Open and Local Justice

A History of the Hatfield Petty Sessional Division

in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the connection with the Welwyn and Mid Herts Petty Sessional Divisions

V. J. Mills & E. A. Menzies

Mid Herts Publishing, 1998



List of Illustrations
Frontispiece - The Broadwater Hundred
The Hatfield Petty Sessional Division of the Broadwater Hundred
The Hatfield Association for the Prosecution Of Felons
The "new police Establishment"
Hatfield leads the County
The Hertford County Division in the Latter Part of the Nineteenth Century

The Founding and First Years of Hatfield Court

The First Three Justices' Clerks

The Chairmen of Quarter Sessions

An Early Probation Service

The Court during The Great War
The Wheels of Change
The Most Admired man in the County'
New Leaders, a New Courthouse and Another War
Sir Geoffrey's Court
Problems of Peace
The Chairmanship of John Young
"Friendly and Helpful, Firm and Fair, a Splendid Chairman"
Towards Amalgamation

The Last Years of the Hatfield Court

The Mid Herts Petty Sessional Division

The Closure of the Hatfield Courthouse
The Welwyn Bench
Lists of Magistrates: Hatfield Mid Herts Welwyn

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