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MALVERN HILLS CONSERVATORS. Board and Hereford County Counoll. Monday. Present: Mr F Ballard (chair- man) presiding. Lieut.-Col. Thurlow, Messrs G A Jones, E Karslake, F A Moerschell, T A Pedlingham, A Wilesmith, and A D Melvin. The Chairman mentioned that in regard to the Herefordshire County Council taking into consideration the question of giving help towards the maintenance of the Jubilee Drive, he and Mr G A Jones had attended a meeting of the Highways and Bridges Com- mittee in regard to the matter. The Com- mittee received them, and were very courteous. Their report to the County -Council was received and adopted, and the Highways and Bridges Committee was asked to take the matter into consideration at their next quarterly meeting, so that they would hear again from that Committee on the matter. Mr Jones said the Chairman had put the matter very clearly before the Highways and Bridges Committee, and he presumed that it had been referred back to them to investi- gate, and he suggested that the Clerk should write to th$t Committee and point out that they had power to pay towards the Jubilee- road. The Hereford authority said they were not a rich but a poor body, but in comparison to them the Conservators were a poverty-stricken body, and Herefordshire ought to come to their assistance. It was not right to say the Jubilee Drive was a local road, for it was used by people from all parts of England and Wales. The Chairman It is a national road. Mr Wilesmith looked upon it as relieving the County Council of Hereford of a great deal of expenditure on road maintenance. Mr Jones said it was the only public road between Malvern and Hereford. Mr Wilesmith moved that this matter be left in the bands of the deputation. Mr Moerschell seconded, and said Messrs. Ballard and Jones deserved the thanks of the Conservators for the trouble they had taken. The motion was carried. THE QUARRY TRAFFIC. The Chairman said there was a matter which did not concern their Board, but which would be interesting to the members, and he produced a copy of an agreement be- tween the Herefordshire County Council and the Colwall Park Quarry Company. It was headed "Colwall Park Extraordinary Traffic," and the Surveyor recommended that an agree- ment for the Colwall Park Quarry Company to pay 3d per ton per mile hauling be entered into. This was included in the Highways and Bridges Committee's report to the Herefordshire Council, and the report adopted without comment. That was a settlement between the Quarry Company and the Herefordshire County Council. Mr Jones said the Malvern Authority could not get the traffic made extraordinary on their side of the hills. In reply to the Chairman, the Assistant Ranger said he had repaired the holes in the Jubilee Drive with gravel, as directed. THE BY-ELECTION. The Clerk announced that Mr W T Price, builder, Saville Row, was elected a Conser- vator in the place of Mr M Jones, there being no other nomination. IMPROVEMENT ON THE HILLS. Mr Pedlingham suggested that there were <8ome tree guards which he thought the Conservators could be able to get for planting trees on the Jubilee Drive. Mr Moerschell offered to give 20 trees for the purpose, and the offer was gratefully accepted, and a committee appointed to carry out the selection and planting. DAMAGE TO TURF. The Ranger reported damage done to turf by brick hauling along the Jubilee Drive, from Wilson's Brickyard, Belmont, and the clerk was directed to send in a claim to the offenders. The Secretary of the West Malvern Im- provement Association has promised to sub- scribe J61 Is towards the funds for the path- way to tbe hills at Broome Lodge, and the new gate to the sams, FINANCE. It was resolve to issue the annual precepts on the overseers of the various parishes, for collection of the Conservators' rate. Mr Jones (secretary of the Finance Committee) said the finances of the Board were as fol- lows £ 101 15s deposit account, total L161 lis 6d current account, total Y,263 6s 6d and cheques were drawn at the present meeting for lr,31 18s Id, which would have to be deducted. Mr Wilesmith was elected a member of the Finance Committee.
