Penelope Lovesy 10/05/2020 14:35:28
On the 18th March 1722 the Corporation met at the George Inn and the chimney sweep’s sons were whipped by their parents for stealing tobacco.
This was a saving to the Corporation as they usually paid a shilling for a man to do the whipping for each man, woman or child. Beggars, often called mumpers were frequent subjects. These were cruel times.