Tucked into my maternal Grandfather’s copy of the 1906 edition of the “Art of Shooting by “ Charles Lancaster” ( in fact Mr. Thorn) is this faded photograph with St. Partridge Day 1925 written on the back.
His shooting books were given to me by his son, my Uncle John, who is the schoolboy on the left as you look at the picture stood next to his father.
The tall gentleman in breeches and leggings seems to be holding a leg of mutton case under his arm.
I have not otherwise seen the term St. Partridge Day, but it is clearly a reference to the opening of the season on 1st September.
Good Hunting to all those fortunate enough to be out today!