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Ross FARMERS' COMPLAINT.—At a largely- attended meeting of the Ross Branch of the National Farmers' Union on Friday, over which Mr J G Protheroe, of Rudge, presided, i important agricultural questions were discussed, including the present tlwine fever regulations. Mr J P Griffiths, the organising secretary for South Herefordshire, said the present swine fever regulations made it extremely difficult for farmers residing on the borders of Gloucester- shire, Herefordshire, and Worcestershire to remove pigs from one county to another. No farmer could purchase pigs and take them into Gloucestershire unless for immediate slaughter, and this they desired to remedy. Mr A. G. Evans proposed that the Union approach the Board of Agriculture and the County Council urging that they should be allowed to remove swine from one market to another, and that Form 0" would be quite sufficient for the purpose. Mr Percy Preece seconded the reso- lution, which was carried unanimously.
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PLACES OF INTEREST IN AND AROUND LEDBURY. Dog Hill. A lofty eminence just above the Church, and overlooking the town, giving a clear view of the Marcle Hills, and a panoramio view of the country this side the hills, There are +.hreo jubilee seats placed on the top The place cap be approached from Church-street or through the clr archyard. Eastnor Castle. A little over two miles from Ledbury. The Castle is a fine baronial mansion, with massive towers, and is partly surrounded by a fine sheet of water. Inside the Castle are fine works of art, by the best masters, some beautiful specimens of tapestry, and an inter- esting collection of armour. Bronsil Castle. r rom Lecibury miles. Unce the residence of Lord Beauchamp, Lord Treasurer to Henry VI. Encompassed with a deep moat, overhung with ancient yew trees, supposed to be four centuries old. It is now in ruins. The Obelisk. On the Malvern Range, overlooking Bronsil Castle. It is 90 feet high and was erected in memory of Lord Chancellor Somers and various members of the Somers family. Bradlow Knoll. About 1 mile from the town, and a pleasant walk to the summit. Extensive views can be obtained when the atmosphere is bright. Gloucester Cathe- dral tower is plainly seen with the naked eye, and also the white cliffs above Cheltenham. In the west may be seen the Black Mountains, and May Hill in the Forest of Dean, to the south-west. Wellington Heath. This lovely hamlet lies about li miles north-west of Ledbury. It is somewhat of a miniature Mal- vern, standing on hilly ground, though it is hid from view from the town of Ledbury by the Frith Wood, behind which it is sheltered from the north. The houses are dotted here and there between the two hills. The road leading to the Heath is rather hilly in parts, and its undulating formation gives it a romantic touch. Hope End, once the residence of Elizabeth Barrett- Browning, the poetess, is close to the village, but the building afterwards gave way to a modern mansion, built by the late Mr C A Hewitt, who was unfortunately compelled to leave the place owing to it being gutted by fire. From the top of the Heath some lovely landscapes are obtained. The Worcestershire Beacon. The highest of the Malvern Range, 1,396 feet high. Immediately overlooking the town of Malvern, 8 miles from Ledbury. From the top, when a clear day, may be seen the Bristol Channel, Worcester (8 miles), Gloucester (20), Cheltenham (22), Tewkes- bury Abbey (14), Hereford Cathedral, Evesbam (21), the Wrekin, Clee Hills, Radnor Forest, May Hill, the Cotswolds, Edge Hill, etc., etc. A series of carriage drives to the top of the hill has been con- structed, and affords easy access to visitors either on foot or by carriage. As a permanent memorial of her late Majesty's long reign, the Diamond Jubilee Committee of 1897 set apart from the subscriptions it received several hundred pounds for the erection of an Indicator, which occupies the site of the great bonfire on the summit of the hill, On a marble base and truncated pillar, bearing the appropriate inscription, "The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof," is fixed a circular platoof phosphor bronze, protected by a thick sheet of plate glass. On it is engraved a map of the surrounding country for a distance of 66 miles, Round the margin is a reproduction of the most salient features of the landscape, with their names and distances in miles. Places actually visible under favourable conditions and whose direction merely is. owX\ are indicated by different kinds of type.
