WEMMERGILL MOOR, YORKSHIRE. 1951 LEASE

 

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I am not sure of the comparative value of £1 now and a Guinea in 1951 ( Guninea = 21/- shillings and 20/- =  £1)  but Wemmergill is one of the most productive moors in England and this lease, in hindsight looks like a deal we would all wish to jump at! In recent years, under the dedicated stewardship of owner Michael Cannon the moor has been returned to its former glory. A few years ago Cannon and his team managed once again to achieve a bag in excess of 1000 brace on the opening day of the season.

Please see For the Love of Grouse in Fieldsports Magazine for a detailed article on the moor and history.

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