Packing a punch a century ago
When my father David was a teenager in the late 1920s, he persuaded his older sister Margaret to take home a suitcase for him. This involved her struggling with it across London, boarding a train to Chester, then changing on to a branch line before finally arriving at their home in Bodfari, Clwyd.
When he duly arrived home a few days later and the case was opened, she was not at all pleased to discover that all it contained was 52 copies of Shooting Times. Clearly the contents of the magazine were a weighty matter even then.
D. Pennant, Surrey Watches,