I MONTHLY AGRICULTURAL REPORT. 1 The monthly report of the Board of I Agriculture and Fisheries for this month, for the counties of Worcester, Hereford, and Gloucester, is as follows I AUTUMN CULTIVATION. I The weather during the month has been mild and open except towards the end, when some snow and frost was experienced. Work is generally forward and sowing has made good progress. Autumn-sown. crops are generally healthy and vigorous, with a good plant. It is estimated that some 85 per cent. of the land intended for wheat has, already been sown, which is considerably more than bad been got in at this time last year. I SEEDS. I Where a good plant was secured seeds I are generally healthy and vigorous, but in I some cases they are patchy and thin. I POTATOES. I It is estimated that rather more than half the potatoe crop in this division has been sold, more having been disposed of in Gloucester than in the other counties. I TURNIPS AND SWEDES. I The quality of turnips and swedes is generally fair the roots are small but fairly sound. In north-west Gloucester they are reported to be very poor, and in south Hereford turnips are moatly top, but have produced more food for sheep than was anticipated. t EWES AND OTHER STOCK. J The mild and open weather has enabled stock to be kept on the pastures and all classes of stock are reported to be healthy and to have done well. I LABOUR. I The supply of labour is sufficient through- out the division, except in north Worcester, where it is said to be scarce.
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I NEWENT. SUPPEIt.-On Friday last the adult members of St Mary's Church Choir were entertained to supper by Mr E C de Peyer. FIREWORK DISPLAY.—The grounds at Newent Court were illuminted with a splendid display of fireworks on Saturday evening last by Mr Block, of London. Mr E C de Peyer kindly invited everyone to see it, the consequence being that many hundreds were present to witness the finest display ever given in Newent. PARISH COUNCIL.-The monthly meeting of Newent Parish Council was held on Monday night at the Sessions' Court Room. In the absence of Col W F N Noel (Chairman), Mr W A Martin presided, and others present were Mrs Hutchinson, Messrrs Douglas, H Lancaster, J Hawes, and J Cowles. It was unanimously agreed that the Cemetery Committee should have full powers to improve the pathway leading to the chapel by having a board for the bier, and also to have the bier re-washered and provided with new leather straps, etc. The question of Insurance of the Clerk to the Parish Council was discussed, and the Clerk was in. structed to fill up the form and return to the National Health Insurance Committee. The spraying of the roads in Newent gave rise to a long discussion, and finally it was decided that the Council were not in favour of tar spraying, but were greatly in favour of macadam to be used on the roads. Cheques for 226 were signed.
I CYCLECAR AND MOTOR CYCLE NOTES. I [Br (rrm ] I THE ROAD PRORLEM. I HEADLIGHTS AND DOGS-A GROWL. The road problem is becoming acute, the alternate frost and thaw of the past week or so, has drawn the attention of all road users to the absolute inadequacy of the ordinary mud-granite road (they are not Macadam as as made in the time of McAdam, 1756—1836) for the purpose of carrying fast and heavy traffic of the present day. Possibly if all our macadamised roads were laid in the manner .invented be McAdam, and none but the best materials used, this type of road might give a certain amount of satisfaction, but with matters as they are, it is high time that a National enquiry were made into the whole subject of our roads, not only the main County roads, but the roads which come into the areas of Urban and Rural District Councils, and also many of the roads leading out of the big Cities, and some system of National supervision or inspection should be instituted. This may seem rather a sweeping suggestion, but the necessity of some such scheme becomes more apparent daily, as more and more heavy motor vehicles are put upon the roads, and the surface of the roads becomes worse and worse, and there are so many glaring examples of incompetent or neglectful road officials, though of course this does not apply to all districts where the surveyors and others in charge of the road are brilliant exceptions, as shown for instance by the Cheshire, Worcestershire, Leicester and Gloucestershire County roads. The Road Board, the body which has to allot the funds accumulated under the