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Harbison Ironmongers

Published 05/12/2012 | 10:07

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THEY didn't mess with Mr Harbinson, who once ran an ironmongers on West Street.

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Back in 1909, local shop owners also had problems with robberies, and didn't take kindly to thieves. After a series of incidents, he decided to stake out his premises and on a September morning, about 5.30 a.m., he spotted a man using a ladder to climb over a wall into his yard. He called out for the raider to stop, but he ran for it and Mr. Harbinson drew a revolver and let off a shot. The raider tried to get out a window but was caught by shop assistants who arrived at the scene.

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