George Miles was an unhappy man.
In January 1860 PC 569 from the City police was patrolling London Bridge when he saw Miles ‘leaning forward on the parapet, with his hands clasped, as if in the act of prayer’. 447 more words
Alcoholism is a Choice, Not a Disease
For those who want to be helped with their alcoholism, there must be a large measure of honesty. Honesty begins by not thinking of oneself as a victim, because, as it is alleged, alcoholism is currently viewed as a disease. 2,198 more words
George Cutler, a 22 year-old ‘milk-carrier’ was charged at Clerkenwell Police Court in early January 1886 with being drunk and disorderly in Holloway Road at Christmas. 271 more words
In the 1860s the Police Courts closed at Christmas but just as we are used to that last minute rush for a present so the Victorian court system (and those caught up in it) were clean to clear the decks and settle down for the goose and the crackers. 312 more words
What do bubbles add to champagne? How do you maintain them whilst serving champagne? And what glass should champagne be served in?
The answers to these pressing questions were investigated in a series of papers totaling more than 100 pages, in a special issue of the science journal 317 more words