Dear Reginald had an absolute loathing of foreigners, Socialists, curates, schoolmasters, schoolmistresses, Jews and bicyclists of either sex. So this left a large group who were eligible as his prey. And as there was no Season for the harassment of these, as there is a season for hunting the more regular Game, the Hunting Season for the above became ‘Open Season’.
Many the former happy holiday maker who was sent screeching along the road from Crappers Corner with several, if not all, of ‘The Other Family’ in pursuit. What fun.
Here you can see, from left: Reginald Featheringstonehaugh, the Lucinda Person, two of their progeny (Gregory, the taller, wearing the belligerent scowl for which all members of the family are renowned), several estate workers. In the background hovers a house servant of some description.
Interesting note: For “Services to a Grateful Monarch” (unspecified), Reginald was offered a Peerage, taking the title Lord Bugger 'em or Shoot 'em (pronounced Bensh’m), in memory of his father, Wilfred. On Reginald's death, Gregory inherited the title from his father.
Happy Note: Those of you who like to know that old traditions are being maintained will be pleased to discover that Crappers Corner is still, to this day, a venue for those old Games. Now the ‘Game’ has changed, but not the Sport. Chavs and members of the Green Party are now the target… and of course; because this is England, so are the foreigners.