Vintage news reporting often includes stories that no one would bother documenting nowadays. These charming stories - of unusually large fish, swarming flies, flowers blooming, birds nesting and the like - show how people were very in tune with their natural surroundings and how life's tiny details were considered 'news'. Here are a few more examples of small-time tales from a bygone age...
A summer hail shower made the news in 1875 (3 July Fifeshire Advertiser).
Wood pigeons found themselves in the firing line in 1870 (22 September Fife Herald above).
An unusual apple was newsworthy on 31 August 1887 (Fife Herald).
A tree root was chosen as a hiding place for counterfeit coins in 1875 (30 December Fife Herald).
The Fife Free Press of 1 June 1935 above harked back to "old world" Largo.
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