How F&Mhit West Country

28 September 2001

How F&Mhit West Country

THIS book* brings together articles printed in the Western Morning News, reporting and analysing the devastating effect foot-and-mouth has had on the West Country.

It tells how the epidemic struck the farming community, how it was handled (and mishandled), its severe economic effects, how communities came together in adversity and of the lingering aftermath. It chronicles the regions "suffering and courage in the face of an epidemic".

As NFU regional director Anthony Gibson says in the foreword: "The West Country has never known anything quite like the foot-and-mouth crisis before, and let us pray that it never does again."

*Foot & Mouth, priced £9.99 (plus £1 p&p) can be obtained by sending a cheque payable to Hochland Communications to Foot & Mouth Offer, Westcountry Publications, 17 Brest Road, Derriford Business Park, Plymouth. PL6 5AA.

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