I am looking for a small favour, taking advantage of your mastery of Newspaper sources especially our Queen of the Newspapers @AnnB From at least 1889 (the first mention I can find) My GtGt Grandmother Elizabeth Goodey had an ongoing battle with her local council - Friern Barnet Urban District Council in North London regarding the water supply to her cottage(s) and obstructing officials. There seems to be a gap of around 6 years until matters started escalating from 1895 -1896 when there were several reports in the local papers (Hendon & Finchley Times and The Barnet Press) and by 1896 was also reported in a few London papers and appeared to possibly escalated to the High Court for a point of law? I can find nothing more until July 1913, Feb 1915 and June 1915 the latter headlined “A Very Long Story”! These articles include July 1913 - Elizabeth stating to the court “I shall not go out until I am carried out. l am seventy now”. ! (Go Gt Gt Granny) Feb 1915 - “Mrs Goodey - 2 cottages - consented to an order to be made - asked it to be held over for 2 months - agreed”! (Granny buying more time?) And then June 1915 - “The ejectment order will be made, and Mrs Gooday will have three weeks in which to clear out” ! (Which seems a pretty harsh statement) Now I know that Elizabeth did not “Clear Out” and she was indeed “carried out” - but not until she died in 1929 and son Edward later sold the cottages in 1934.. But, what happened between 1896 and 1913 ? And after 1915 Did she buckle and eventually accept the official water supply ? I would love to know. N.B. Elizabeth is variously referred to in reports as Goodey, Goody and Gooday..