Sunday 1 June 2014

Posted on June 1st 1898

Posted on June 1st 1898 at 7.30pm from Uttoxeter and forwarded again on the following day a letter to the occupant of The Rectory at Wooton-Under-Edge in 'Gloster' giving permission for their friend Mr. Palmer to fish at Loxley Hall.  The letter reads,  'Your friend(s) are welcome to fish in The Blyth two days next week - I cannot give leave to fish in Bramshall Brook as owing to the destruction of fish by The Rly (Railway?) Company discharging civic refuse into the water last season the fish there are almost extinct and I am trying to get up the stocks again - yours sincerely', with a postscript, 'Artificial flies only allowed!'