1908: First road surfacing kills fish and threatens cattle

Updated: Mar 9


Cuckfield Urban Council is in trouble with Sussex farmers because it has tarred the roads to abolish the dirt nuisance. The farmers say that the tar is washed into the ponds with the surface drainage, to the imminent danger of the lives of the cattle, they declared that it has already killed a fish in most of the ponds.


Daily Post (Hobart, Tasmania), 15 Aug 1908, P9

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/180193443?searchTerm=Cuckfield


Photo: Old road sign outside St Matthew's, Worthing, with a few colour enhancements. Wikimedia public domain image.


Contributed by Malcolm Davison.