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Ducks take a Dive at Market – Thursday December 1900

We were going to drive to market to-day, partly because of those ducks. But through the night, there was a hurricane of a wind and rain and in the morning a waste of waters. The river had not been so … Continue reading

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Feminine Perplexity – Thursday November 1900

Eternal feminine perplexity: Market-day. Butter and eggs are, unfortunately, for our purse, becoming light to handle. The eternal feminine perplexity of dress. Is it going to rain, or is it not? Shall we put on an old hat and skirt, … Continue reading

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Illegitimate Competition – Thursday October 1900

There are plenty of shops, plenty of butter, plenty of everything in our market town; but a new shop is opened by the Maypole Dairy Co., advertising “dairy” butter at ls and 1d per lb and, with each lb the … Continue reading

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Gran’ Maker O’ A Bargain – September 1905

When I hint that farmers as a class are given to boasting , I do not mean that butchers or lawyers, among themselves do not also try which has the loudest trumpet. It is a fundamental characteristic of human nature … Continue reading

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Always a Bustling Morning – Thursday Sepetember 1900

Market — and literature –day. Always a bustling morning, although not so bad as in the depth of winter, when there is so much to be done before daylight. Whether we drive or go by train — we are fortunately … Continue reading

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Old Cars and Ugly Farmers – August 1924

One day I had the pleasure of looking round a rural auction mart that may not be characteristic of Sussex as it seemed unique in its way. It was held in a small rectangular piece of ground at a forked … Continue reading

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