Anne Rudge (General)

by Jefff @, West London, Middlesex, Monday, July 01, 2019, 18:33 (160 days ago) @ probinson

yes Peter, just coincidence I'm sure.
Don't forget in those days most rural households had guns which were used most days for pest and vermin control and a spot of poaching too, and what small boy doesnt like playing with guns ?. Much like the horribly high numbers of children accidentally maimed or even killed in busy kit-chens from scalding water, or their clothes catching fire from open fires or night-time candles -- in those days huge numbers of children suffered terrible accidents which were almost considered normal, whereas nowadays it's very rare thankfully.

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