Homeless Umbrella Man

NEWSPAPER SHORT: March 1884 – Shrewsbury. Poor and elderly umbrella repair man locked up for sleeping rough. SOURCE:   Cover image  https://textilis.net/2016/04/01/victorian-edwardian-umbrellas-a-case-study-b-16/

The Boy In The Nest

The extraordinary story of the boy who lived in a nest and was sent to sea. Shrewsbury, March 1909 – A fire breaks out in an outbuilding on Sutton Lane in Shrewsbury and Sergeant Barnet is called.  He sees a young boy at the scene, whose skin and clothes are covered with dirt – he was filthy….