The Diaries of Arthur Peck, September 1863
Audio footage of extracts from Arthur's diary
Read by Ian Fisher
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2nd September 1863
Very showery and very cool. I and Joe in Bramfield Church Yard all day, blacking letters on Horn’s ledger. I went down to meet DB coming from Cole Green. I and Joe had our pony went first rate. We had a letter from David. I had a very bad cold. Very wet night. To bed late.
4th September 1863
Showery and cool. I and Jim went to Wormley. Mrs. Ives was buried. A very heavy thunder storm at the time. Joe went to Bramfield, rode our pony finished blacking letters on Horn’s ledger. DB at A.M. I went for her and went for a walk. Fine night.
12th September 1863
Fine and cool. Father went to meet David, with our pony. I and Jim went to Hatfield Church Yard with Hill’s old head and feet stone. We had a letter from dear Ann. DB came home from Cole Green. I went home with her.
16th September 1863
Very fine and mild. I, and Joe, in Wormley Church Yard all day blacking letters. I did as many again as Joe. We had our pony. I went down to DB house at night, gone to bed. Jim at work at home. Very fine night, I was tired.
22nd September 1863
Showery and cool. I, and Jim at work in Wash, and at Hospital. Mr. Seabrook came here. I went down to DB at night, DB not much better. I got a cold. A breakfast, and meeting all day with the Cowbridge People. Fine night.
26th September 1863
Very fine indeed and cool. Father went to Watton brought Emily here. Our sow pigged in the night 7 pigs, going on first rate. We had a letter from dear Ann. DB came home from Cole Green her cold not much better. I was very queer indeed cold, sore throat &c. I went to meet DB at train. We were at work at home. Fine night.