The Diaries of Arthur Peck, March 1860
Audio footage of extracts from Arthur's diary
Read by Ian Fisher
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6th March 1860
Fine and cool. Showery at night. We was at work at home. Mr Middlemas from Tolmers called here for a book for DB. Father, Mother and Pris went to Watton, left Pris there. I had a cold. Emma queer, went to bed early.
8th March 1860
Very windy and cold. Snow and hail storms. I had a letter from DB at Tolmers. I wrote back. I and Joe went to church at night, heard Mr Arnold. Little Arthur’s birthday, 4 years old.
13th March 1860
Very fine and mild. Jim sawing all day. I, Joe and Father went rabbit shooting up at Howe Green with B. Young and T. Shippen, killed 18 rabbits. I went to Town Hall Meeting about doing away with one member from this Borough. Emma went to Cowbridge Meeting about Jews.
18th March 1860
Very fine and warm. I walked to T. Mills’s and back to see DB, spent the day there. Mrs Errington very sadly. I was very tired. Joe had head cold. I went to the Sunday School in the morning. Father went to Ware at night.
22nd March 1860
Very shower and cold. Hailed and snowed. I and Father started 7 o’clock to go to High Ongar with Wooley’s head and feet stone, got back between 8 and 9 at night. Pris came here from Watton, shopping with Mr. Parker Butcher, went back with him. I had a bad cold, teeth ache. Emma went to Recognition Services at Ware of Mr. Law.
24th March 1860
Very showery, very cold. I was cutting letters all day. Father went to meet David. Fair day. DB came home from Tolmers, came up here. I went down to her house at night. I bought a lurcher dog for 5s. of Norris the Butcher. Joe bought a coat and trousers of Raw for £1.5s. I had a bad cold. Mr Laugher came here. Fine night.