Brutal Outrage On The Railway

A young woman is attacked in the carriage of a train by a muscle-bound madman who was seemingly back-from-the-dead.  She tries to escape by climbing out of the moving train and is rescued by a sword wielding hero. It was a cool Saturday evening in late August 1887 when Catherine Scragg, a young school teacher…

Shrewsbury’s real life Scrooge

A short news report now from the Eddowes’s Journal, and General Advertiser for Shropshire and the Principality of Wales – December 12th 1866. Basically Mr Craig (our Scrooge) is so sick of Carol singers coming to his door with their “unbearable” “screeching”, he reports the matter to the local magistrates. Sympathetic to his plight they…