In sweeping Mill Street after the May Fair in Bridgnorth, a human ear of large proportions was found intact. The ear was claimed by Richard Richards of Bromley who told Bridgnorth magistrates that he had been at the Fair with Thomas Taylor of Worfield. A dispute arose and blows were exchanged. Richard Richards came off worse and as he lay on the ground, Thomas Taylor bit his ear off.
Leicestershire Mercury 24 June 1854
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