Most of the stories I cover date back more than a hundred years – but here’s one well within living memory. In July 1977 Terry Rushworth was walking by Sundorne Pool in Shrewsbury. He looked over and saw what he thought was a “blackened tree stump sticking out” about 20 feet from the bank. He… Read More 1977: Miracle Saves Man In Mud Trap
On Saturday afternoon, 11th November, Shrewsbury Town were playing host to local rivals Madeley at their pitch on Sutton Road in Shrewsbury when a nasty tackle led to a 23 year old being carried off. After the game his condition quickly went downhill, as reported in the Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-Wales Advertiser:… Read More 1893: Footballer killed by tackle in bad tempered match.
May 1857: Vicious cock fight at the Lion and Pheasant What decent self-respecting Victorian pub would go without some wholesome entertainment for its patrons. “A cock fight of an aggravated kind took place, in the presence of 150 persons, at the Lion and Pheasant, Shrewsbury, a few days since. Five persons were taken into custody,… Read More 1857: Vicious Cock Fight Raided