The Dorset farmer whose pregnant Highland cow was chased to its death by dogs has been gifted nine Highland cattle by a fellow Dorset farmer.

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In June we shared how Cameron Farquharson’s cow Gladis sadly made national news when she fell more than 30ft on Eggardon Hill in May. She was due to calve in a couple of days, but her unborn calf died with her. After hearing the story, Stan Sadler, who lives in Dorset, got in touch. He owned a […]

A tale of two number plates | Then & Now

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My 1904 picture of Gillingham High Street is historically interesting on several fronts, not least because it features the town’s first car and its rather significant number plate. The dark green and black Humberette is seen parked outside E R Stickland’s cycle shop and ironmonger’s. It appears to be of great interest to Gillingham’s Edwardian […]