Book of the Month from Special Collections
A General History of Quadrupeds. 8th ed.
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: E.Walker, 1824 p.374
Rabbit – Lepus Cuniculus
The Romans brought rabbits over to Britain as a ready meat supply and farmed them. Here they thrived with a ready supply of food in the way of pastures and crops and an ability to breed profusely.
This ability to provide meat was taken advantage of in the Second World War in Britain. Farmers were encouraged to farm Rabbits for meat.
Run Rabbit Run A popular war-time song.
This was recorded by HMV on 14th September 1939 by Sid Buchman and Arthur Askey with Jack Hylton and his Orchestra. The music was arranged by Billy Ternent, a member of Jack Hylton’s Orchestra. To hear a recording go to www.jackhylton.com and click 'download' and find 'Run Rabbit Run'.