Stanley Bishop


Stanley Bishop, was a blacksmith for the Railway in Moncton. During the 1920′s and early 30′s, to make extra money for his young family he would work extra hours on Fridays, but not in the usual way.

On Fridays he would pack, in his lunch box, a pair of scissors, a comb, small pliers and a bottle of rum. When his shift was over the men would line up for one of two things, either to get their hair cut or to have a tooth pulled.

Stanley would charge 10 cents for the hair cut and 20 cents for the tooth pulling, the extra was for the swig of rum to rinse their mouth to keep infection at bay.

Story submitted by Jean Buchanan

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