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Metropolitan Police Act 1839

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XXXVIIIPenalty on keeping Fairs open within forbidden Hours.

And be it enacted, That the Business and Amusements of all Fairs holden within the Metropolitan Police District shall cease at the Hour of Eleven in the Evening, and shall not begin earlier than the Hour of Six in the Morning ; and that if any House, Room, Booth, Standing, Tent, Caravan, Waggon, or other Place shall, during the Continuance of any such Fair, be open within the Hours of Eleven in the Evening and Six in the Morning, for any Purpose of Business or Amusement, in the Place where such Fair shall be holden, it shall be lawful for any Constable to take into Custody the Person having the Care or Management thereof, and also every Person being therein who shall not quit the same forthwith upon being bidden by such Constable so to do ; and the Person so then having the Care or Management of any such House, Room, Booth, Standing, Tent, Caravan, Waggon, or other Place shall be liable to a Penalty not more than Five Pounds, and every Person convicted of having been therein, and of not having quitted the same forthwith upon being bidden by a Constable so to do, shall be liable to a Penalty not more than Forty Shillings.

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