1893: Footballer killed by tackle in bad tempered match.

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.

1884: A Farmer Robbed in a Shrewsbury Brothel

A farmer flush with cash looks for a cheap thrill but he proves a soft target for the experienced woman of Shrewsbury’s red light district. Sarah Ann Burgess, Ellen Littlehales, and Margaret Griffiths, prostitutes, were brought in custody charged with having stolen £l7, the monies of Edward Bevan, grazier, Pentre, near Nescliff. When the case… Read More 1884: A Farmer Robbed in a Shrewsbury Brothel

1958: Liverpool Housewives Lead The Fight Against Vice!

An “Angel of Merseyside” saves thousands of girls from falling into the clutches of underworld pimps and crooks. The teenage girl with the brown paper parcel and the first-time-away-from-home look stepped from the steamers gangway. She said to a waiting woman: “Is this London?” The women, homely Mrs. Beatrice Blyth replied: “No dear, it’s LIVERPOOL”.… Read More 1958: Liverpool Housewives Lead The Fight Against Vice!