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IEDBUBY BOARD OF GUARDIANS.…

LEDBURY RURAL DISTRICT COUNCIL.

II-TEACHERS' STRIKE OYER.

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I NATIONAL SERVICE LEAGUE.

I-INQUEST AT LEDBURY.

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HUNTING.

I'RECORD DAY WITH LEDBURY…

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I' RECORD DAY WITH LEDBURY BEAGLE- HARRIERS. Friday, February 13.-This clinking little pack met at Town Farm Cross Roads, Castle Froome, where we have several good, old sporting farmers and sympathetic landlords, with the result that when meets are in that district hares are numerous and sport good, but Friday eclipsed all our pleasant experiences. A young hare was quickly found in Mr Ockey's large field near the Town. Hounds need: her away to the wood a bove the Town Farm, running her round, and she was soon forced out down by Moorend and pulled down in Mrs Harrington's hopyard, after a short run of about 25. minutes. Drawing the same field a fine Jack hare was found, and her principal points were the wood above the Town, by the Moorend across the valley over the top end of Mepp Hill, across Mr Walter Pitt's orchard, crossing the road as making for Ansnett, but bearing right-handed ran over Wassington Farm round above Mr Harris's, Upleadon Court, nearly to Mr Bert Homes's, turning left-handed through Ansnett across Mr Pitt's field to top of the witch above White House, and ran the road by White House to a meadow near Suffield where she crossed over to top of Mepp Hill. Down the valley again on to Mr Taylor's hopyard, where, turning across to a small coppice near Mr Harrington's, of Moorend, hounds pulled her down after a fast run of just over the hour. We then spent a very pleasant half-hour enjoying Mrs Harring- ton's kind hospitality, while hounds rested. On drawing again we found in Mr Pudge's (Frogend) hopyard I) hare which gave us the run of the day. Her first point was the wood above the Town Farm. Pushed out of there she made back to Millend, turned back to Mr Pudge's hopyard, then away across meadows to Five Bridges, where she crossed the Froome within about twelve yards of bridge. The river was three-quarters full and it was a pretty sight to see the little hounds as carried down stream, fighting their way across. They their way across. They were soon over, and running as for Leighton, but turning left-handed ran up meadows in direction of Millend, recrossed brook, ran to top of meadows above Moorend, sharp right-handed down in front of Moorend, across Birchend hop- yard, left-handed up into Birchend Bank Wood, the valley ringing with music as hounds pushed her round the wood, forcing her away at the extreme end across road which leads to Stanley Hill. She went away down orchard across above Gold Hill, over Cold Green hopyards and over road, as if making for Staplow, but turning right-handed recrossed road where it branches for Swinmore, ran up over the hill through Ans- nett, across Mr Pitt's meadow on to field below Redcastle. Here a storm came on and pace was slower, but still the gallant little pack pushed on across Mr Pitt's field and Mr Taylor's hop- yard to a heavily manured hopyard near to Moorend, where for first time for two hours hounds chocked, and we were content to call them off after a record run of full three hours. We think we must have changed in the early part of run, as the hare could hardly have stood up the time, the double distance between extreme points of this run would be eight miles, but as hounds ran I think they must have travelled close on ten miles. OLD SPORT.

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I LEDBIJRY AND DISTRICT AIR-RIFLE…

I WELLINGTON HEATH.

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