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16 erthygl ar y dudalen hon

OUR LONDON LETTER .

LICENSED VICTUALLERS' i BANQUET.

THE CRAY WAfER WORKS.

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH CONVERSAZIONE.

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HOUSEKEEPING A HUNDRED AND…

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HOUSEKEEPING A HUNDRED AND TWENTY YEARS AGO. AN INTERESTING LOCAL REMINISCENCE. Sir Robert Morris has in his possession the account book used by the housekeeper at Clase- mont in the year 1773-thirty years before the creation of the baronetcy. Some of the items in tjua interesting record will excite envy amongst th ) frugal housewives of to-day. A very largo household had to be maintained at Clasemontr but the meat was obtainable at phenomenally low prices. The beef supply amounted to from 401ba. to 60lbs. per week, to say nothing of the mutton and chickens and geese and ducks. But all these could be had for prices which would nowadays be considered dirt cheap. At Christ- mastime the housekeeper could buy half a rump and sirloin of beef, 691bs. at 3Jd. per pound, and mutton at prices ranging from 31d. to 4d. Some- times the beef, in sympathy with mutton-as the grain trade report would say-would rise to 5d. Per pound. For 2 cupple chickens" the sum of Is. 6d. was paid, and other chickens were bought • an(l 4d. apiece. Ducks were going at 6d., geese at Is. each—verily, the good old days I 7 ej n?a bad to be paid for through the nose s. od. per lb. for tea, 8 £ d. for sugar, 7d. for currants and 201bs. of salt for 2s. 3d., to give a. few instances. Other Christmastide entries "py, "1° housekeeper expended 3d. on nu v a a filing on oring peel candid." lhe Xmas quantity of meat was 641bs. beef, 241bs. mutton and sundry poultry. For anchovieg Is, 9d. per lb. was paid but it is not stated whether they were caught in Swansea Bay, at cna time a promising anchovy fishery ground.

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RHONDDA & SWANSEA BAY RAILWAY.

HIGH WATER IN SWANSEA HARBOUR

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ILOCAL FIXTURES OF FORTHCOMING…

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