Tagged with vandalism

The World’s Memory

Britain is often criticised for its colonial collecting of artefacts, often claimed to be theft under another name, but nobody else – possibly barring the Americans- is doing as much to preserve valuable artefacts from the past. In the forefront of this is the wonderful British Library with its increasing open access online presence. This … Continue reading

The Usual Suspects?

The Usual Suspects?

Trawling through Bristol’s 18th century newspapers, came upon a series of reports in the 1770s of street lamps being smashed. It was automatically assumed by the authorities that it was young tearaways that were to blame. Young males, especially schoolboys and apprentices were often noted as being out of control. To try ot control this, … Continue reading