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CYCLECAR AND MOTOR CYCLE I I NOTES. [BY CELERITER.] I THE MOTOR CYCLISTS' DERBY. I THE JUNIOR TOURIST TROPHY RACE. I What a relief it must be to the riders in the T.T. race when it is over, when they have had a rest and can settle down to the calm contemplation of their exciting rides. Even the riders who have done well and had no serious breakdowns or involuntary stoppages most be thankful there is not another T.T. for another 12 months. The speed merchant who glories in his 40, 50, or even 60 mile an hour spurts on the open road, can hardly realise what it means to ride in a T. T. where the engine is reviving" all out for hours up hill and down dale, faster and faster, and yet faster still must be the motto of every T.T. rider; the corners must be taken at what would be oonsidered breakneck speed in every day riding and many are the spills resulting therefrom, but heedless of the possibilities the T.T. rider must keep pushing on and on and on. What a strain it must be and what risks the riders have to face, and what a price may have to be paid in the endeavour to gain the coveted Tourist Trophy. In spite of all this there were 49 good men and brave who faced the starter on the day of the Junior Race. Several had bad spills in the practicing, and even though only partly recovered they were only too anxious to start in the race. Young Howard Newman, who bad the misfortune to be badly thrown in the practicing owing to a careless youngster running across the road, was one of the very plucky ones, as he was in none too strong a state when he brought his machine up to the starting line, and in fact bad to receive strong nourishment to keep him going during the race. His pluck is on a parallel with that of Mason, who was in a. similar condition at the start of last year's race, and who had to be half carried off the course in a state of collapse at the end of the jrsce in which he was victorious. Fortunately there has been no serious aocident during either race, in fact the most serious accidents appear to have been during the practising, excepting F J Walker's smash. He came in third in the Junior Race, but was unable to pull his machine up, or else in the excitement of finishing be lost his head and crashed into a barrier at fall speed. At the time of writing the poor fellow is reported unconscious with a fractured skull. It is to be sincerely hoped that be will make a speedy recovery, and that the tragedy of poor Bateman's death last year will not be repeated. The exciting finishes of both races last year, when only 46 seconds separated the riders in the Junior Race and five seconds separated the first and second men in the Senior Race, were not repeated this year. Eric Williams, who won the Junior Race, was clocked in four minutes and 44 second. earlier than C Williams, who, by the way, is no relation to Eric of the same clan, though ttie difference between the second and third men was not so marked as last year, being just over eight minutes as compared to 22 minutes last year. LESSONS OF THE JUNIOR RACE. I 49 competitors started in the Junior Race, and of the-e 30 were fortunate enough to oomplete the course, the first man taking 4 hours and 6 minutes to cover the course of 187 miles, and the 30th man taking 6 hours aDd 39 minutes. The winner's speed worked out at an average of 45.58 miles an hour, which is nearly 2 miles an hour faster than the winner's time last year. When it is remembered that the time includes the time taken for replenishments and other stops, and most machines stopped at least once on each of the five circuits of the course, then one can realise what a high maximum speed the winning machine must touch. The fastest lap time was put up by Williams, the winner, and averages out at 47t m.p.h.,which is a record. The record last year was put up by Mason, who average 45.4 miles an hour for the Jap. One cannot say what the maximam speed would be, but it would be probably in the neighbourhood of 55 to 65 miles an hours, and when it is remembered tMat this is indulged in many times during the course of each lap, one can realise the terrific strain to both machine and rider. Last year's T.T. was not without its lesson, and two of the most important of these, im- portant because they had to do with the safety of the riders, were regarding safety helmets and tyres. The Auto Cycle Union very wisely insisted on all riders wearing a specially designed safety helmet, and all machines had to have wheels fitted with tyre security bolts. There is every evidence that these precautions had been the means of averting more than one serious accident, both in the practising and in the race. One rider dented his rim very badly, yet the tyre did not come off, as the security bolt. held it. Had there been no security bolt, there might have been no rider to-day. The safety helmet proved their efficacy in very many instances, and though the riders did not take to them in the first place, there is not one of them now but who will admit that the helmets are fine things. One striking I fact in