Stevens 1881-11-22

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Canon Payne, by invitation drove me to a meeting of the Church of England Temperance Society at the town hall Banbury. It was called a “Conference” – and a very good paper was read by a young tenant farmer from Witney way – who advocated the giving men in the hay and harvest field money instead of beer.

I took luncheon with Canon Payne in the morning and dined with him on our return.