The Passing of Sarah Jessop Who Died at Scalford, 17th October, 1852.

‘SCALFORD. – On Saturday last the quiet little village of Salford was the scene of some excitement caused by an auction sale of the goods and wearing apparel of a noted character named Sarah Jessop, who during a long life had plodded between that village and Melton, as the ‘Scalford Mail,’ wending her weary way […]


It is some few years now since I first laid eyes on a painting which was displaying in the Carnegie museum at Melton Mowbray, a landscape produced by a man whom we would probably describe today as a part-time or amateur artist. Dated 1835, it was labelled simply; ‘Melton Mowbray,  Leicestershire,  from the Canal’. The painting is […]