Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1895, January 18, Friday 

Hewings buried in Friends’ Cemetery.

Reading Room Supper at School Room. Frank went. Tickets were 1/6 each. Everything passed off very quietly and well. But as 12 tickets were sold after the meal had been ordered and only ¾ lb per head had been estimated instead of one lb the waiters fared badly.

Frank drove Rosa to Banbury on business.

1895, January 19, Saturday

Harry came via Hook Norton. Extremely wet. Fortunately Dr Routh was there and gave him a lift to Sibford Ferris.

1895, January 20, Sunday

I was in bed till evening with severe attack of wind spasms. Harry took morning and afternoon service for me.

1895, January 22, Tuesday

Frank went to Banbury in Mrs Ainge’s wagonette en route for Chislehurst where I suppose he will stay till Easter.

Lewis Poulton called and paid me £2 for Major Goddard’s subscription to charities in parish. I paid him 10/- subscription to Sibford Benefit Club. I could not find his account against me, about £1.11 including 5/- charged for some 6 or 8 hurdles which I had borrowed for marshy spot in orchard. As I did not want to keep them I offered to pay him 2/6 for their use, but he wished me to cross out the charge altogether. He spoke of Jesse Bishop’s bad behaviour to Mr Woolgrove and said he thought it would be a good thing to let him see the Trustees if they were willing and it would be found that he really had no ground of complaint against any of us.

Annie Inns brought an electro plated Entree dish as a wedding present to Harry from the Church Wardens and parishioners. The collection was started by Miss S Dix. Quakers (Mr Oddie and others) subscribed as well as Church people. The dish cost 50/- and there is a balance in hand towards a second present. Harry is delighted. Mr and Mrs Riddle called this afternoon. Mr R kindly volunteered to take my service next Sunday afternoon if I were not well enough to do it.

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