Evening to auction of late Charles Hickenbotham's property in Chapel and Charles Street. 4 cottages fetched 483 pounds. I passed a few suitable remarks about this property and the Cheadle Railway.
J.S.(T.S.?) Godwin, executor, present and C.J. Blagg read the conditions.
Mr Green, Freehay, bought for Charles Weston. Mr Godwin, executor, asked me to bring my Bill for selling into him.
Walter Almond came over from London and called upon me.
1) Walter Almond was John's brother-in-law, married to his sister Elizabeth.
2) The construction of the Cheadle Branch line was not fully completed until 1901.