petrol tax, appears to be allotting the funds at its disposal in a very judicious manner, so far as the constitution of the body will allow, though I have come across one or two examples where grants have been made by the Road Board to aid local authorities in the reconstruction or alteration—not repair—of certain roads, and the alterations have been carried out in such a disgraceful manner that within a few months the roads have been as bad again. Such cases prompt one to suggest the real necessity of some system of inspection whereby the Road Board would not only be able to determine whether a grant should be made in aid of some useful road work, but would also be able to see that that work was carried out properly in the interests not only of road users as a whole, but also in the interests of the local ratepayers. There i& no doubt that large sums of money are at present being wasted on road repairs that, can have no lasting effect, and which will soon have to be either undertaken again or entirely new roads paid, and there is no one to stop this waste. Possibly it may be said that the finances of the authorities concerned will not allow of more permanent repairs or reconstruction, but surely this can easily be shown to be false economy, it having already been proved in several cases that it is possible to lay roads which though far more expensive in the first cost than any ordinary class of macadam road, will actually come out cheaper in the end. Whether the results of experi- ments on road surfaces and road faking generally are not sufficiently widely circulated amongst the road surveyors of the country, I do not know, but it does seem as though the facts were either not sufficiently widely known or else professional jealousy will not allow of any extensive copying of successful schemes. The institution of the Central Road Authority which would work hand in hand with the Road Board as at present constituted, or reconstructed of the Road Board to give it absolute control over all road schemes and money required in connection therewith, is urgently required. By this means a system of unification would be brought into existence which would result in a great saving of public money and a more uniform and more efficient system of roads. There is fortunately a body already formed which is doing a great deal in the interests of road users all over the country. This is the Roads Improvement Association, a body constituted of the representatives of all clagpes of road users, but where in certain districts the authorities show their willingness to pay heed to the recommendations and suggestions of the local centres of the R.I.A. in other districts the Authorities are just the reverse, and they pay little attention to the claims and representations of either the R.I.A. or any one else. In June last year a conference took place in London under the aegia of the R.I.A., and no doubt similar conferences will be arranged during the coming year. Con- sidering the very large sums raised by motorists from the petrol tax and in view of the very large proportion of motorists to other road users, the main road traffic out of the towns must be composed of more than 75 per cent. of motors according to the latest returns. Motorists should take up the question in the district in which they reside, and representation should be made to the local parliamentary representatives with a view to the whole question being thoroughly gone into. Here is useful work for the A.A. and M.U., and the Royal Automobile Club, and it is to be hoped that these bodies will take up the question at once. Unless the road problem is attacked in a national, and not in a parochial manner as at present, it is destined to have a very serious effect on the whole country, not only from the motorists' point of view, but from a national point of view, as it must affect the prosperity of the whole community if our road transit system is crippled as it must ultimately be if the roads are allowed to become cut up as they are being cut up in so many places. If a series of conferences are called on the subject during the coming year this will be a means of calling attention to the problem, and ultimately a National Road Board, having full powers of supervision, may come into being. In the meantime the appointment of one or two inspectors under the Road Board as at present constituted, would have e very great moral effect, and would at least insure that the money grants made by the Road Board were being spent