Anyone walking through the Quarry on the morning of Friday 17th July 1908 would have been greeted with a “grotesque and sorry spectacle”. Cans of red paint had been poured all over the much loved statue of Hercules, it was then smeared all over him with shaving brushes. His head had been adorned with feathers and… Read More 1908: Hercules targeted in drunken “orgie”
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!
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