A local farmer got into the Times in 1956. He'd been to an auction and bought a stuffed tiger. Whether such an addition to the farmhouse was opposed by his wife is uncertain but he stood it up in the middle of one of his fields of peas. Being close to the road it was clearly visible to passing motorists. Many stopped to take photos. In fact the number of visitors attracted to see the Everton Tiger did more damage to his crop than the birds it was meant to scare. (Talk by Ted Smith, Biggleswade History Society, 24th November 1995, Times, Monday July 9th 1956)


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