The Lion's Cage, Rugeley

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Date:June 1913

Description:A postcard photo issued in 1913 with the caption 'Lions [sic] Cage Entered by Plucky Rugeley Lady'. She is said to have been been the sister of Rugeley's Relieving Officer, Percy Hackett, probably Elsie Tortoishell, the only woman brave enough to take up the challenge.

A pleasure fair and menagerie visited Rugeley every year, usually at the same time as the horse fairs. Prizes were offered to anyone brave enough to enter the lion’s cage. The fair's entrance was located near the current Sarah Challinor Close with stalls along Sandy Lane into Horsefair.

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Donor ref:Rugeley 25 (6/45068)

Source: Mr John Godwin

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