Eddie Price is my 1st cousin 1x removed. His parents are Edward Price and Leah Musgrove. Our common ancestors are Joseph Musgrove and Elizabeth Ann Turner – my great grandparents.
Eddie was born on 23 March 1929 in Clitheroe, Lancashire.
I found Eddie in the local newspaper, the Clitheroe Advertiser and Times twice in the space of eight months. He was in trouble with the police for motoring offences.
Clitheroe Advertiser and Times – Friday 26 August 1949 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).
Motor Cyclist Fined
Pleading guilty to driving a motor cycle with no white front light, being the holder of a provisional driving licence and not displaying “L” plates at the front and rear of the cycle, and to carrying a passenger other than a qualified driver, Eddie Price (20), of 24 Larkhill Cottages, Old Landgho, was fined a total of £1 at Clitheroe County Magistrates Court on Monday.
Eight months later Eddie was involved in a more serious offence. If this had happened in more recent times it would certainly have been a candidate for Police Interceptors on the telly!!
Clitheroe Advertiser and Times – Friday 14 April 1950 (image from http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk).
Easter Saturday Police Chase At Whalley
A NIGHT chase at Whalley was described at Blackburn on Monday when Eddie Price (21) farm labourer, Larkhill Cottages, Langho, was charged with taking away a car without the owner’s consent, driving it without an insurance policy, and while disqualified from holding a licence. He was fined a total of £15 and disqualified from driving for 12 months.
Evidence was that the car was missed from outside shop premises in Whalley New Road, Blackburn, on Saturday night.
Its description was circulated by wireless and the car was seen parked just outside Whalley by P.C.s Wood and Ellison, stationed at Whalley. As they approached the vehicle, they heard footsteps and saw the prisoner running away. They gave chase but lost him in the dark.
Price was eventually found, crouching behind the shippon door of a nearby farm. He told the police later: “It is a long walk from Blackburn. I took it.”
Price asked for another case of taking away a car from the Union Street car park, Blackburn, in March, to be taken into consideration.
Chairman of the Bench, (Alderman J. Charnley) complimented the constables in the manner in which Price had been caught.