Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1895, January 13, Sunday 

Snow last night and this morning, from 10 – 12 inches deep. I went up to church for both morning and afternoon services and got through the duty better than I feared. The congregations were very small. Hewings died at 9.30 this morning. He had been paralysed for a week with a second stroke. I called with Frank to see the widow on my return from church this morning. Thaw commenced.

1895, January 15, Tuesday

In bed till dinner time. Lively has cut and laid the long hedge in the garden. John Inns who had received permission to use the schoolroom for a “Reading Room” dinner on Friday night next, called to ask whether I would object to their having beer at dinner. I said I did not object, if there was entire good order.

1895, January 16, Wednesday 

Got up about 3 pm. My cold is gradually getting better but was worse last night and this morning. Thaw, sunshine and rain. Frank drove Rosa to Bloxham to lunch with Mrs Kershaw. Jesse Bishop called this evening about his old grievance and was so abusive that I ordered him out of the house. D Hones’ wife sent a note asking for children’s school attendance premiums. I sent her 5/6 for the three.

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