Monthly Archives: December 2018

“Crier! Call the Ghost”!

“A remarkable instance of a person being tried for murder on the pretended information of a ghost.” This was the headline above an article in the Chelmsford Chronicle dated 9th April, 1784. The minute I saw it, I knew it … Continue reading

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Turkeys in Boots

No, this is not a bizarre idea for a new Christmas panto! Just a plain, factual statement of what took place in Norfolk in Georgian times. From the late 16th century, thousands of geese and turkeys were walked the hundred … Continue reading

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Of Bankers and Beer

The early part of the 18th century saw the beginning of the modern brewing industry, especially in London. Beer production took place in larger breweries using the forerunners of modern industrial methods. Aside from centralised orders by government for the … Continue reading

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