Stevens 1894-05-10

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Somewhat showery. Drove to Banbury and took duty as Manager of Savings Bank from 11.00 to 2.30. Introduced myself to Mr Ramsay the new Vicar of Swalcliffe who was pointed out to me at the gate of the Red Lion. He told me he was staying for the present at Major Norris’s Swalcliffe Park and that he was to be inducted next Saturday by Rev H Gepp Vicar of Adderbury whom ke knew, as Dr Wood was unable to come.

The mare had either bitten or rubbed her knees and fore hocks during the night and they looked so bad that I got the ostler of the Red Lion to put wet bandages on and she came out in them. She went extremely well, both going and returning. I got some lotion for her knees at Bartlett’s the Chemist, used at Newmarket and highly recommended.