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The Diary of James Brogden, August 1871 – December 1872

29 April 1872

29 April 1872

Next morning we rose at 2 o’clock for “Pig-root”, taking Coach and arriving there in the evening, where we met Dr Knight. Certainly this place is rightly named. The house kept by an Irishman and his wife, is not only fit for pigs. Everything is bad and filthy. Sleep there could be none, - for every sound coming from the passengers of 3 or 4 large coaches, could be heard all over.