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SUSSEX IN BYGONE DAYS

Reminiscences of NATHANIEL PAINE BLAKER M.R.C.S.

With Forward by Habberton Lulham

And an Introductory Letter by Sir Arthur Newsholme, K.C.B.

And four Illustrations from Photographs

Hove, Sussex
Combridges
36 Church Road
1919



First published in 1906, for private circulation only, under the title of "Reminiscences of Nathaniel Paine Blaker." New Edition, revised, extended and largely rewritten, December, 1919.



CONTENTS

 FOREWORD    
 INTRODUCTORY LETTERS    
1EARLY LIFE  28NELSON'S "VICTORY"
2RUSTIC CUSTOMS SEVENTY YEARS AGO  29LOCOMOTION
3OX-TEAMS  30THE PATTEN
4SHEEP WASHING  31FLINT AND STEEL
5SHEEP SHEARING  32COURT LEET
6HAYING  33STEEL TRAPS AND SPRING GUNS
7HARVEST  34SPECIMENS OF OLD SUSSEX DIALECT
8HOLLERING POT  35OLD BRIGHTON PAVEMENTS
9HARVEST SUPPER  36THREE CRIMINAL CASES
10LEASHING, OR GLEANING  37CHOLERA AT PYECOMBE
11THRESHING AND WINNOWING  38STEYNING
12TITHE  39LEWES
13SUSSEX BELL TEAMS  40COUNTRY BRINGING UP
14AN OLD TIME VILLAGE  41COUNTRY LIFE
15MUSIC AND SINGING  42PUPILAGE AT THE SUSSEX COUNTY HOSPITAL
16MANAGEMENT OF CHILDREN  43FIRST MEDICAL OFFICERS AT HOSPITAL.
17MY SCHOOLS AND SCHOOLMASTERS  44GUY'S HOSPITAL
18OLD SOCIAL HABITS  45I COMMENCE PRACTICE
19SOCIAL AMUSEMENTS  46BRIGHTON DISPENSARY
20SPORTS AND GAMES  47HOUSE SURGEON, COUNTY HOSPITAL
21FOX HUNTING  48APPOINTMENT AS ASSISTANT SURGEON
22HARRIERS, ETC.  49WATER-BEDS
23SHOOTING  50A JOURNEY TO ARUNDEL AND CONSULTATION WITH MR. EVERSHED
24MEDICAL PRACTICE IN OLD TIMES  51BRIGHTON POISONING CASE
25EDBURTON CHURCH  52ANTISEPTIC SURGERY
26OLD RECTORS  53ALTERED TYPE OF DISEASES IN RELATION TO SOCIAL CUSTOMS
27SUSSEX SMUGGLERS    


List of Illustrations.

SUSSEX CANISTER BELLS, PYECOMBE CROOK, ETC. Photo Dr. Habberton Lulham
THE FLOCKMASTER Photo Dr. Habberton Lulham
A SOUTHDOWN SHEPHERD Photo Dr. Habberton Lulham
PORTRAIT OF THE AUTHOR Photo A.H.Fry

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