Louisa Nash is recorded as being the owner of ‘The Woodman’ in the 1881 census. Although largely frequented by men, some of the licensees were woman who, in most cases, had taken over after the death of their husbands. Then, as now, public houses were the centre of social life for many, but they too were troubled from time to time by drunkenness and disorder.
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