The home-made, pocket size (approximately 8 1/2 inches x 5 1/2 inches) journal was kept intermittently between January 1871 and August 1877, the main period covered being: Jan-Apr , Nov 1873-Feb 1874, May-Aug 1874, Mar 1876-Mar 1877.
Entries record family and household events, colliery work (Charlton being a joiner at this time) and Chapel and Sunday School affairs. Places mentioned include: Bishop Auckland, Bishop Middleham, Shildon, Spennymoor and Trimdon.
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