Diary of Rev Edward Stevens

1896, January 26, Sunday 

Dull and foggy but mild with a little rain. Visited Sunday School this morning and taught. Attended choir practice this evening. Met Mr Oddie on returning. He walked as far as the Vicarage with me. Rosa and I called to see Mr and Mrs Ainge after service this afternoon. It appears that they are expecting that their farm stock will be seized for rent. I am very sorry for them. The farm is said to be advertised for sale. His brother from Tysoe and Mrs William Ainge were there. Mrs E. Ainge seemed considerably distressed but her husband was apparently in good spirits. I wish I could help them in a material way and degree.

Mr Langley said he saw Charles Hall, Arthur Hone and Joseph Green (son of Ezra) throwing stones at the Schol-bell this afternoon. My boy Hyde was not at church morning or afternoon. He came down to the Vicarage whilst we were at church this afternoon. Bell and Bessie were at home.

1896, January 27, Monday

Rain all day. I did not go out.

Hyde stepped on lath and plaster over the maid’s bedroom and broke it through from the little loft. He did it quite accidentally I believe, but carelessly. I severely reproved him for stupidity in treading on it.

Joseph Sabin of Temple Mills called this evening and asked for the use of the School room on Friday in Easter week for a Cricket Club concert and dance. I said the school room would be lent on the usual terms. I wrote to Mr G. Hall asking him to return me the Loggin Allotment rent rolls which I lent him on November 18 last.

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