Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1881, August 26, Friday 

On the quarter acre allotments last night I estimated  that 1 man had 120 rows of potatoes on half 1 piece, i.e. 960 rows to the acre. If 6 rows produce one bushel at 2/-, the acre’s crop is worth £16 whilst the rent is only £1. This is a very moderate calculation both as to quality and price.

1881, August 27, Saturday

Mrs Routh sent to borrow my carriage this afternoon to meet a train at Banbury Station, theirs being broken.

1881, September 26, Monday 

The School was reopened this morning, but last week’s rain delayed harvest operations so much that little or no gleaning having been done, only 9 children presented themselves. Mr. Elley came down and told me the state of matters and I therefore authorised him to close for this week.

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