Rat-Catching at the Blue Anchor Tavern, Bunhill Row, Finsbury: 19th century
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Rat-Catching at the Blue Anchor Tavern, Bunhill Row, Finsbury. A Manchester terrier called Tiny the Wonder is shown attempting to kill 200 rats in under an hour at a tavern in Bunhill Row, Finsbury. He achieved this feat twice, on 28 March 1848 and 27 March 1849, "having on both occasions time to spare". Jimmy Shaw, owner of Tiny and the Blue Anchor Tavern, could store up to 2000 rats at his establishment.
1850 AD - 1852 AD