Newstead Echo 100 years ago

MARCH 14, 1917.
   In Newstead, as elsewhere there is a plaque of mice. They appear to be doing much damage to haystacks. About the paddocks there are hundreds of little holes where the pest is living. Some farmers are of the opinion that when seedling time comes the mice will eat the wheat after being sown by a drill. In the house they are working havoc on wallpaper, and the noise they make renders sleep almost impossible. Although poisoning is being resorted to, the plaque does not appear to get any less.

   Under the Daylight Savings Act, clocks are to be restored to normal time "at 2 in the morning of the last Sunday in March." The last Sunday in March is the 25th. On that day, therefore, all clocks will be put back one hour.

Research courtesy of Janet Trudgeon.
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