to the best advantage, whereas with matters as they are there is absolutely no check on the money, or the manner in which it is being utilised. HEAD LIGHTS. It is time, I think, that motorists who drive big cars with powerful head lights as well as side lights, bad their attention called to what I can only call the snobbish practice of driving through well lighted towns and suburban roads which have lamps to light them, with the head lights on at full blaze. There is absolutely no necessity for such a glare of light to any thoroughfare where there are lights on the side walks, and vith every up-to-date car equipped with electric headlights which can be switched on or off without the least trouble, there is not the slightest excuse. In the case of cars with acetylene headlights there is more excuse for driving through a town with the lights full on, though even in these cases it is an easy matter to lower the flame. I am aware that a great majority of motorists realise the in- convenience, not to say danger, to other road users, caused by the use of these powerful lights when driving amongst other traffic, but there still exist others who either do not realise the inconvenience they are causing, and who doubtless will avoid the use of head- lights in future when their attention is drawn to the matter, or who think it the thing to make as ostentatious a show as possible on every occasion. I have seen cars driven in towns with no less than six front electric lights, two headlights, two dashboard lights and two sidelights perched upon the canopy. Such an exhibitien can only be regarded as snobbery in the highest form, but the disuse of headlights in towns by all who realise the dangers will perhaps have the effect of causing an ultimate disuse by all. In certain parts of Paris it is interesting to note that powerful headlights are for- bidden by law. DOGS. Every motorist knows what a frightful pest dogs are when passing through thickly populated areas, and though they know that to kill a dog by running over it when it is not under proper control is con- 8ider admissable by the law as a rule, every motorist tries ai far as possible to avoid running into the peat. How many accidents have been caused through motor- ists endeavouring to avoid ruuning into dogs one does not know, but there must have been scores. They are also respon- sible for a good deal of nervous strain and worry, yet the non-motoring public seem to think that a motorist who runs over a dog, perhaps after trying his best to avoid it, is a callous brute. Surely it is time that dogs were kept under proper control when taken on the main roads, both for the sake of the dog and the owner. Public attention might be called to the matter to the ad vantage of all concerned. Possibly there are pedes- trians who will say that motorists already have too much of the road, and that they have as much right to take their dogs for a stroll along the roads as the motorists have to drive their cars along them. This is not so, however, for the dogs should legally be under control, and if dog owners were to take a 100-mile ride,' passing through, say, half-a-dozen towns, they would very soon realise the necessity of keeping dogs on the leash, both for the safety of the dog and that of the motorist and other road users. Children and thoughtless pedestrians are bad enough, but dogs are the limit, and if in time dog owners do not take care to keep their dogs off the road, motorists must retaliate by taking ordinary precautions to avoid the dogs, but they need not run the risk of doing damage to themselves and to others by sudden application of the brakes or sudden swerves, as is frequently the case now.
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Ledbury Produoe Market. There was a moderate attendance, and not much produce on offer. Prices :— Batter (wholesale), Is 3d per Ib „ (retail) Is 5d per lb Eggs (wholesale), 10 for Is i (retail), 6 for la Fowls, 4s 6d to 5s per couple Rabbits, 8d and 9d each. Potatoes, lOd to Is per peck. Apples, Is per peck.
Ledbury Corn Market. The market at the Feathers Hotel Cora Ex- change on Tuesday was very well attended. A plentiful supply all round. Quotations :— Wheat (new), 3s lid to 4s Id. Beans, 3s lid to 4s Id Peas, 3s 9d to 4s 31 Vetches, 4s 6d to 5s Rye, 4s Oats (old), 22* to 28s per qr. „ (new), 20s to 22s per qr. Flour, firm. Maize, 25s to 2" d Der qr. English Barley, 28J to 32s. Foreign Barley, 22s to 25s 400 f.o.r. Sharpness. Bran, j65 to JE5 10s per ton.