connection with the Junior Race is the almost entire reversal of last year's per- formances. In the first place 1914 can be looked upon as the first year in which the Junior event has been won by a single cylinder machine. In every previous year twin cylinder machines have carried off the the premier award, not only so, for last year out of the first six machines, only one- taking third place-was a single cylinder machine. This year, out of the first six machines, only two are twin cylinder, and these took third and fifth places respec- tively. Does this mean that the single cylinder machine is coming back into its own or is it simply that the smaller number of working parts of the single, score over the increased complication of the twin in long distance high speed trials? Another curious fact is that last year all the first six machines had belt drive, three being all belt, and three being combined belt and chain. This year the first four machines had chain drive, whilst the fifth and sixth had belt and chain drive respectively. Last year out of 22 finishers, 10 had combined chain and belt driven machines, 9 had all belt driven machines, while only three had chain driven machines. This year out of 30 finishers; no less than 15 had chain drive, an equal num- bers had combined belt and chain drive, and 19 had all belt drive. This looks like the very rapid introduction of chain drive, and the equally rapid death of belt drive. The only point is that the two leading facts taken together seems to rather contradict them- selves. Where a chain-driven machine is concerned, it is generally considered that a two-cylinder engine, with its more even turning movement, is more suited to the chain than a single-cylinder engine; yet here in the junior race we find that single- cylinder engines and chain drive gain a victory over twin-cylinder engines, and of belt drives; but on looking more closely into the fact one finds that of the 30 machines to finish, 14 were chain-driven and only five of these 14 were single-cylinder machines. Of the remaining 16 machines, half were belt-driven and the other half were combined belt and chain-driven. The two-stroke machines, of which so much was expected, did not come up to the expecta- tions by a very long way. Pike on a Levis took 12th position Soresby on a Peco," an engine which was making its T.T. debut, came in 21st, and Jenkins on an "Ivy" two-stroke, was 27th, whilst Veasey on a "Levis," the last two-stroke machine to finish before the course was closed, only took 30th position. The re- maining three two-stroke machines entered did not finish. One could only say that the two-stroke machines did better than last year, for then only one machine out of the three entered managed to finish, gaining 12th position, the two other machines being knocked out in the first round. It is curious that these machines did not put up a better performance, especially as they are among the lightest machines in the race, and also seeing that their bigger brothers, the Scott machine, have done so well in the senior races the last two years and again this year, but perhaps a comparison is hardly fair, as the bigger machines have two cylinder engines and water cooling. May be this is why they are more successful in a long all-out run. An interesting feature of the race and the sign of the progress and increased relia- bility of motor cycles as a whole during the past twelve months is the fact that whereas only 22 machines out of 44 starters managed to finish last year, this year there were 30 finishers from 49 starters. As a matter of fact there appear to have been far fewer serious breakdowns this year than ever, which rather leads one to believe that the T. T. has lost a great deal of its usefulness and instructiveness so far as the present type of motor cycle is concerned. Possibly the makers may have learned some points in connection with chain drive, carburation, lubrication and gear problems, but in the main there is nothing very novel incor- porated in the build of any of the machines in the junior race, and therefore there are no new features to be tested, as for instanqe there was when the two-speed gear first made its appearance in the T.T. So far as the 1914 junior race is concerned, the countershaft type of gear seems to have come out with flying colours, as the majority of the machines to finish were fitted with this type of gear. As the average speed is hardly likely to increase very much in future years owing to the difficulties of the course, and indeed no useful purpose would be served if it were increased, as the T.T. already is an excessive strain on all parts of the machine, which would never have had imposed upon it in the course of ordinary riding, the question of fixing a fuel limit in the future should be seriously considered by the A.C.U.. for by adopting some limit the interest in the race would be greatly increased, and, further, this would tend to develop the most economical machines and at the same time cut down the average speed now attained, which is thought by many to be far too dangerous already.
