Grannie’s Alternative Christmas Recipes

Calves Foot Jelly washed down with Lemon Brandy will make your Christmas dinner one to remember. As a festive treat here are some simple recipes collected from Victorian grannies by the 1920/30s women’s magazine Britannia and Eve. In this edition, Friday 1st December 1933, the ‘modern housewife’ is treated to a selection of alternative recipes to…

Ban on booze in Shrews? No way cries mob!

Do-gooders demanding ban on booze booted out of town by angry mob. If you’d have walked around Shrewsbury in December 1883 you might have been surprised and perhaps a little alarmed at the posters that had started springing up. They declared “War! War!! War!!!” “An Attack on Sin and Satan” and were being put up…