anu phd thesis Bits and pieces of news from Preston on Wye

1849 – Accident at Preston on Wye Wake

At a wake held at Ploughfield (also known as Plovill) one Sunday, Joseph Pitt was indulging in a rather inappropriate bout of wrestling and managed to break his leg.

He was take to the Infirmary at Hereford.

1877 – Scarlet Fever at Preston on Wye

The Inspector of Nuisances for the Weobley District, Mr. Lloyd, reported an outbreak of scarlet fever in a cottage at Preston on Wye.

The house had to be whitewashed and the well had to be properly protected, the pump having rotted and the water supply being insufficient.

The agent of the property had been instructed by the owner to attend to the necessary requirements.