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Coronavirus 13 hours ago. Violet also used to write for the trade magazine for the UK adult industry. Environment 10 hours ago. You could argue that we are much more tolerant as a society, and generally I think people are much more accepting.
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Viral news 24 hours ago. Instead of indulging in common euphemisms of the time, he simply described some of the ladies in Roushill and Mardol as prostitutes, and listed buildings as brothels. For some reason, and very unusually, the enumerator in Shrewsbury in the census decided to tell the truth. Lives in Telford and is based at the Ketley headquarters. Coronavirus 2 hours ago.
It’s a sunday morning in april and sarah jenks pops next door to see her elderly neighbour mary watkins. sarah opens the door, walks in, and she can smell the faint whiff of stale smoke in the air.
Knowing how humans work, that's never going to be the case. So there's a Sarah Jones who is keeping a brothel in Masons Passage, and Margaret Morris of Kings Head Shut who gives her occupation as "lodging house keeper" but nevertheless has "brothel" written and underlined beneath her address by the returning officer.
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Newport 9 hours ago. World News 4 hours ago. UK News 12 hours ago. As a society we are still judging people. Up. By Toby Neal Feature Writer A journalist in Shropshire for 40 years, mainly writes features and columns, especially about aspects of Shropshire history.
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Violet is happy to share her researches, saying: "If anybody wants me for talks or Zoom, I would love to do it. In writing the book, which also reveals the full and original — and unprintable — name for Grope Lane in Shrewsbury, Violet is aiming to give a new insight into what the Victorians were really like. The Victorians led the way in a lot of things and were nowhere near as staid as we think. It's always portrayed as being incredibly prudish and restrictive. UK News.
The reason we feel Victorians are prudish is because they didn't write it down. We also like to judge those who came before us, and that's not a good point. All rights reserved. Subscribe to our daily newsletter!
Shrewsbury 12 hours ago. Peter Rhodes 18 hours ago. Violet, who has two children and lives in Monkmoor, used to write on the Metro website about the history of sexuality. There were an awful lot of 'seamstresses' and 'milliners' who were walking the streets as prostitutes. Viral news. World News 2 hours ago.
Showbiz 10 hours ago. Bridgnorth 5 hours ago. People will always have a private life, even if we just don't know about it.
A journalist in Shropshire for 40 years, mainly writes features and columns, especially about aspects of Shropshire history. Telford 13 hours ago.
I used to write erotica under the name Indigo Moore, and have been quite successful in that in the past. Going back to our image of the Victorians, she says: "We like to think we are more open, and in a lot of ways we are.