Reading Mercury Monday 28th October 1833

ABINGDON, VALE, &c. OCT 26.

On Saturday the allotment tenants and others of Phillip Pusey, esq. were entertained the number of between 200 and 300, with an excellent dinner of beef and plum puddings, with plenty of strong beer, by that gentleman; the tenants were from the several parishes of Hanney, Denchworth, Chamey, Hatford, Standford, and Pusey. A band was provided for their entertainment, and at the conclusion, Mr. Pusey addressed them on the importance of the object he had in view in letting them plots of ground, and expressed his happiness to find that their comforts were increased by these means. After a rural dance the party separated to their various homes highly gratified.

1883 Map from Joe