Newstead Echo 100 years ago

MAY 9, 1917    
The local railway station has been a scene of activity lately amongst the fruit growers, as most of them have disposed of their fruit early at fair prices so as to avoid damage from the visitation of mice. These mischievous rodents are very numerous this year, but according to statements of men who have returned from threshing operations in the country, the plague is very slight here. One man had taken his false teeth out whilst he was sleeping and placed them near his bunk. Hearing a grinding noise, he lit a light and discovered that one of the furry demons had nearly succeeded in boring a hole through the top plate.

Research courtesy of Janet Trudgeon.
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