1862: Assault on Acrobat and a Newspaper’s Victorian Response

A newspaper's less than sympathetic (racist) take, on an attack on a circus worker at Bridgnorth. Sanger's Circus was probably Britain's most famous circus during the Victorian Period. Set up by Englishman 'Lord' George Sanger in 1854 with his brother John, they toured the UK and Europe for years. George built a reputation for flair and… Read More 1862: Assault on Acrobat and a Newspaper’s Victorian Response

1883: Tough Times for Victorian Prostitute

"CANNOT MEND - Mary Roberts, alias “Zulu,” was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Mardol [Shrewsbury], on Saturday night. Police-constable Lloyd proved the case, it appearing that he found the prisoner drunk and shouting that she wanted her shilling. She was drunk and very violent, and on the way to the Police Station lay down,… Read More 1883: Tough Times for Victorian Prostitute