Sibfords History Society Social Evening

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Doors open at 6.45 pm for a welcoming drink; supper at 7.30 pm. Tickets £20 from Ivor Hopkyns, Diana Hughes or Clive Warner.

This year’s theme is Sibford in the 1880s. You can get a flavour of what life was like then by perusing the Reverend Stevens’ diaries.

Miss T Catering will provide a hot supper in keeping with that period, and it would be fun if you were to come in a costume to identify with one of the characters in the diaries.

Entertainment by Voices Across Time.

This list of occupations of Sibford folk in 1877 may help with a choice of costume: Bailiff, Baker, Beershop, Blacksmith, Bread seller, Butcher, Carpenter, Carrier, Clock cleaner, Coal seller, Dairyman, Farmer, Independent, Inn Keeper, Labourer, Lawyer, Lunatic, Machinist, Mason, Master Plumber, Miller, Molecatcher, Painter, Pauper, Roadman, Sawyer, School Master, Seamstress, Separated from Husband, Servant, Shoemaker, Shopkeeper, Surgeon, Surveyor, Tailor, Thatcher, Vicar, Widow.

This extract from the 1881 census lists names and occupations of residents.

More information from Diana Hughes or Tim Huckvale.