1909 03 26

1909 March 26th      Milston

Old Inhabitants Who Had Not Seen Much

The village has just lost by death its three oldest inhabitants, Mr R May and Mr and Mrs T Hopgood, their united ages totalling over 245 years. As illustrating the remarkable stay-at-home tendencies of the older people, it is certainly remarkable that though Bulford Camp had grown up so near him, Mr May had never been into it, while Mrs Hopgood had never in her life travelled farther than Salisbury, had never been in a railway train, and, as far as her children and friends know, had never even seen a train. Mr Hopgood had never been farther than Devizes, some eighteen miles away, and likewise never entered a railway train.


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