Wednesday, February 6, 2013

More Old News from Tring

Old News
I have completed the preparations for tomorrow's talk  by adding the following additional sample news stories:

1842: Opening of the Tring National School - on the site of the old workhouse.
1849: Stealing a tea-caddy at Tring - 18 year old get whipped and 1 week's hard labour
1861Fire at Miswell Farm, Tring - Buildings destroyed but farmhouse saved - arson suspected
1887Obituary of Benjamin Crouch, of Miswell Farm, Tring - 93 year old farmer had seen 51 harvests at the farm (and his son continued for another 24 years). I have added some biographical details.
1890Sale of Building Land at Tring  - Sale of plots  in the Longfield Road area I have added details from 1897 O.S. map

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