Mrs Bright to HJ Wilson

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Telegram. Written from Alderley Edge, Manchester. To say she has telegraphed Mrs Butler to go to Pontefract as it is one of the proposed military centres and in danger of extension of Acts.

Administrative / Biographical History

'Pontefract is one proposed military centres therefore in danger extension of Acts to it'

That would have involved a corps of special police, not under the control of the local authority who were empowered to arrest any woman whom they had 'good cause to believe' to be a common prostitute. To these men were entrusted the business of making and keeping a list of licensed prostitutes, who must submit to regular medical examination

Biog: Mrs Ursula Bright