Looming out of the fog is this abandoned old house. Its plaque informs us that it is dated from 1884 and named Clifford Place.
Incidentally, 1884 was the date of the Post Office Protection Act, part of which made it an offence to set fire to post boxes.
“Protection of Post Offices, Postal Packets, and Stamps.
Placing injurious substance in or against letter boxes.
3. A person shall not place or attempt to place in or against any post office letter box any fire, any match, any light, any explosive substance, any dangerous substance, any filth, any noxious or deleterious substance, or any fluid, and shall not commit a nuisance in or against any post office letter box, and shall not do or attempt to do anything likely to injure the box, appurtenances, or contents.
Any person who acts in contravention of this section shall be guilty of a…
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