From the Cambridge News, December 1904 (reprinted in "Looking Back", Cambridge Evening News 7 December 2004)
Dispute with the rectorThe troubles between parishioners of Hardwick and their Rector, which have made the village notorious, culminated in a police case when the Rev John Lee summoned John Hodson for assault. It was the climax of a series of annoyances which started when the Rector vetoed Hodson as a school manager, claiming he was not a bonafide member of the Church of England since he had jeered the Bishop on his return from the re-opening of the church. Hodson said the affair was an accident; he was swinging his stick as he was in the habit of doing, and the Rector had put his hand underneath it. The case was dismissed.
Article reproduced by kind permission of the Cambridge Evening News
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