1918: Insanity and Botulism Lead to Mother’s Death at the Old Lion Tap.

A 30 year old woman throws herself from the upstairs window of the Old Lion and Tap in Shrewsbury onto the pavement below. The sad and ‘strange’ circumstances behind it are revealed at the inquest. Nesta Gregory was the wife of landlord Edward John Gregory and they had two children. For some time they had… Read More 1918: Insanity and Botulism Lead to Mother’s Death at the Old Lion Tap.

1907: Merrington’s “Strange and grotesque” religious cult.

Dundee Evening Telegraph – Monday 25 November 1907 These days Merrington is a pleasant little place with a lovely nature reserve. But go back to 1907 and walkers strolling through the nearby the woods would have been met with a very strange and disturbing sight – a religious cult whose somersaulting followers babbled incoherently in a tent. Here’s… Read More 1907: Merrington’s “Strange and grotesque” religious cult.