another one from the 70s
Pity the Postman
Extract (genuine!) from a national daily Jan. 27, 1977:
'Pity the poor postman trying to deliver letters along Stonebow Road in the village of Drake's Broughton, in north-west England. Due to local government confusion the road boasts five houses with the number 1, four others are number 2, three have number 4, and two are numbered 6.
'To add to the postman's woes there are four families called Davies in Stonebow Road, plus two named Bridges, three named Barker, and two named Webb.'
On the unwarranted supposition that (i) the occupants of the said houses included all of the said families; but (ii) the postman's problems were somewhat alleviated by the fact that no two families of the same name had the same house-number; and (iii) the house-numbers of the Webbs totalled to more than did those of the Bridges, while those of all the families with two of the four names totalled the same as did those of all the families with the other two names.:
What were the house-numbers of the Barkers and Webbs respectively?