1908: Boy Desperado – Imitating a Notorious “Bergler”

Saturday 13th June 1908: Nine year old John Alfred Williams appears at the police court in Shrewsbury charged with shop breaking and theft.  A well known young miscreant in Shrewsbury, he had been in constant trouble with the law, but this time – inspired by a famous burglar – his hilarious attempt to throw the… Read More 1908: Boy Desperado – Imitating a Notorious “Bergler”

1893: Footballer killed by tackle in bad tempered match.

On Saturday afternoon, 11th November, Shrewsbury Town were playing host to local rivals Madeley at their pitch on Sutton Road in Shrewsbury when a nasty tackle led to a 23 year old being carried off.  After the game his condition quickly went downhill, as reported in the Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-Wales Advertiser:… Read More 1893: Footballer killed by tackle in bad tempered match.