Category Archives: Norfolk Eccentrics

“You Little Confounded Toad…”

Dr. Messenger Monsey, a True Norfolk Eccentric. In our sad, politically-correct culture, it’s getting harder to find a place for the genuine eccentric: the kind of person who is essentially harmless, but who goes his or her own way and … Continue reading

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The Oddball Life and Career of Dr. Sylas Neville

Almost all we know of Dr. Sylas Neville comes from the fragment of his diary that covers 1767 to 1788. I say fragment, because the surviving manuscript begins abruptly on January 26th, 1767, and he lived long after the date … Continue reading

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