Dwarf fights bulldog in shocking case of human baiting in Victorian Hanley



Fighting dogs were commonplace in the smoke-choked back streets of Victorian-era Potteries – but the time a dwarf fought a ferocious bulldog over 11 rounds became the stuff of legends.
There are just a handful of documented cases of 'human baiting' recorded in Britain – and perhaps the most notorious was witnessed by a famous London journalist in Hanley.
It took place on June 25, 1874, around Black Horse Lane in the town. The witness was the reporter, James Greenwood, who published his account of a bloody scrap between a short middle-aged fighter named 'Brummy', and a, “hideous jowled,... read more

 
2 October 2016 in Regional West, Views: 28
Source: The Sentinel
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