History of Epping
High Street, Epping, c.1955
Reproduced courtesy of The Francis Frith Collection.
History of Epping >> Epping Snippets
When researching for this website we often find a little snippet of information on a location or subject which may be of interest. Some are quirky, some show that there is nothing new in this world, and some about the attitudes and morals of the time. [index to snippets] Here's one for Epping about sensational literature.
Ispwich Journal 24 May 1879
The Effects of sensational literature
George Wright, 16, described as a clerk, was charged with breaking and entering the dwelling-house of Hester Wright, a widow, living next door to where prisoner resided, and stealing therefrom a gold watch.
The prisoner pleaded guilty, and it was stated that he had been ruined by reading boys' literature of a sensational character.
Prisoner sentenced to four months' imprisonement with hard labour.
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Epping - Cary's New and Correct English Atlas, 1798
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