Stevens 1891-08-31

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Joseph Pettipher called and said he was getting up a subscription here for the widow Golder and her children to add to the £24 odd which the Banbury carriers had collected and given her. He told me that Brown, the Quaker confectioner of Parsons Street, a curious man, told him he had communicated with the “head man” in Sibford about the proposed collection but had not received a reply.

“Whom do you call the “Head Man” in Sibford?” asked Pettipher.

“Richard Lamb” answered the Quaker.

“Certainly he is not,” said Pettipher. “The Head Man is surely the Vicar by right of his office.”