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Saturday 26 April 1851 – Reverend William Byrd entertains workmen

Category Badsey and Aldington
Jackson's Oxford Journal
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Badsey - The Rev W Byrd of Badsey entertained on the 15th inst, in an apartment fitted up for the occasion, a large number of workmen, who had completed the erection of certain buildings near his house. The supply of the good things consisted of several legs and other joints of “boiled and roast”, served up in the best style, with vegetables the produce of the Rev Gentlemen’s garden.  Mr Byrd presided, and his health was rapturously given and neatly responded to. A large barrel of ale was placed at the disposal of the guests, and tobacco was piped away to many a merry tune. This party after thoroughly enjoying themselves for several hours, separated in good humour and good order, and with warm expressions of thankfulness for the generous treatment and hospitality of their Rev host. - Idem.