**Copy of letter sent to Cambridgeshire County Traffic Officer on 20th October 1993**

The Winnie-the-Pooh Society,
Pemborke College,

Dear Sir/Madam,

It is the practice of the Pemborke Winnie-the-Pooh Society to hold a termly Poohsticks knockout competition. We are sure that you are aware that Poohsticks is played by each Player's dropping a stick onto a river off one side of a bridge, then proceeding to the other side to see which stick comes out first. The owner of the first stick to come out is declared the winner of that round.

At the meeting of the Society on 16th October, it was decided that this terms outing would take place at 4pm on Saturday 23rd October, the flirst choice for the venue being Silver Street Bridge and second Magdalen Bridge. Owning to the need for plauers to cross the bridge at frequent intervals, as outlined above, we are writing to ask if silver Street Bridge or Magdalen Bridge could be closed to all traffic between 4-5pm this coming Saturday. We apologise for the short notice, but, like Pooh and friends, we are very spontaneous people.

We appreciate that this might case traffic disruption but if publicised, it would surely benefit the Park and ride Scheme which hitherto has been poorly (patronised). Furthermore we believe that if our request is granted, the town centre venue of the event would attract a large number of spectators who would be sure to imbibe the assessed spiritual benefits afforded by Pooh-inspired frivolity.

We would be very grateful (and so would Pooh) if you granted our request, and you would be most welcome to come and take part in the knockout competition yourself.

We look forward to your reply.

Lots of love,

Pembroke Winnie-the-Pooh Society

***Written by Dominic***

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