A 100 year old pubs’ black list of drunk women

One-eyed Kate Kibble was on the black list of Birmingham.

One-eyed Kate Kibble was on the black list of Birmingham.

It seems this is getting a bit of a girlpower day. Earlier we brought you the historical tale of pharao Cleopatra VII. And here’s a second post about female drinkers. In England pictures have been revealed after 100 years. On them portraits of women who were banned from Birmingham bars. All the ‘ladies’ on these mugshots were excluded from bars for ‘anti-social behaviour’. That’s right, black lists for pubs already existed in the early 1900’s. But if we tell you that under Edwardian Law it was forbidden to serve known drunks, you understand who’s side we are on here. Our sympathy goes out to the poor women on these pictures, who’s only crime was that they were having some alcohol related fun.

And here they are. Please don’t mind the arrows on the sides. That’s just because we stole these pictures from the website of The Telegraph. If you want to learn more about these women and the black list, here’s the link. The total black list contained 83 persons. 37 of them were women.

Elizabeth Thompson.

Elizabeth Thompson.

Mary Bayliss.

Mary Bayliss.

Sarah Henson.

Sarah Henson.

Susannah Booton.

Susannah Booton.

Advertisements

7 thoughts on “A 100 year old pubs’ black list of drunk women

  1. Haha!! This is too funny! And I completely agree, these poor women were just ahead of their time!!

    Wait… I think I’m related to the 2nd one down.

    This explains a lot!

    Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s