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Mr. Skelmersdale in Fairyland

Short story by H. G. Wells first published in 1901, about a young man who falls asleep one midsummer’s night and wakes to find himself in Fairyland.

Mrs Richard Brinsley Sheridan (painting)

Oil on canvas portrait by the English artist Thomas Gainsborough, a close friend of the Linleys

Municipal Borough of Leigh

Local government district in Lancashire, England, created in 1899 and abolished in 1974.

Municipal Borough of Stretford

Stretford Urban District was created in 1894, and granted a charter of incorporation in 1933, becoming a municipal borough. Abolished in 1974, the area it controlled is now part of the Metropolitan Borough of Trafford in Greater Manchester.

Murder Act 1752

Act of parliament of England and Wales to increase the horror of being executed for murder by expediting the process and denying the right to a decent burial.

Music Hall War

1907 dispute between music hall employees, stage artistes and London theatre proprietors over pay and working conditions.


Usually considered to be a mythical creature of legend, it has also been identified as a rock hyrax.

Myths & magic

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Nantwich Workhouse

Grade II listed building and former workhouse in Nantwich, Cheshire, England, built in 1779–1780 to accommodate up to 350 paupers.

Nathaniel Butter

Early publisher of news in England, 1583–1664.