1865: Sunday drinking? Don’t you dare!

Sunday drinking? Don’t you dare!  And if you do, hope the person who grassed you up can’t keep their story straight. Shrewsbury Chronicle – Friday 26 May 1865 Picture:   Kate Tyte blog  What did the Victorians drink: A guide to boozing in the 1800s.

Boy In The Nest: Part 2

The story of William Edward Roberts left off with him having been sent away to the brutal Clio training ship in 1909 for 6 years. Many Children there died because of the harsh regime in which beatings and bullying were seen as character building. An initial search on the 1911 census proved fruitless and it…

Comet spotted from Shropshire

1846: Keep your eyes peeled on the sky this March (1846). A comet has been spotted from Shrewsbury by a keen amateur astronomer Mr Blunt (Wednesday 25th of Feb) in Shrewsbury. Turning his telescope to the skies he spotted an unusual brightness which he hadn’t seen before. He was to ill to pay to much…