Stevens 1895-01-10

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Still in bed. Glee Singers came here to practise for tomorrow night’s Library Entertainment.


Cuttings from the Banbury Advertiser, 10 January 1895:



Dear Sir.—Since Thursday last the demand made for a poll by Mr. Leake, on the 28th of December, has been mutually withdrawn, so that Sibford Ferris will remain for the present a Parish Meeting.


Sibford, 7th January, 1895.

We have received several letters in answer to Mr. Leake’s letter last week, but hold them over owing to late arrival. We think they might have been sent much earlier.—Ed.



NEW YEAR GATHERING.—On Tuesday, the first day of the new year, the annual dinner given by Mr. Woods, of the “Bishop Blaize,” was attended with its usual enjoyment and success. About 40 sat down to as good a meal as a hungry nobleman (if such there be) could desire. The carvers were very busy, and performed their duties to the satisfaction of all. After all had partaken to their hearts’ (or rather bodies’) content, a vote of thanks was unanimously passed to the genial landlord and his well-managing house-keeper for their seasonable and well-served meal. When the tables had been cleared, several good and popular songs were enjoyed by the large company, given by Messrs. Wm. Adams, J. Scruby, G. Spicer, J. Bryant, Caleb Barnes, &c. It is needless to say that no song of an objectionable character is ever allowed at this well-conducted house. One word more. The soup, &c., remaining from the supper was as usual distributed among those who through one circumstance or another could not be present, and it would be well if others holding a similar responsible position would follow the good example.