Friday Funny – Having trouble with your feet? Try ‘The Exterminater’…

        I am amazed that you could buy the 'Corn and Bunion Exterminater' in booksellers in both Nottingham & Chesterfield.  It may be worth asking in Waterstones if you wish to try them - let me know what kind of response you get!       The Nottinghamshire Guardian and Midland Advertiser (London, … Continue reading Friday Funny – Having trouble with your feet? Try ‘The Exterminater’…

Friday Funny – The Mighty Healer

What we've all been waiting for........  SAVE YOUR LIVES BY TAKING OWBRIDGE'S LUNG TONIC THE MIGHTY HEALER It has a power over disease hitherto unknown in medicine.  Are you at all Weakchested, or inclined to be Consumptive, with just a touch of Cough now and then? "Try this wonderful Medicine."  The Cough and Weakness will … Continue reading Friday Funny – The Mighty Healer

Friday Funny – In need of invigorating?

Another newspaper advert that appealed to my sense of humour........   TO THE DAUGHTERS OF EVE For an elegant Corset see what the Countess of Suffolk says: "A graceful upright carriage and a most perfect figure." Recommended by the medical profession. See the Invigorator Corset, from 6/6 to 22/6. Sold by Drapers, or send P.O. … Continue reading Friday Funny – In need of invigorating?

Friday Funny – Festive Indulgence

Overindulged during the festive season?  I may have just the thing......... Cholic, Bowel Complaints &c The great reputation which DR. SOLOMAN’s celebrated CORDIAL BALM OF GILEAD has acquired as a medical restorative, renders it unquestionably of the utmost importance to the afflicted, but especially to those who labour under the painful, and too often fatal, … Continue reading Friday Funny – Festive Indulgence

A Tale from the Nottingham Evening Post…

I wonder if he ever lived this down?! “A Walking Omelette” Boy Drenched with Milk and Eggs A case which came before his Honour Judge Turner at the Mansfield County Court today arose out of a curious accident to a milk-cart. The cart was apparently standing in Quarry-lane Mansfield at nine o’clock on a February … Continue reading A Tale from the Nottingham Evening Post…