Monthly Archives: September 2014

Keep your stairs in good repair or else!

Gosh, things were tough in Chester in 1604.  I was browsing thru some court archives this week at the Cheshire Archives and Local Studies and these caught my eye. 27th Nov. 1604. Presentment by Jury. For not coming to the … Continue reading

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Leech jars

I’ve been reading a great novel about apothercaries in England in the early 1800’s and there was mention of taking leeches from the leech jar.  Of course, I had to google that and I was blown away by how attractive … Continue reading

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