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Bury St Edmunds nostalgia - man has upper denture smashed after being attacked by mistake



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In April 1952, the story of a man being attacked by mistake at a dance hall was heard at West Suffolk Executive Council in Bury St Edmunds.

The man hoped to receive a replacement for his smashed upper denture after he helped the doorkeeper to break up a fight.

He said: "On leaving the dance, two men the worse for drink set about me before I hardly got through the door. I never had much chance. It happened without warning, and one against two don't work out too often.

In 1952 the West Suffolk Executive Council heard how a man had his denture smashed after he was attacked by mistake. Picture: Tamika Green
In 1952 the West Suffolk Executive Council heard how a man had his denture smashed after he was attacked by mistake. Picture: Tamika Green

"It finished up that they had mistaken me for another fellow," he added.

The council deferred the matter for further details.

The Bury Free Press book from 1952. Picture: Tamika Green
The Bury Free Press book from 1952. Picture: Tamika Green