1847: 23 January. Josiah Chater went to a party given by his brother William’s employer, Mr Basham. It began at 6 o’clock with ‘a very comfortable tea’ after which:
We had Charades and also played Mr Pickwick and Oliver Twist; we also had a Magic Lantern. Supper at ten – a glorious repast.
William Basham, 55, draper
William Isaac Basham, 32, master woollen draper, b Cambridge
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