HOTEL WITH SECRET PASSAGE.
Police Make Discovery.
BENDIGO, Thursday – Following a police raid on the Albert Hotel, McCrae-street, on the night of 23rd November, the licensee, Muriel Spalding, was charged in the city court today with having permitted persons to be on the hotel during prohibited hours, and also with having illegally, disposed of liquor. She was fined £1 on the first charge, and the second was dismissed.
Constables gave evidence that although they kicked and knocked at the doors they were not admitted for 10 minutes. Two men, one of whom said he was having a rest, were found hiding under a table, another was found in a wardrobe, and two others were found on the roof.
A secret passage leading from the hotel premises to the Rambler Club was also found, a doorway four feet by two feet having been cut into the back of a lavatory. Five men found on the premises were fined £2.
– Melbourne Age Friday 20 December 1929
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