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PROFITABLE POULTRY CULTURE. i By RALPH R ALLEN, Lecturer to the Herts County Council; Editor of Monthly Hints on Poultry, Ac. (All rights reserved.) A SUCCESSFUL BREEDING SEASON. I (CONTINUED.) [Readers are particularly requested to note that this series of articles commenced with the first issue in January. In order to obtain their full value, the earlier articles should be read in conj unction with the current one.] VENTILATION DURING INCUBATION. I Under this heading many incubators are I lamentably weak. During the process of incubation the development germs absorb oxygen and emit carbon dioxide, or carbonic acid gas as it is more commonly known. If the latter is allowed to accumulate it stands to reason that the germs are weakened in fact, a well-known American expert. Professor Horace Atwood, states: It is my impression that bowel trouble and non-absorption of the contents of the yolk-sac—two very common ailments of incubator chicks-are frequently caused by lack of fresh air in the incubating chamber during the hatch." Plenty of fresh air, then, is necessary but even ventilation can be overdone. This brings us to THE MOISTURE QUESTION. I Too much ventilation means that the eggs will evaporate too quickly, causing the chicks to dry fast to the shell, producing cripples and destroying others. Vice versa, if sufficient evaporation does not take place, the chicks are weaklings, and have insufficient room to break their shell and so make good their escape. The difficulty, then, that confronts us is, what is the happy medium as regards evaporation during incubation to produce best results ? More attention has been paid to the solution of this in the United States of America than in this country. Over there it has been brought down to a hard and fast rule, whilst with us it has been left to the skill (or lack of it) of the operator, with about 50 per cent. of luck. I cannot do better than reproduce an extract from bulletin No. 73 which was issued by the U.S.A. Government, portions of which have been quoted by Professor Horace Atwood, in an able article which he contributed to the Reliable Poultry Journal on this subject. Experiments which I have personally conducted coincide with thes- results but, they have gone more deeply j lito the matter than time and opportunity have permitted me. The extract from bulletin No 73 is as follows :—
LOSS IN WEIGHT OF EGGS DURING I NATURAL INCUBATION. Artificial incubation is rapidly assuming immense importance not only on the large poultry farms where all of the hatching is done by incubators,, bot thousands of people who keep a few hens find that it is easier to hatch by artificial- methods. Artificial incubation would be more widely used if poultrymen had some. simple and reliable method of determining whether the eggs, while incubating; are receiving the proper amount of ventilation, and at the same time are not drying up too rapidly. A proper and uniform thmperature can usually be secured in most modern. makes of incubators, but at the present time operators rely almost entirely upon experience to determine whether the eggs are kept sufficiently moist and are receiving: enough ventilation for the best results. "It is true that charts have been con- structed showing the proper size of the air- cell for each day of the incubating period, but in using a chart considerable experience and good judgment are necessary, because the apparent size of the air-cells in individual eggs may vary considerably from each other in the same incubator, and the average size of the air-cells on any particular day may depart quite widely from the normal without an inexperienced operator realising that the incubation is not progressing in a satis- factory manner. In addition, the air-cells may be of proper size,, aad yet the embryos may perish either on, account of an in- sufficient amount of oaeygen, or because the gases resulting from. the growth of the embryos are not carried away with sufficient rapidity." (To be continued.) [Any enquiries concerning poultry- keeping addressed to our expert, Ralph R Allen, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., will be answered through these columns free, but those requiring a postal answer direct or sending birds for post-morteaf examination must remit a hall-Grown postal order.]
WYE TRAGEDY. I Inquest an Father and Child. I On Saturday last Mr T Hutchinson, county coroner, held an inquest on Ernest and Gladys Jenkios, father and daughter, who were drowned in the River Wye at Hereford. The jury returned an open verdict of Found drowned." The evidence of Nora Jenkins, a domestic servaut employed at the Wye Hotel, was that she last saw her father and sister/ who was. aged 10 years, on Wednesday. Her father was very depressed, and told her he had > been turned out of house and home and was going to a Hereford lodging-house. Wit- ness advised him not to go by the riverside as his sight was bad, but he replied, "Gladys will look after me." On Thursday witness inquired at Hereford lodging-houses, but nothing bad been heard of her father. He was nearly blind, could not attend his work, and bad drawn all the instirance money be was entitled to, which worried him exceed- ingly. Mrs Jenkins also gave evidence. Her hus- band had told her the state of his eyes would break his heart. They bad lived happily to- gether, and it was untrue to suggest that she turned her husband and Gladys out. Harold Bull and Sergeant Reynolds proved finding the bodies, and Dr G Donaldson Tullis stated that death was due to drown- ing. There was a bruise on the child's head, but be could not say whether this was due to a blow.
