On this day in Loughborough … 1873

27 November 2020

27th November 1873

Thomas Griffin farmer of Sheepshead and Wm Adkin a labourer, were charged by Mr Riley, Sanitary Inspector, with depositing night soil on the highway. From the evidence it appears that several persons had accidentally fallen into it. They were fined 40/- with costs.

18th-century London nightman’s calling card. Author unknown – in public domain. Sourced from: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nightcart.gif

Article provided by Loughborough Library Local Studies Volunteers.
Source: Matthew’s Local Newspaper Extracts Vol. 1