1904: Barred from every pub. Would you be on the black list?

You’ve probably heard of the pubwatch scheme. Pictures of problem customers and drinkers are pinned behind the bar in pubs and clubs so the staff know who’s banned from coming in for causing trouble in other places around the town. But it’s not a new thing. This could be one of the earliest examples of… Read More 1904: Barred from every pub. Would you be on the black list?

1916: Gallant Shropshires Make a Human Bridge Over German Barbed Wire Defences.

In a description worthy of  Lieutenant George in Blackadder Goes Forth, one Tommy describes the moment when his brave fellow soldiers take the Germans by surprise in a truly action packed, and sometimes sobering, battle. Illustrated Police News – Thursday 04 May 1916 How the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry most gallantly recaptured lost trenches on the Ypres-Langemarck… Read More 1916: Gallant Shropshires Make a Human Bridge Over German Barbed Wire Defences.

1889: Dog Blown Away as Cyclone Hits Shropshire.

A CYCLONE IN SHROPSHIRE. On Wednesday afternoon. North Shropshire was visited by a perfect cyclone—a phenomenon hitherto unheard of in England. Our Whitchurch correspondent yesterday afternoon went over several miles of country. At Whixall, where incalculable damage has been done property and crops, as is evident on all sides, the inhabitants agree in the descriptions… Read More 1889: Dog Blown Away as Cyclone Hits Shropshire.