INVESTIGATING SWINE FEvzp. There has been considerable discussion lately on the question of swine fever, and the merits of the serum treatment have been considered, it is to be feared, not always relevantly to the value of innoculation as disclosed by reports from other countries. The situation is unquestionably rendered more difficult, and the issue more obscure, by the sharp criticism levelled by men of science against the efforts put forth by those who have control of the disease to extend our knowledge of it. It is contended that the attention given to veterinary science is ludi- crously inadequate, and that matters which affect domestic stock should come uuder the scrutiny of the pathologist, biologist, miscro- scopist, chemist, and agriculturist, so that by joint efforts, definite results might be obtained. The system of Government research, it is claimed, has certain apparent defects, and there seems no reason whatever, provided the money can be raised, why such highly equipped re- search institutions as Cambridge University should not take a share in the prosecution of investigation. Field experiments, of course, cannot be carried out promiscuously, and must be under the supervision of the authorities who control contagious disease. But it is not on record that sanction for these has been definitely refused, if indeed it has been asked. There is a strong movement amongst breeders of pigs who are dissatisfied with the state of things in favour of widening the basis of research. It is held that administrative duties are too exacting to run concurrently with careful supervision of delicate experiments, and that the latter should be placed in the hands of those whose entire time is spent in the laboratory. There should be no technical objection to experimentation on a large scale, s the cost of swine fever exceeds £ 100,000 annually, and its suppression would be a direct saving to the State, and an immense boon to the pig breeding industry. Un- fortunately the figures representing the number of outbreaks do not furnish an accurate re- trospect, as the small pig owner has been in later times supplanted by those who have some claim to be called pig breeders. Therefore the actual number of outbreaks probably affects a larger number of pigs than was formerly the case. Whatever element of truth is embodied in the statements made with respect to serum treatment history will record, but there are no two opinions held about the desirability of a deeper insight into the disease. Steps hasten- ing that end should be commendeclo
THE MEAIf LITTLE BILL. The Rector of Ledbury on the Welsh Church Bill. If tlte provisions of the Welsh- Church Bill were applied to the living of Ledbury, every single penny: of the present em*w ment would be- taken away,. Nothing would be left. The "mean little Bill" for robbing the Church in Wales of £ .157,000 a year of her endowments --so opposed to every idea of justice and fair play-so contrary to the spirit of the Lord's teaching, that Christians should do to others as they would men should do to them-bas- been passed for the third time in the House of Commons by a Government, entirely dependent on a coalition majority at a time when the con- stitution of the kingdom is suspended. Seeing that the country is being governed at the present time by a single chamber, it is difficult to see what can prevent this cruelly-unjust and immoral measure from disgracing the pages of the Statute Book, but we must pray and work that when another Government, which is not dependent upon Irish Roman Catholics for passing its measure for the spoliation of the Church in Wales, or upon the Welsh Nonconformists for passing its Home Rule Bill, comes into power, this Bill will be repealed. The Bill notoriously lacks anything in the way of public opinion. In spite of more than 200 great demon- strations and thousands of meetings through- out the land in spite of petitions from more than half-a-million people "in Wales, and two millions of people in England in spite of petitions which have been signed by 103 224 Nonconformists over 21 years of age in Wales, the Government have absolutely refused even to discuss the possibility of lessening any of the drastic and unfair provisions contained in the Bill. In the face of all the petitions that have, been signed, and the demonstrations that have been held, it is treating a question of. the mot profound National importance with mere flippancy and frivolity to place this Bill on the Statute Book, and to sever four Dioceses of the Church of England from that Church, against her will, without first taking the sense of the electors at a general election. The longer the Bill is studied, the more clearly does it show itself to be utterly mean and unfair, and no answer has been made to the simple question, What good ia it going to do to any living soul ? Some of the results of the Bill will be as follows :— (1) 4:157,000 a year will be taken