24 November 1967
4 May 1918
The phrase is that of Mr John Manley Price, the curator, who, with his mother, Mrs Enid Caffyn, had lived at the house for the past nine years. They probably own their lives to their sheepdog whose barking awoke Mr Price at about 3.15am. The house was then filled with smoke and so intense was the heat that the roof tiles were exploding.
The fire had put the phone out of action and Mr Price had to drive to Brandis Corner
Slip pigs 50s to 110s, suckers 20s to 30s.
Old hens 1s 9d to 2s per lb, chicken 2s to 3s, butter 2s 21/2d, eggs 3s to 3s 2d per dozen.
Oats 6s to 6s 2d, maizemeal 49s, brand 14s to 14s 6d, sharps 15s, flour 50s, bread 9d per 4lb loaf.
Rabbits 1s 9d each.
Gazette article dated 4 May 1918