Stevens 1881-11-29

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Drove to Banbury Clerical Club meeting at Rev A. Short’s, Bodicote.

The distribution of coal was completed today. 15 tons 14 cwt.

Thomas Keen, the blind butcher of Sibford Ferris to whom I have sold my apples, took away

on Nov 17th 13 pots Blenheims at 6/10 £4.  8. 10
     6 pots Greenings at 3/-   18.  0
on Nov 24th 16 pots fallen apples at 2/6 2.  0.  0
Nov 29th 5 pots mixed hand gathered at 3/- 15.  0
  £8  1. 10

I have a few pots of “Sourings” left which I purpose keeping till after Christmas when they will probably make a much better price than now.

It appears that the “Blenheims” are used for dyeing purposes in Manchester etc. Hence the rather high price which they fetch.

During my absence from home Webb painted and whitewashed the kitchen, larder and scullery as there was not much else to do beyond feeding the horses. The materials were obtained from Kingerlee of Butcher’s Row Banbury and cost about £1.15. Fox wanted £4.10 for doing the work, but I think Webb has done it as well as his men would have done it.