Young People yesterday

“Seven Hundred years ago London had a real yob problem. The city was full of teenage apprentices, who hung out in gangs in and around old St. Paul’s, which in the days before shopping malls was the only covered public area in the city. These medieval ‘hoodies’ shot birds with arrows, broke windows and vandalised statues. Bishop Braybroke was so cross, he tried to excommunicate the boys for their ‘insolence, idleness and evil minds”
Source: The Metro via Barrie