I have been told that Humphrey as been told by his bank, not to buy any more property. Something to do with cash flow.
Apparently you may well be correct Ian, just found out that two farms (close to Tad) have just been sold. They are 'land locked' by the Hump, and he didn't bid for them. Can't reveal - obviously, but came from a good source.
As an aside, there are several pubs in Taddy just been put up for sale, by a couple of companies, The Swan, The Calcaria, The Falcon (which I am sure he would love to own) amongst others, but I doubt he will bid for them.
Looking more and more likely that if you want a drink in Tadcaster, it will have to be a pint of OBB, not that there's owt wrong with that.