Stevens 1896-11-09

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Bright, sharp frost. Thomas Cakebread called and asked to be put on the list for coal and clothing. I told him he should apply to the Trustees at their next meeting. On his request I promised to put his name down for the next coal distribution subject to the approval of the Trustees.

Visited School. Took Clothing Club and Penny Bank money. Visited Mrs Charles Barnes and Miss Sabin. Met Mr Oddie at Sibford Ferris; though it was very cold he was hatless and overcoatless. He walked as far as the East End of the village with me and back as far as William Hawtin’s. He complains about the Sibford Tradesmen and their dilatory ways and says he is the “best cheated man in Sibford”.