1879, January 3rd, Friday

Parish Vestry in School room this evening at which I presided. The subject of discussion was the Public Bridleway from “Hopkins’s Corner” to “Great Gate” as the Award of the field calls it, though both names were almost entirely forgotten by even the oldest inhabitants. It was decided that the “pad” should be repaired by the parish, but not the ruts which were left to Mr Hiorns the tenant of the land allotted by the award to John Hopkins and Mr Arthur Lamb, the owner of that allotted to Thomas Gilkes Sweetbryer. I forwarded copy of resolution to the Chairman of the Banbury and Bloxham Highway Board.

Called on Jay and W Fox.

1879, January 4th, Saturday

… to be continued when our diary-transcribing elf has a spare moment. The diaries continue (with gaps), up to January 1897.

Read about the Rev Edward Stevens here.