1956:( described by Enid Porter in Cambridgeshire Customs and Folklore)
Cambridge Independent Press 6th April:
A curious point arises in connection with a fire at Fordham. It is part of Cambridgeshire folklore that a fire always follows if a hare runs down the main street of a village. The week before last a hare did run down the main street of Fordham. It was pursued by Mr Richard Nicholls, a septuagenarian, and it was killed in a shed within three yards of the place where this fire broke out.
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