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Read All About It - Neston Newspaper Clippings from Days Gone By - Part 11

Published: 6th May 2014 10:19

A further snapshot of Neston's social history, from newspaper clippings of days gone by.

Our thanks to John Cartlidge for researching

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All articles below are (c) British Library Board.

First up this week, a nasty accident in Parkgate, as reported in the Cheshire Observer of 21 July 1866:

Neston newspaper clippings from days gone by

From the Liverpool Mercury of 3 September 1847, news of a ladies rowing race, with competitors from Neston and Parkgate:

Neston newspaper clippings from days gone by

A very old one now...reporting on a Highway Robbery of all things, from the Derby Mercury of 13 June 1760:

Neston newspaper clippings from days gone by

Apparently there used to be a Neston and Wirral Savings Bank, as mentioned in this report of a bank fraud from the Liverpool Mercury of 5 April 1864:

Neston newspaper clippings from days gone by

Good news for the Parish Church, as the Cheshire Observer reports on new railings being installed, 27 April 1878:

Neston newspaper clippings from days gone by

An absolute corker to finish this week's collection.  In three parts, the tale of a slippery customer, from the Cheshire Observer of 14 September 1889:

Neston newspaper clippings from days gone by

Neston newspaper clippings from days gone by

Neston newspaper clippings from days gone by

More next week.

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Candy Snow
At 11:21 on 7th May 2014, Candy Snow commented:
The first story highlights the age-old quandry for us menfolk: 'Who do you save first, the horse or the wife?'
...still a difficult choice for most of us today.

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