A History of the Lunesdale & Oxenholme Staghounds
Published by Windsor-Spice Books at Smashwords
Copyright 2011 Ron Black
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Since hunting with hounds was banned, by act of Parliament in 2004, this country lost one of its traditional rural pastimes, which had been one of the mainstays of the countryside economy, provided not only employment but also a great deal of pleasure to many people. Hunting with hounds had taken place all over the country for centuries and for many was a way of life. As well as providing food, as in the case of deer, it also, contrary to popular belief, was an effective way of controlling vermin like foxes.
It is therefore very gratifying to see that Ron Black has compiled this history of the Lunesdale & Oxenholme Hounds to give a glimpse of a forgotten era, which has gone forever. If history teaches us anything it tells us who we are and how we got here. By recording events like this he is leaving a legacy for future generations to study, begin to understand and hopefully learn from. Who knows what the future may bring? It is only by understanding where we came from that we can we go forward with confidence.
Kendal July 2011