More news from Abinger from 131 years ago. Thank you once again to Melissa Schaupp for her reporting.
Abinger schools are caught up in the Rectors misdeeds, where the Rector misleadingly implies the schools’ land is privately owned by him and thus can charity gift it to win support for as a candidate for Poor-Law Guardianship.
Sir Thomas Farrer, Baronet’s position on the Glebe land sale is debated. While he interrogated the Rector, he did not side with Mr Evelyn against the sale. He is commended for his interest in Parish matters.
Dorking Petty Sessions dealt with prosecution of the landlord and 3 customers of the Red Lion, High Street, Dorking for selling whisky during prohibited hours. These convictions were later quashed on appeal at the Kingston Quarter Sessions.
It is revealed that the Dorking area was a strong hub of anti-Vaccination feeling in contact with the Local Government Board.
January’s gardening column.