Bedside Manners

The story comes from Hanmer in Flintshire in the seventeenth century and concerns Elinor Evans who was a maidservant. She had injured her ankle and  a surgeon named William Jones was called. She had financial assistance from her  friends and neighbours to pay for treatment. It cost 30 shillings. You can  judge for yourself whether she got…

Rotten Rabbit

Here is another small item from the pages of the Cambrian newspaper published in Swansea throughout most of the nineteenth century July 1875 You will be pleased to learn that the Inspectors of Nuisances for the Swansea urban Sanitary Authority buried the creature in the rubbish heaps near the Old Infirmary. It was a rabbit…