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Items from the Charity Accounts for Wymeswold 1854
Reasons for payments were not always given, most amounts being 2/6 to 5/- (25p – 50p.) but the following may be of interest.
Lime for whitewashing the School... 8d.
Coals for the poor... £10 / 5/-
To Aaron Tyler for journey to London
for an operation upon his eyes... £2 / – /-
To Mr.Marshall towards purchasing a pair of elastic stockings... 9 /-
To Jno. Clarke having lost a horse... £1 / – /-
The total disbursements for 1854... £109 / 19 /9 ½
Originally published in WHO Newsletter 2000.
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