1906 Dog Licence

Contributed by Robert Pool

A 1906 Dog Licence for one dog belonging to John Kelsey of the Liberal Club, Glasgow. Dog licensing was abolished in 1987. Prior to this dog licences were mandatory, but the requirement was widely ignored, with only about half of owners having one. The final rate for a dog licence was 37 pence, reduced from 37½p when the halfpenny was withdrawn in 1984. This figure was an exact conversion from 7/6 (seven shillings and sixpence) on decimalisation in 1971. The revenue went to local authorities. Property of Robert Pool

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