From the Darlington & Stockton Times of June 3, 1871

At Osmotherley 150 years ago this week, there was a remarkable outbreak of violence. Methodist missionary John Hudson, was charged before Northallerton magistrates of using abusive and threatening language against Ralph Wilson, a draper.

“The defendant was recently convicted for brawling in the Wesleyan chapel at Osmotherley,” said the D&S. “A number of inhabitants of Osmotherley attended before the Justices and represented the defendant’s conduct as disgraceful and disgusting.”