The Day Book of Frederick Thomas Chennels, June 1872
Audio footage of extracts from Frederick's diary
Read by Iain B
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Sold 20 pigs to W Bird £31.10s. Sold Heifer and Calf to W Bird – £18. 10s White Sow died in tank hole
Dull damp morning glass at rain. 1 Yard wood [of] Riddle 2s.6d paid. 4 Yards wood F C 10s paid Down Horn Bull by own bull. Cow calved 11 o’clock night F C
Very fine bright morning, Glass rising. Harness to Poulton to be mended and oiled. Bottle Oil of Poulton. Church Porch Door open no one inside went to see, gate undone.
Very fine morning Glass at change. To Ashridge Estate Office with Mrs C for a ride to pay rent to Mr George Bees swarmed To the Grove to see if Father wants any horses
Very fine morning. Began mowing trefoil Little Bury field, horse hoe mangolds, bees swarmed White Calf found dead in pen
Fine morning, showery day. Jo Chilton broke Plow body
Fine morning dull, fine day. Mow top meadow
Wool, by Chilton to H Hempstead Thomas Woodman 57 Tods* Plow to J Davis – new body
*Todd: a bundle of fleeces