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?
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.
From Coleham Bridge to the weir. Here’s the third and final part of the history of the River Severn in Shrewsbury as viewed from a canoe. FOR PART 1 Paddle into the Past Special- part 1 The guide was archaeologist Nigel Baker whose interest had been pricked when more than a decade ago he paddled the… Read More Paddle into the Past part 3
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.