the following paragraph in your report of the Burton Latimer Urban Council:- “Coun. Barlow said he was pleased to see that good progress was being made with the shelter in the Recreation Ground. It would be a good place for courting couples.”
I certainly did not mention the sentence “It would be a good place for courting couples,” and I wish publicly to contrdict the accuracy of your report. Yours,
(We willingly publish Mr. Barlow’s disclaimer, and express regret that his name should have been incorrectly associated with the remark in question, which Coun. J. W. Patrick now informs us, was made in a jocular vein by himself. Ed.)