IN the run up to Christmas 1857, Mr Henry Wiggin, proprietor at the Bottle and Glass Inn, Brierley Hill, offered a fat pig to be shot for by twenty-one members at 10s. each. The winner was to take the pig or £9.
The conditions were as follows:- three birds, each gun ¾ bore, two oz. of shot, twenty-one yards rise; double guns 19 yards rise, 1½ oz. of shot, sixty yards fall. No gentleman to shoot more than two tickets. The gun to be held below the elbow until the bird is on the wing. Shooting to commence at twelve o'clock. Dinner, 1s 6d. each, to be on the table at five o'clock.