Memory Corner November 28th 2019

Friday November 28th, 1794

DEATHS – on Monday 17th, at Llanfair, Mr John Jones, grocer.  The cause of his death is imputed to lying in a damp bed when from home.

LATELY DIED the only son of Mr John Powell of Ludlow.  His death was occasioned by eating turnips when hunting, which caused an inflammation in his bowels.


Friday December 3rd, 1819 (November 26th missing)

THE FOG has been so thick upon the River Severn these last few days that scarcely any boat but that with the mail would attempt to cross at the lower passages; and the people in the mail boat were obliged to steer by compass, as their only guide.

AN AFFAIR OF HONOUR [duel] took place on Thursday in the vicinity of Neath, betwixt a professional gentleman of that town and a military character.  The latter fired at his opponent, who discharged his pistol in the air, and the business terminated.


Friday November 26th, 1869

Herring Drifter

CRAWFORDSVILLE, INDIANA is to have a woman’s rights paper, to be called the Avenger.

IT IS CALCULATED that during the week that ended Saturday 1000 lasts of herrings – or 13,200,000 fish – were landed at Great Yarmouth.  Their value would be from £10,000 to £12,000.

RED HAIR among ladies has been the fashion for a long time, but its days seem to be numbered.  The fair ladies who rule in the realms of fashion are to enact that brown hair is to resume its legitimate sway.


Friday November 28th, 1919

Claremont Baptist Church

WOMEN LIBERALS – a meeting under the auspices of the Shrewsbury Women Liberal Association was held in the Claremont Baptist School on Tuesday night.  Councillor Gladstone presided, and the address was given by Miss Alison Garland, who unsuccessfully contested the Portsmouth division in the Liberal interest at the last general election.


Friday November 30th, 1979

ADVERT – SAFEWAY opens new bakery and delicatessen at Shrewsbury as a result of popular demand by our Abbey Foregate customers.  Bring the car! … Enlarged car park.  Longer shopping hours – Monday and Saturday – 8.30am to 6pm; Tuesday and Wednesday – 8.30am to 7pm; Thursday and Friday – 8.30am to 8pm [closed Sunday].


Thursday December 1st, 1994

THE BOROUGH COUNCIL remains committed to maintaining a vibrant market in Shrewsbury, said the Mayor, Councillor John Pritchard.  His assurance was given after unveiling a plaque to celebrated 125 years of an indoor market on the Shoplatch site.  And it comes at a time when traders continue to worry about increasing competition and the possibility of a new market being set up.

ADVERT – this Christmas collect at the double at Safeway.  For every £10 you spend, Safeway are giving away double tokens, so you can collect your Royal Doulton Tea Service in double quick time.


Thursday December 3rd, 2009

RESIDENTS of 11 homes could soon see an end to their flooding woes after Shropshire Council applied for a share of a £2.5 million grant.  The bid, made on behalf of properties in Underdale Road, will now be considered by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), and if successful it is hoped the grants will help ‘improve the resilience of the properties to flooding and lessen future flood damage’… The flood waters in Shrewsbury are now receding and Frankwell Car Park partially re-opened yesterday.  Sydney Avenue in Castlefields and the road from Atcham to Cross Houses have also re-opened.