away from the Church, and will be applied to secular uses. To take away money which, for centuries, has been devoted to the service of God, and to use it for purely secular objects is a cruel thing. (2) Tithe will still be paid. The old illusion, that, after the passing of the Bill, the Weisti farmer would no longer pay tithe, is dead. In future instead of tithe being paid to the Church for religious purposes, it will be paid to some secular authority for the support of museums, baths, and other like objects which have still to be manufactured. (3) Will the authors of this shameful Bill be the happier for knowing that they have cut off the four Welsh Dioceses from the Province of Canterbury, and that these Dioceses will be no longer represented in the convocation of Canterbury ? Recently Nonconformists in Wales refused to organise themselves separately from the Nonconformists in England because, they said, it would be against their best interests. And yet, by means of this Bill they are forcibly separating the Church in Wales from the Church in England (4) While Nonconformists are doing their best to raise sustentation funds for their ministers-, they are doing their best to deprive the Church of England of the funds she possesses for the maintenance of her clergy. They are robbing the Church for the benefit of museuins, of just the sort of endowments which they declare to be necessary for their own ministers. When Welsh Churchmen are making strenuous efforts to provide more maintenance for their clergy, to meet modern requirements, it is a most cruel thing to single out the poorest Dioceses of the Church of England for spoliation and impoverish- ment. The State does not need this money. The Church does. The only object, there- fore, which the Bill can have is not to obtain money for secular purposes, but to take it away from the Church. What commends this Bill to its promoters—as one of them stated—is that there is money in it." (5) There are 561 Church of England Curates in Wales, and for these men no provision of any sort is made. Not one penny of compensation is to be allowed to them. The hardship of their case is so evident that one would suppose that a remedy might easily be found to prevent this inj ustice, but nothing can or will be done because of the inflexible provisions of the Parliament Act, and because of the bitterness of those who have engineered the Bill. (6) The Churchyards in use are to be taken away from the Church, while the Nonconformists are to be allowed to retain their own Burial-grounds. And yet they have a legal right to bury their dead in the Church of England Churchyards at the present time 1.. 1 tI' .L!- it is cumcuit to speaK or write on mis subject with patience. It is a monstrous inj ustice that all this should be done at a time when the Church in Wales is proving itself thoroughly worthy of its inheritance. We are thankful that there has been neither compromise or bargaining on the Dart of the v Church on this matter. Compromise would have been not only futile but humiliating. It would have deprived the Church in Wales of that which it will most need in the trying times in store for it, namely, a sense of self- respect and of pride at having stood to its principles to the last. The principles of Churchmen, in England or in Wales, have not been on sale. Those principles may, indeed, be defeated, but they will never be surrendered or betrayed by anything like a base compromise or an unholy bargain. 'As the Archbishop of Canterbury recently said, We at least will say to the last and show to the last that we have no complicity in what we believe to be a really wrong thing." And what will be the effect of this Bill ? Bitterness and strife for generations to come. This pitiful and spiteful attack upon our Church will leave behind it such a burning sense of inj ustice, such a harvest of embittered feelings that anything like Christian unity or co-oporation between the various Christian bodies in England and Wales will be quite impossible in future. It will cause a gulf to be made between them that will never be bridged, and which there will be no wish to bridge. We know that nothing is impossible with God and that He can still prevent this great inj ustice from being perpetrated if tt be His will, so let us pray, in the future, still more earnestly than we have iu the past that He may see fit to order that this Bill, even at the eleventh hour, may be withdrawn, or if it ever becomes law that it may be repealed.
