Gotta love people whose expenses include the likes of the following caustic comments alongside the payments:
“Carline’s man with cart full of disappointment“
“[To] Old, dirty, ungrateful Lloyd“
“Halston gardener, with horrid melon“
“Ale from ‘Hand,’ not fit to be drank“
In 1907 E.V. Lucas published a biography of The Lichfield Swan, Miss Seward — a great friend to the Ladies of Llangollen. (I will be posting letters to and from Miss Seward at a later date.) Towards the end of the book is this lengthy chapter on Sarah and Eleanor, copied here in full.
The Ladies had rather a love/hate relationship with the Hand Hotel — which is still extant in Llangollen.