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Interesting Stories

Fight at Ivy House 1837 - Newspaper report of a fight between two women at the Ivy House Farm. Entertaining journalism. Land dispute 1826 and Riot 1829 - involving a mob of 100 men given beer by a licensee in return for destroying a rival’s pub. A Quarrel in Gnosall High Street, 1837 - two incidents involving feuding neighbours. Entertaining journalism Funeral of Navvy James Wheeler fatally injured in a fall into Cowley Quarry in 1830 Rev. Fearon Jenkinson’s son in trouble for refusing to clean grate, 1829 The origin of ‘The Horns’ public House - transcription of large, faded and stained document in the William Salt Library
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