LEDBURY POSTAL GUIDE. Postmaswr-I,tr. J. BELL. Counter Attendance :—8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Week-days; 8.30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sundays. Money Orders, Savings Bank, Inland Revenue Licenses, &c., Government Life Insurance and Annuity and Telegraph and Express Delivery Business, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Week-days. Sale of Stamps, Registration of Letters, Issue and Payment of Postal Orders, and Delivery of Callers Correspondence, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Week-days. Sunday Sale of Stamps, Registration of Letters, Delivery to Callers, and Telegraph Business, 8.30 a.m to 10 a.m. Telegrams can be forwarded on Payment of extra fees after close of office up to 9 p.m. on Week-days, and between the hours of 5 p.m. and 6 p in. on Sundays, notice being given. On Bank Holidays the public counter is closed at noon for all business excepting Telegraph business, Telegraph Money Order business, Express Delivery business, the Reception of Parcels, the Sale of Postage Stamps, and the Registration of Letters. Country Letter Carriers go out as on other Week-days, and return earlier. Telephone Call Office: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. week-days. 8-30 a.m. to 10-30 a.m. Sundays. The Letter Box remains open at all hours for the posting of Letters. LETTERS. PARCELS ￼ ¡ Latest time of LatePosting. ? DESPATCHES—WEEK DAYS. LatpLti™ °* 7.30 a m. Birmingham (delivery noon), London and Midlands, and North f No generally (London delivery, 4.15 p.m), Worcester, Malvern, Parcels. Gloucester aid Hereford 9.45 a.m. Gloucester (delivery 1 p.m.), London, South and West of England 9.40 a m. (London delivery 5.15 p m.) 11 a.m. Birmingham (delivery 4 p.m.), London (delivery 7.15 p.m), Mid- 10.50 a.m. lands and North of England 1 p.m. Birmingham (delivery 4 p.m ), Malvern (delivery 4 p.m.), Midlands 12.55 p m. and North, Gloucester (delivery 4 p m.), South and West of England and London (London delivery 9.15 'p.m.), Hereford and Worcester United States and Canada (Saturdays only). 4 p.m Gloucester (delivery 8 p.m ) and all parts 3.55 P.M. G.45 pm. Birmingham, Midlands, Malvern ami Worcester. 6.40 p.ma. (None of the foregoing Mails are despatched on Sunday or Bank Holiday). 1 p.m. Ireland, Scotland, and North of England generally. 7 pm 8.5- p.m. London, Birmingham, Gloucester, Hereford, Malvern, Stafford, 8 p.m. Worcester, Midlands and North of England, and West of England. (General night mail). ￼ Letters can be registered up to half-an-hour before the despatch of any Mail on the prepayment of fees of 2d., &e. SUWDAYS. 6.45 pm. Birmingham, Malvern, Worcester, and Midlands, and North of England 7.45 p.m. London, Gloucester, South and West of England No parcels are despatched on Soaday. DELIVERIES. Town—Week-daya—Letters and Parcels are delivered, beginning at 7 a.m., 12-15 pknu, 5 pm. aad 7 p.m. on Week-days, and Letters only at 7-30 a.m. on SUNDAYS. BUBAL DISTRICT.—Week Days. Latest time of (Letters and Parcels). Posting 6 am.-All parts. 12.10-p.m.-Bbabury, Castle Frome, Fromes Hill,, Coddington. 12.45 p.m.-Aehperton, Canon Frome, Putley, Trumpet, M«nsl»y, Eaetwood, Lower EpgleteB, Little Marcle, Stretton Grand ison. 3 p.m.-Ross Road, Leddington, Greenway, Donnington, Haffield, Broomsgreea, Parkway Borrow Bromesberrow. 4.45.p,m.-Eastnor, Holly Bush, Wellington Heath. SUNDAYS.—(Letters only). 6 a.m.—Broomsgreen, Parkway,. Donnington, Eastnor, Boabury, and places on Main Road from Ledbury to Canon Frome. Homend, Street Town Sub-Office. -Open from & a.m. to 8 p.m. Sale of Stamps, Parcel Post, Money Order, Postal Order, Savings Bank, Annuity and Government Stock, Licenses, &c., business. Newtown Town Sub-Office. -Open from 8 a.m. to 11-30 a.m., an4 3-15 p.m. to 7-45 p.m. for sale of Stamps and sale and payment of Postal Orders, Registration of Letters, and1 Parcel Post business. Express Delivery.—Letters and Parcels up to a weight of 51 bs. are accepted for delivery immediately, at a charge of 3d. a mile, at the Head Office and' at Telegraph Delivery Sub-Offices between the hours of 8, a.m. and 8 p.m. on Week-days. lovn Collection from ftb-Offiess and Wall Boxes on Week-days IN relative Despatches and Deliveries from Bead Office. a. m. a.m. a. m. p.m. p.m. p.m. p.m. pm. Homend Street Town Sub-Office 5-45 9-30 11-40. 3>-40 4-25 6-45 7-50 Homend Terrace Wall Box 5-4Q. 9-25 11-25 — 3-35 4-20 6-40 7-45 High Street Wall Box &-50. 9-35 11 50 12-55 3-45 4-30 6-45 7-55 Newtown Town Sub Office. — 9-5, 11-301 — 3-15 6-30 7-45 Southend — 9-40 11-55 12-50 3-50 4-35 6-50 7-45 Oatleys Road 5-3Ø> 8-50- 11-15 3-0 — 6-15 7-40 NO COLLECTIONS ON SUNDAYS. Adjoisiag Villages with their Post Towns, Ashperton-Ledbary Little Marcle Ledbury Aylton—Ledbury Much Marcle—Gloucester Birtsmorton—Tewkesbury Mathon-Malvern Boabury—Ledbury Munsley—Ledbury Bromesberrow—Ledbury Parkway—Ledbury Bromesberrow Heath-Dymock Pixley—Ledbury Canon Frome—Ledbury Putley-Ledbury Castle Frrme-Ledbury Stoke Edith—Hereford Coddington—Ledbury Stretton Grandison—Ledbury Colwall—Malvern Tarrington—Hereford Donnington—Ledbury w oolhope- ( Part Ledbury Donnington—Led bury Woolhope- -? p?t Herefor d Dymock- Gloucester Hereford Eastnor—Ledbury Wellington Heath—Ledbury Eggletoii (Upper)—Ledbury Yarkhill- I Part Ledbury Eggleton (Lower)-Ledbury ( Part Hereford Leddington—Ledbury Yatton-Rose