Stevens 1895-03-05

Text, letter

Fine morning; bright, sunny and cold. I lay in bed till 11 o’clock. Mr Hitchcock formerly of Horley called to ask me to bury in my Church Yard on Friday next at 1.30 Miss Gibbs his sister-in-law, former of “the Elm” Sibford. I agreed to do so.

Visited school and heard children sing and recite.

Visited Mary Thame at Dr Routh’s, saw her, Miss Grace and Miss Hayward. Visited Lizzie Payne, she was down stairs and better. Her mother and Ada Padbury were there. Visited Miss Dix who returned from Swalcliffe on Saturday last. Bessie Thame and Miss S Dix were there.

The County Council’s Free Lectures on Gardening by Mr Stewart commence this evening.


A flyer is pasted into the diary:

Oxfordshire County Council.

Technical Instruction.

Practical instruction
will be given by
Mr. J. Stewart
in the
Schoolroom, Sibford Gower,
on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday,
March 5th, 6th, & 8th,
commencing at 7 o’clock.

Syllabus of instruction.
Insect Pests:Prevention and Cure.
Planting and Pruning Fruit Trees and Vegetable Growing.
Marketing Produce.

These demonstrations are free.

Arrangements will, if possible, be made for Practical Instruction on the Gardens and Allotments.

Geo. Bryan & Co., Printers, Oxford

Also pasted into the diary is a cutting from the DEATHS column of the Banbury Advertiser, 14 March 1895: “Gibbs—March 5, at West Bar, Banbury, Mary Gibbs aged 64 years.”