More news from Abinger from 131 years ago. Thank you once again to Melissa Schaupp for her reporting.
The parish awaits the decision on the Glebe land sale, the author indignantly suggests that the ‘Commissioners have practically decided to grant the Rector’s application’. The Glebe land debate spans all the Abinger Records and correlates with modern day green belt sale and local consultation. Despite the contextual locals displeasure, the development of this land, meant it has come to form much of the present village of Abinger common.
Parishioners recently mocked the Rector by means of rough music, an insulting serenade. The article explores the history of rough music and the cucking stool as public means of censure.
Extensive information about local charitable landowner Henry (Dog) Smith, The Henry Smith Charity still exists today.
A local liberal meeting, where shockingly by today’s political standards the opposition compliment each other.
A report of, and the results of, the Wotton and Abinger Flower Show (1889) which is still held to this day (except not this year – 2020).
The etymology of the name ‘Abinger Hatch’ is asked by a ‘Cockney Tourist’.
The complete version of September 1889 – Abinger Record.