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Articles from 1875 (part 1)

The Marlborough Times, 27th February 1875:
Deaths: On the 16th inst., at Milton, Wilts, Mrs ANNE CLACK, relict of the late JOHN CLACK, of New Mill, near Pewsey, aged 82.

The Marlborough Times, 10th July 1875:
Strayed : a hound puppy, answers to 'Bonnybelle', white, light tan head, and light spot on point of nose, brindled tan on loins, branded 'T' on side; seen last near Wootton Rivers. Please give information to J.H.G., Milton, nr Pewsey.

The Marlborough Times, 7th August 1875:
Milton Church Restoration Fund
A Bazaar, for the sale of useful and fancy articles, will be held in a large tent in King Hall meadow (by kind permission of J. SOMERSET Esq.) opposite the Vicarage at Milton, on Friday August 20th 1875, in aid of the funds for the restoration of the Parish Church, to commence at two o'clock .
Refreshments will be provided at reasonable charges. A celebrated military band will be in attendance. Admission: 6d each from two till five o'clock; 2d from five till seven.
"God save the Church and State."

The Marlborough Times, 28th August 1875:
The Bazaar
A great event for Milton was the bazaar in aid of the Church Restoration Fund, on Friday last, as was apparent by the festive appearance of the village, noted for having a road leading into, but not through the place. This road was emblematical of the hospitality with which all were received. Even the cottages were decorated with boughs and evergreens according to the taste of the inmates, and the field lent by Mr SOMERSET presented a lively scene as the afternoon wore on. Hundreds of visitors, including Lord & Lady St. MAUR, very many from Pewsey and the entire district, thronged the large tent in which stalls were erected and crowded with articles of every size, shape and character. Stile's brass band added music to the proceedings. Miss GALE, Mrs FERRIS and Mrs JARVIS presided over the sale, and a large number of young ladies and gentlemen were active in 'pushing the trade'. The genial Vicar of Milton particularly appeared to be ubiquitous, and we will leave him to speak of results and the progress of the laudable object of the bazaar in a letter given below.

[same issue]
Milton Restoration Fund
To the Editor of the Marlborough Times:
Dear Sirs -
Will you allow me on behalf of the parishioners of this place, to return our most sincere thanks to our very many kind friends, not only in this neighbourhood or county, but from many distant places where Wiltshire men dwell (all of which will doubtless be reached by the Marlborough Times) for the kind interests they have shown in the great work, which has for some months past been the object of our solicitude? I am thankful to say that the work has nearly come to its conclusion, without one single hitch or accident, and done in a thoroughly substantial manner.

We are enabled to go far beyond our original plans, and to carry out many additions to the works through the excessive liberality we have met with from all classes, and I believe I may say all denominations, far and near. Nor have those who have gone out from us, of the humbler class, been forgetful of their old home, and old parish church.

As regards the Bazaar, in aid of the Restoration Fund, held there on Friday (20th inst.), which left us in the handsome balance of above 110, we have but one feeling, of congratulations, and our great difficulty seemed to be in finding room for the countless presents, many of them of a costly character, which came in from every side. We were favoured by weather, by a brilliant company, by bright faces, kindly hearts, and ready hands, and if our visitors returned home in the evening with lighter pockets than they came, we firmly trust their hearts were lighter still, and they had no cause to complain of our Wiltshire hospitality at Milton. Nor, Sirs, must we forget our thanks to yourself for the frequent timely remarks made in your paper respecting the progress of of our church restoration, all of which were unsolicited by ourselves?

As regards the opening of our church, it is impossible to say at present when that may be as there are certain repairs still to be done to the chancel, which will probably be carried out at once by those who are responsible for that part of the building. I may also take this opportunity of expressing my personal feelings towards the whole of the parishioners of this place for the kindly zeal they have displayed from the first, and the ready aid they have afforded in every particular, and I trust that the greatest gratification to one and all will be that which arises from within the heart with a sense of our having worked together with a right good will, and while that feeling generally prevails through the county we may firmly trust that God will save Church and State.
I am, dear Sir, yours very faithfully, J. HENRY GALE.

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