1901 Population of Tottenham exceeds 100,000
13/9/1914 Minute of Tottenham Meeting
Henry Pollard has drawn attention to the increase of drunkenness in our district and the Clerk is asked to prepare a minute respecting this deplorable fact and forward to the Clerk of the Licensing Magistrates for presentation to them. "That this Meeting deeply deplores the great amount of drunkenness existing at this time and the great facilities afforded to civilians of treating the soldiers and especially the young recruits. "We respectfully urge on our Licensing Magistrates to curtail the hours for which Licensed Houses may remain open during this time of national stress and danger."
(Shortly after, the Magistrates did restrict the opening hours)