Stevens 1895-01-30

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Got down to dinner. Mr Riddle called. Mr W Lamb, assistant overseer, called for Rates and taxes. Asked for use of school room for Parish Council meeting on Friday or Tuesday, which I granted. Suggested that the PC should send in at the rate of ½ or ¾ cwt coal for each meeting when a fire was needed instead of paying to school fund 6d or 1/- for coal and oil used. He and I both thought this method would simplify matters as it would be troublesome to pay 6d or 1/- items received into the School Banking Account. I said however that I would mention it to the school trustees.