Stevens 1881-06-21

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The Sibford Temperance Association people gave a free tea to the members of the Band of Hope of Sibford, Epwell and Swalcliffe this afternoon and tea to others at 9d. each.  At halfpast 9 I passed through the field and saw 50 or 60 men and women and youths playing at “Kiss in the ring” and a number of boys and girls wandering about. There appeared to be no one to look after them, and many of the children were from Epwell and Swalcliffe. I was told afterwards that many of them were about at 11 p.m.