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From: "Ian Hunter" <>
Subject: High Flyer?
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 20:55:33 +0100
I have a copy of "The Creation of a Village" (thanks hun) about Tiptree
and there are two references to High Flyer.
In 1780 when soldiers were encamped on the Heath, training for the war
against the American colonies, a temporary pub was set up call the High
Flyer and later, in 1844, a "dreadful verse" was written about the
Tiptree races held on the Heath including:
"... Now round the course in rapid force
Through bushy whin and brier,
Now for the pinch! Give reign one inch,
For now comes the High Flyer."
Not being too learned, I don't think the verse is dreadful in terms of
awful, but rather good. Evocative even.
Anyone any idea as to what the term High Flyer refers? Not in today's
parlance, but in ye olde days.
Ian Pubby Hunter
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