Leeds Intelligencer (11/Apr/1840) - Equine Timekeeper

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The following is a transcription of a historic newspaper article and may contain occasional errors. If the article was published prior to 1 June 1957, then the text is likely in the Public Domain.


There is at the present time in the possession of Messrs Pearson and Horsfall, the contractors for the Reservoir at Holm-Styes, near Holmfirth, a horse at work there drawing the wagon laden with soil, &c., along the trains, which for the last two months has, without the slightest irregularity, daily given notice to the workmen of their dinner-hour at noon and closing time in the evenings, by neighing loudly! The men invariably leave off work on hearing this novel signal, their trusty regulator never having misled them.