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The Rather Grand And Smug Pair Of Theories

By popular request [one person expressed an interest] I can now reveal the favoured theory. No, not the one about Evolution, rather the one about when that confounded polling station opened. Back in 1900. In Ushaw Moor.

Some options, with associated odds:

1] It opened at the correct time [8 a.m.] in the correct place.  5-1 on  i.e. if you bet a fiver you would win a pound and get your stake back, less any HMRC deductions.

2] It opened at the right time but in the wrong place. Hence the sudden flurry of furtive officials dashing along Station Road with what looked like a ballot box and lots of papers. At 11.40 in the morning. 5/1 against.

I go with number 2. The money will be useful.



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  1. June 16, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Thank you for your alternative theories Wilf. I was anticipating something more akin to the electoral fraud associated with the rigging of the LBJ No 13 ballot box. ( not really). Interesting and plausible stuff. Peter Clarke

  2. June 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    The best thing that came out of elections in Ushaw Moor was that the schools were closed for the day. An extra day’s holiday was probably more useful to the village than the some of councillors ever were!

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