Did you know? If you saw it through glass then it didn’t happen!

Everybody’s heard an urban myth, you’ve probably even repeated one thinking it’s true. Well they’ve been with us for a long time. Some persist and some no doubt fade away. One which once was very prevalent years ago, but is unheard of now (even amongst academics) is the myth that if you’ve witnessed an incident… Read More Did you know? If you saw it through glass then it didn’t happen!

March 1901: Troublesome Frankwell Landlady

Women were massively repressed throughout the Victorian period but that didn’t stop them visiting pubs or becoming landladies. They weren’t averse to trouble either, including Mary Payne who could only manage a year in the job.  Shrewsbury Chronicle – Friday 05 April 1901 “Martha Braddick, The Quay, Frankwell, was charged with assaulting Mary Payne, landlady… Read More March 1901: Troublesome Frankwell Landlady