Stevens 1877-03-20

Grand Meeting of Agricultural Labourers’ Union today at which Joseph Arch was present. They dined in Tennant’s bar and paraded the village afterwards with a brass band. The chief men in the procession were not the most respectable among the labourers of Sibford, Thomas Hone Senior and Mark Barnes being very conspicuous and very gay with their blue sashes.

J. Braddell spoke to me περί Ρόδας

The Greek “περί Ρόδας” translates literally as “about Roses”, but perhaps it is intended to hide a discussion “about Rosa”.