Stevens 1894-05-24

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Cold. A ton of coals brought from Hawkes & Son. Poulton renewing skirting on east side of drawing room. Joseph Green doing repairs to tiles on SW corner of Vicarage roof. Miss Dix sent me 13/10 Clothing Club money which she had taken while school was closed. Busy writing sermon on Psalm CViii.1 to preach at the Christ Church Worthington on June 6th.

Cutting from Banbury Advertiser, 24 May 1894



Dear Sir,—Your columns are very generously given for the publicity of any matter of public importance. The Reading Room so successfully started in this village with public subscriptions recently is now determined to launch out in a somewhat new scheme. A notice has ben posted announcing that the room will be open on Sunday morning to all male persons over 16 years of age. What services (whether religious, political, or social) will be conducted is not stated ; it is hoped that the bagatelle board and cards belonging to the society may be allowed their Sunday rest. Much regret is expressed that the committee (if they are responsible for the opening) should sanction such a proposal. Hitherto the Reading Room has been a success. This new departure will not add to its future welfare. Thanking you for insertion,

I am, yours truly,