The Day Book of Frederick Thomas Chennels, July 1872

Audio footage of extracts from Frederick's diary

Read by Iain B.

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1 Mon.

Dull damp morning. Horse rake Copse Close. Turn Dunhill, Horse hoe Gt. W E Field

 3 Wed.

Very fine morning. Cart Clover Common field

 4 Thu.

Very fine morning. Cart hay Bank orchard

10 Wed.

Very fine morning. Thatch Rick Copse Close. Haymaking about hedge greens. Hoe Sweeds H Hide and arrow [harrow] sweeds [in] Half Hide. 3 Horses Began Mow Hollins Clover to night

11 Thu.

Damp dull morning

1 Hen and 9 chicks of G Snoxall 5s. 6d.

3 Snaths and nebs* for men from Cranstone  * Parts of a sythe

13 Sat.

Dull fine morning. Fetch Palings from Copse for fence, to fetch more on Tuesday afternoon. Arnold to Box moor fetch pony and cart home.

Jo Chilton gone away

15 Mon.

Dull morning.

Hoe sweeds in H Hide and mow Hollins Clover. Came back from Ilford. Father paid Sedgwick my Rent. Paid 5s for Stamp Agreement

17 Wed.

Dull fine morning, fine day.

To Copse after pales for fence

19 Fri.

Dull fine morning. To meet W Cooley about Alfred William Chennels bashing cherries and hitting the boy taking the gun up. Settled by paying 15 shillings.

Thatch Hay Rick Turn clover Hollins

20 Sat.

Very fine morning, fine warm day. Hay Cart Hollins very good order

26 Fri.

Fine morning. Thatch Clover rick. 1 Calf D Fleen £5

29 Mon.

Very fine morning. Mow Oats Redins – 8 men, horse & cart & Arnold James Gash

30 Tue.

Wet morning. Hoe Turnips Gt W E Field Cut Oats Redins. Thatch Hay rick

31 Wed.

Fine morning. Cut Oats finished, Mow peas

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