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t HEREFORDSHIRE TEACHERS' DEMANDS. I Will thare Ha a Strike ? The question of teachers' salaries w is dis- j cussed at a meeting of the Herefonishiie j County Council, held at Hereford on Satur- day, under the presidency of Colonel Prescott Decie. The Education Committee reported that during the past quarter considerable atten- tion had been given to the question of salaries, particularly those of head teachers, as it was represented to the Committee that the salaries of Herefordshire teachers were lower than the salaries paid to teachers in other counties. The teachers also asked for a scale of salaries. The Committee had decided by 33 votes to 2 that it was not desirable to establish a scale of salaries. They had also arrived at the conclusion that the salaries of head teachers in some cases were lower than those paid to teachers in most other counties, and they had unanimously decided to increase them to the extent of 11,300, the increase to take effect as from January 1, 1914. This, how- ever, had not had the desired effect, and the teachers stated they would be satisfied with an adequate scale of salaries. To emphasise their determination to have a scale of salaries, 102 head teachers and 31 assistant teachers (after making allowance for 11 withdrawals) had resigned, but in the case of 31 assistant teachers who bad resigned, each was the wife of a master of a school. Without advertising the Committee had received a considerable number of applications for these posts, the majority of which would become vacant on January 31, and the Com- mittee hoped there would not be any serious difficulty in filling the places of all teachers who had resigned. I I "NO HOSTILITIES." I Sir James Rankin, Bart., moved the adop- tion of the report, and said the question of the salaries had given the Committee a good deal of trouble. We regret very much," he added, that the teachers have thought it necessary to strike against us, and that no mutual consideration should be shown. I have no doubt that if that mutual con- sideration bad been sought without a strike, it would have been shown, and the whole question would have been considered in a much more proper and amicable spirit. I hope the teachers will understand there is no hostility in the minds of the Education Committee towards them. We have already shown our willingness to meet a good deal of the teachers' complaints by increasing their salaries by a very considerable amount. We have increased them already by about £ 1,300, because we found that a good many of the low salaries complained of were not quite as much as the salaries paid in other counties. That was to show the teachers, the County Council, and the ratepayers that the Committee is not antagonistic to the teachers at all. I say this on behalf of the Committee as well as my own behalf that we shall be sorry to lose them. (Applause.) There is one point on which they and we differ entirely, and it is in regard to a scale of salaries. The Committee which was specially to go into the whole matter came to the conclusion that they could not grant a scale of salaries, and they were altogether supported by the full Education Committee on that point. I look upon a scale of salaries as certainly not a good thing for the Educa- tion Committee, and not a desirable thing for the teachers. Surely a good teacher should be promoted and should get some encouragement. To make a hard and fast scale, so that the good, bad, and indifferent teachers altogether are paid the same wage, is a very undesirable arrangement. Mr F Ballard (Colwall): No one has suggested such a proposal as that. NO PROSPECT OF A SCALE. I Sir James Rankin I am all for encourag- ing a good teacher, but I am certainly not in favour of encouraging a bad teacher. It is far better that teachers should be paid according to their merits rather than there should be a scale. As far as I know there will not be a scale granted to the teachers. If the teachers are striking for a scale and nothing else, and that scale is not granted to them, we shall have to part with them, and we shall be very reluctant to see them abandon their positions. I hope that will not be the case, and that the teachers will see it is better to fall into line and say to them- selves, Although we have not got a scale we have bad our salaries considerably increased. Proceeding, Sir James hoped they would come to some terms. He thought that to a very great extent the teachers were fairly happy in their present homes, and a great many of them at all events did not want to go although they had been constrained to hand in their resignations. Mr Hopkins (Ledbury) pointed out that the Committee had also decided to bring the teachers' salaries under review annually. Mr Ballard said the education in Worcester- shire was better than in Herefordshire. Miners and doctors were allowed to have a minimum wage, and he wanted to know why schoolmagterr in this county should not have one also. (Laughter.) If they had bad teachers they should have turned them out long ago. He thought the Committee had started on a fight in which they would be heavily beaten. He wished to dissociate himself from the action of the Committee. In his opinion the Board of Education would not be worth their salt if they did not ride over their heads. He hoped they would. Mr Langford (Hereford) said teachers wanted a scale so that they should not have to depend on the reports of the managers for increases in their salary. Those reports might be withheld at the present time for reasons which were not educational, and that was the strong objection. The Education Committee had muddled things badly. Mr E F Bulmer hoped the Committee would negotiate with the Teachers' Union to avoid the disastrous results of a strike. If the schools were closed the education of the children would suffer. Colonel Prescott Decie said the National Union of Teachers had been guilty of gross and habitual misrepresentation but in the end the feeling was that the teachers' official representatives could, if v they wished, approach the Committee, although at the Committee meeting it was stated that negotiations could not be renewed. The report was adopted. There have been 218 resignations and a few withdrawals, and the Committee state that as far as applications for the vacancies are concerned matters are satisfactory, in spite of the fact that the National Union of Teachers have prohibited applications and guaranteed the strikers full pay.
