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 order the Chief Constable to do something about it.

The report gives no further details and as yet it’s impossible to say exactly where Mr Craig lived in Shrewsbury or what his full name was. But I wouldn’t be surprised if his first name was Ebenezer!


Source: British Newspaper Archive


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