‘Post’ Note

DPH Alsop Advert

Whilst doing the research on the Alsop firm for the last blog I looked up in the local newspapers and came across this 1898 advert. Maybe the person employed made the fences that surround the back garden of the David Parr House.

But, it was the advert that was underneath that really caught my eye.

DPH Alsop Advert-001

Where were the hedgehogs to be put to use?  Inside or outside?   What damage were the beetles causing?  Where were the hedgehogs going to come from?  Did people in the past sell them for such chores?  More research needed!