Sun 24 Sep, Old Court, Town Hall, Stamford stamford georgian festival, talks, family
Old Court , Town Hall. 1pm. £5
A fun, educational show for all the family.
Need your hair cutting? A tooth pulling? Blood-letting or your leg off? Barber-surgeons were a brutish and largely unqualified bunch placed at the very bottom of the medical pecking order; way below
Doctors and Apothecaries. They would often travel from town to town offering their services at fairs and other public events – like this festival. So, if you need something attending to, Master Smee, the Barber Surgeon will be pleased to oblige… and it won’t hurt him a bit!