Typical Mother and Baby from 1900 Great Britain

Baby Left On The Doorstep

Monday 12th March 1900 I have heard that this happened in Roman times but never thought it happened in the 1900s and I most certainly did not expect the mother to be acquitted at the trial. The lady’s name was Elizabeth Wallace and she was charged on remand this morning in Leyland Petty Sessions for…

Blackpool Deserter Charged

Monday 11th March 1918 British soldier Samuel Lever was charged this morning for desertion from France. He was spotted in Bankhey St by a Corporal in the M.S.P. (Military Police) in civilian clothes. When he was approached he ran off but was caught by a special constable and a witness to the event. He was…

RAC International Rally Comes to Blackpool

Thursday 10th March 1955 The first section of the RAC British International Rally in the mountains of North Wales had already been completed. Although it had been quite tricky as snow in places had been reported to be piled up as high as 12 feet in some places, especially around Settle, with at least three…