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FOOTBALL NOTES. I [BY THE TYKE."] I There were only three games in the Worcester League on Saturday, these being between Hereford City and Colwall, Young Liberals and Stourport Swifts, and St Clement's and Droitwich United. At Here- ford the Citizens beat Colwall, who played ten men all through. by 8-0, Stourport Swifts beat Young Liberals 7-1, and St Clements and Droitwich played a draw of a goal each. To-day (Saturday) Ledbury Town will be engaged in a Worcester Junior cup-tie, when they receive a visit from Norton Barracks in the third round. Although the Town have reached the third round, yet they have not played in either of the previous rounds, as Bromyard Rovers and Hereford City respectively scratched to them in the previous stages. On Saturday week last Much Marcle paid a visit to Ross Kvrle in the Ross and District League and were heavily beaten by 7 goals to 1. The return match came off last Satur- day, when Much Marcle fielded a vastly different team, including five of the regular players of the Ledbury Town Worcester League team. This told its tale and the Cider Boys had their revenge, winning by four clear goals. The teams were:— Much Marcle —Hodges Smith, Partridge W Powell, Markey, Weblev Pudge, Davis, Whittaker, J Taylor, C Taylor. Ross Kyrle -Davis; Morgan, Parry Bennett, Waites, Davia Bennett, Lerigo, Battersea, Llewellyn, Clode. It could not be said that there was much to enthuse over in the first half, with just one or two exceptions. As a rule tbe respecti ve pairs of backs were more than enough to com- bat the opposing forwards and what shots were got in were wide of the mark. Hodges had a sinecure in the Marcle goal, and the two forwards who most threatened danger were Battersea and Bennett, the latter being very smart at outside right. Pudge several times got away on the Marcle right, and from one of his centres C Taylor had a glorious chance but put weakly by. Then Whittaker, who had not been doing very well, received iu a good position, and drove home an oblique shot which Davis could not reach. By this goal Marcle led at half- time. » • The opening of the second half was some- what tame, and then for about half-an-hour the game was as exciting as one could wish for. Marcle began to get the upper hand, and shots were rained on Davis, some of them of not much account, it is true, but still, the Marcle forwards and halves kept shooting. Then the Ross backs began to waver under heavy pressure, and at length Joe Taylor got in one of his specials, which Davis had no chance with. Ross broke away, but were sent back, and Joe Taylor sent his elder .brother going, and the outside left added the third goal with a fine shot after travelling half the length of the field. Before the close C Taylor got in a good centre to Whittaker, who scored the fourth goal in a similar manner to the first. Much Marcle ran out winners by 4 goals to nil. The Marcle team was naturally much strengthened by the inclusion of Smith, Partridge, W Powell, Pudge and J Taylor. Their experience of better class football could be easily noted, and so finely did Smith and Partridge defend that Ross never looked like scoring, and it is a question if Hodges touched the ball for a shot more than once. Powell worked hard at right half, and so eager was he for work that he was often found in the centre of the field, but he backed up the forwards well. Markey, though slow, headed finely all through, and Webley was another man on the slow side, but improved wonderfully in the second half. Forward Joe Taylor was easily the pick, and the chances he gave the men each side of him were innumerable. C Taylor played well in the second half, and Whittaker and Davis also showed much better form after the interval. Pudge was given few chances. III The best man on the side was the Ross goalkeeper, who played a cool, clever game, and one save of his, when he was charged in possession after stopping a hot shot, was very fine. He was coolness personified, and had 1.0 chance with the shots that beat him. Morg and Parry were good backs up to a poim, but they were outplayed in the second half, and had a gruelling time. Waites was the best of the halves, and Battersea and Bennett were two good forwards, but were not well supported.
