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The annual farce of licensing or refusing to license the public places of entertainment in London has just been, j gone through by the Middlesex magistrates. Bignell, of the Argyll Rooms, applied that he might re-open them again as a first-class music hall, but the opposition argued that the closing; ,of I, these rooms had conferred a moral . blessing to the whole neighborhood, and the licenses was refused by a majority of n. Because the Alexandra ' Palace had been opened duringthe last month for Sunday services there was an attempt made to deprive the enterprising lessees, Messrs -Jones and Barber, of their music license, but when it was proved that no intoxicants were sold, and that the services, although attended bn ah avOrage by 20,000 people, were conducted Jn the most orderly manher, : *■ fifteen uof ‘ihe 1 ? Middlesex worthies voted for the re- r , newal arid twelve against. The was therefore granted; Other -Opposed licenses were those of the Royal' Aquarium, London Pavilion, Cafe Monico, and the Oxford. In the case : of the two first the license, for music was granted, in the third case it. was. ; refused, and in the case of the Oxford the music license was given and the ap- : plication for license for dancing refused.

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THE LONDON MUSIC HALLS., Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 506, 12 December 1881

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THE LONDON MUSIC HALLS. Ashburton Guardian, Volume III, Issue 506, 12 December 1881

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