Only in England

This paragraph, from this story, caught my eye:

With no heir, the late Herbert Blagrave, a philanthropic racing figure, left his family fortune to a trust, along with orders that the money should be spent on sick children, the elderly and injured jockeys.

The link is via Rachel Davison, and it concerns the sale of an entire English village.  How is this for a sales pitch?

Tim Sherston of Jackson-Stops called the village a "safe and sound investment" despite the economic slowdown.

"You've got an entire village — 22 houses, a cricket pitch, a village shop, a forge and 1,500 acres of farmland, 450 acres of woodland …We think actually there will be a lot of potential buyers for this."

How much will it go for?  Here is the website for the Injured Jockeys Fund, note the photo on the top.


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