On today’s show we heard about thieves in Germany stealing an entire vineyard.
Yes, incredibly using a professional harvesting machine the thieves made off with 1600 kilos (3500 lbs) of white grapes used to make RIESLING, worth about £7110 or €8000.
What’s more the vineyard was located right next to the car park of a major supermarket.
Apparently this is not an isolated incident and local vintners have long suspected that rival wine-growers are responsible as it seems that the thieves unerringly select the choicest grapes, steal them just as they ripen, and have access to specialised harvesting equipment.
What makes it difficult for police to catch the culprits at it, is that harvesting machines heading into fields at dusk are a common sight in the area, and so not necessarily bound to arouse suspicion.
In the second hour of today’s show, Margaret Mills returned with news of rebellion in an Essex village resulting from a drought which lasted for about 20 years between 1890 to 1910.
It seems that things came to a head in the village of Belchamp Walter, when the well ran dry in 1905.
If you missed it take a listen to what Margaret had to say on this subject today: –
See you again next time,