Following on from the previous article about Jabez Bancroft, the story has been picked up by the Keighley News. The following article appeared in the newspaper this week.
I have also received the nice piece of ephemera from Steve Pick, which appears to be an advertisement that Jabez must have been using to promote his work as a taxidermist. I am now wondering if this was more than just a hobby for Jabez, as he describes himself as a “Dealer in British and Foreign birds, skins, bird eggs and artificial eyes etc”.
I like the bit that says ….” Specimens got up as life-like as possible” !!
To read my earlier artice on Jabez Bancroft click here