WORCESTER & DISTRICT LEAGUE. Division I. LEAGUB TABLE TO DATE. PI'd won lost dru for apst Ptt Hereford City 13.10. I 2.51). 12.22 Badsey 114ingers 12.10. 2. 0.37.1 L .:?!) Stourport Swifts 12. S) 1. 2.3"». I4.20 ). 14 t) Droitwich United 13. 8. 2. 3.45 ..22 ..19 Norton Barracks .11. 6. 4. 18.104.22.168 Evesham United .13. 6.. 6. 22.214.171.124 Ledbury Town .I:L. 5. 7. 126.96.36.199 St Clement's R'ng'rs 13. 4. 6. 3.2S.36.11 Young Liberals 13 4. 8. 1.27.40. 9 Stoke United .12. 4. 8. 0.17.23. S Eveshaiu Wanderers 12. 3. 9. 0.11.39. 6 West Malvern .H. 2. 8. 1 14 31. 5 Colwall 14. 2.11. I. 13 55. :1,
» —— FIXTURES AND REFEREES FOR JANUARY. DIVISION I. Jan 24—St. Clement's v. Stourport Swifti A Tunstall. Jan 24-Yoitug Liberals v Stoke United A H Kidd. Jan 24—Ledbury Town v. Hereford City; E Rowlands. Jan 24-Colwall v. Badsey Rangers A H Crockett. Jan 24-Wegt Malvern v. Evesham Wanderers F Evans. Jan 24—Evesham UBited v. Norton Barracks T Malin. Jan 31-Stourport Swifts v. Norton lldorracks; H Bragg. Jan 31— Eveshaiu Wanderers v LedbmyTowo; W J Davey. Jan 31-St. Clement's v. West Malvern C Rowberry.
HEREFORDSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE. PI'd won loit drn for ag,,it, P,,& Burley Gate 12. 9. 2. I 44 16.19 Wye Valley 12. 9. 3. 0.38.13. IS R A.M.C 10 6. 2. 188.8.131.52 Stretton United 11. 5. 4. 2.19 18 1-1 "Byford United 11. 6. 5. 0.19.27.10 .Burghill United. 12. 3. 5. 4.24.34. 7 Madley 11. 2 5. 3.12.18. & Ledbury Brotherhood 8. 2. 5. 1 19 19.5, Pontrilas & District 10. 2. 7. 1. 8.34 5 tlugwardine United. 9. 1. 8. 0. 6.28. O *Two points deducted in each case for playing ineligible players, fLugwardine have resigned.
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FOOTBALL FIXTURES. WORCESTER AND DISTRICT LEAGUE. LEDBURY TOWN. Jan 24-Hereford City, home Jan 31—Evesham Wanderers, away Feb 7-Culwall, home Feb 14-Stourport Swifts, away Feb 21—Norton Barracks, away Feb 28-Eveqham United, home —West Malvern, away March 21-Norton Barracks, home April 4-Badsey Rangers, home April 18-Droitwich United, home April 25 —Stourport Swifts, home COLWALL. Jan 24-Badsey Rangers, home Feb 14-Evesham United, away Feb 21-Yotiog Liberals, home Feb 2S Norten Barracks, away Mar 7—Evesham Wanderers, home Mar 14—St Clements, away Mar 21-Stenrport. Shifts, away Mar 28- Stoke United, home Apr 4—Evesham United, home Apr 11—Stoke United, away Apr 25—Droitwich United, away
HEREFORDSHIRE JUNIOR LEAGUE. BROTHERHOOD F.C. Jan 17—Wye Valley, away Jan 24—Barley Gate, home Jan 31-StretLon, away Feb 14—K.A.M.C., home i Feb 21 — fmgwardiue. home Mar 7-Madley, away Mar l-i-Pontrilu,
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