Early Wrington postcards & other memorabilia                Billy Rogers
                                           From the Christmas issue of the Illustrated London News, 1887 An aged pair were roused from sleep,                   CHRISTMAS WAITS        “Sure, there are thieves about,” quoth he, One Christmas Eve, by sounds appalling -            drawn by Stanley Berkely                   And straight the thunderbuss he fetches; Dogs bayed the moon with growlings deep,                                                     While, with a kindred spirit, she Cocks crowed, and cats were caterwauling .                                                     A poker takes to brain the wretches
      ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ The Sketch CHRISTMAS BUDGET 9 December, 1903