Nationwide - Coffee Bar ban on women

Joan Shenton reports on a century-old law that prevents lone women from buying coffee late at night, as a precaution against prostitution.

Despite disagreeing, the owner of an all-night coffee house upholds the law and, evidently, the Refreshment Houses Act of 1860 is very much current. But will the reporter manage to obtain a cup of coffee elsewhere?

↗ Originally broadcast 19 August 1971.

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