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Articles from 1881 (part 1)

The Marlborough Times, January 8th 1881:
On Thursday December 30th the annual supper was given by the Rev J.H. GALE, vicar, to the choir and bell-ringers of the parish church. The party, with other friends, mustered about 40, and a most enjoyable evening was spent by all. The tables were tastefully laid out under the kind superintendence of Mrs & the Misses GALE. After supper, which was of the most substantial kind, the company relapsed into conviviality, when 'Jokes went round and careless chat' interspersed by some capital songs, notable among the rest being the 'Trio' by the Misses GALE; 'Jeannette and Jeannot' by Miss A. GALE; 'There's time enough for that I say', by Mr WINDSOR PEARCE; 'Bread, cheese and ale' by Mr W. KINGSTONE; 'Waiting at the garden gate' by CHARLES STAGG; and a cornet solo by Mr J. KINGSTONE. A special feature of the evening's entertainment was some hand-bell ringing, which was remarkably well performed by Messrs W. & J. KINGSTONE, JARVIS, STAGG & LAWRENCE, the changes being well sustained and good time kept.

At the conclusion Mr GALE, in a short speech, thanked and praised the choir for the efficient manner in which they performed their part in the services of the church, and also the ringers who, on their part, help to enliven the dark, dull nights of winter by ringing out merry peals at this season of the year. Mr JARVIS, New Mill, on behalf of the company, thanked Mr GALE and the ladies of his family for their kindness in providing such an excellent supper, and heartily wished them all a very happy New Year. After 3 times 3 had been given for Mr GALE and his family, the singing of the National Anthem by the choir brought the pleasantly-spent evening to a close.

[same issue]
Deaths: on the 1st inst., at 25 Artillery Row, Westminster, SARAH ANN wife of Mr GEORGE GODDARD, and eldest daughter of Mr S. SPACKMAN, Milton, Wilts, aged 33.

The Marlborough Times, summary of reports from January 29th & February 5th:
[A heavy snowstorm hit Wiltshire on Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th January 1881. There were several fatalities, including HENRY HEAD, aged 22, a farm labourer and native of Milton. He was employed at Barbary Farm, Wroughton, and had been married only three weeks. He lived at Hackpen Cottages, between Wroughton and Ogbourne St George, about three-quarters of a mile from the farm where he worked. He left the farm after his day's work at about 4pm on Tuesday 25th January. He had a quart of milk to deliver at a house on his way, about 500 yards from his home, but he never arrived. His body was found on Saturday 29th quite a distance from the road between the farm and his home. He was found standing up in a snowdrift. The inquest verdict was "death from exposure to cold"].

The Marlborough Times, March 5th 1881:
Household furniture, rosewood cottage piano, silver plate etc.
Mr Neate is favoured with instructions from the Misses BURFITT, who are leaving the neighbourhood, to sell by auction on Friday 18th March 1881 the undermentioned furniture and effects:
In the drawing room : 6 walnut-framed chairs, ladies and gentlemen's easy-chairs to match, loo table, rosewood cottage piano (in good condition), cheffonier with marble top and plate-glass back, gilt frame chimney-glass, carpet & rug, papier-mache table, window-pole, fender and fire-irons, and other ornamental portions.
Dining room : sets of mahogany frame chairs, pillar & claw, flap, dining and other tables, square piano in mahogany case, matting and hearth-rug, fender & fire-irons etc.
Bedroom : 4-post and French bedsteads, 2 children's cots, capital feather bed, palliasse, marble-top and other washstands, commode, chairs etc.
Kitchen : chairs, table, fender & fire-irons etc.
Silver plate : 12 tea-spoons, 6 dessert, 4 table, 5 salt & gravy spoons, sugar tongs, fish slice, plaited toast rack and butter boats etc.
On view the morning of sale, which will commence at 2 o'clock. The house to let.

The Marlborough Times, 26th March 1881:
Wanted at Milton Hill, a good day-man, who can make ricks. Good house and garden. Apply to J. DEW, Milton Hill, Pewsey.

[same issue]
Pewsey Petty Sessions
Appointments made to parochial offices
Overseers: C. REDMAN & H. HAYWARD
Way Warden: J. SOMERSET
Representative for Milton on Pewsey Board of Guardians: J. SOMERSET

The Marlborough Times, 30th April 1881:
A most successful concert was given on Tuesday last in the school room by the Milton Choir, assisted by friends. The room was crowded and many could not gain admittance. The members of the choir, numbering 23, under the conductorship of Mr HOMER POWELL [of Easton Royal] carried out the programme satisfactorily to everyone, and their performance was a real treat to all lovers of music, as was shown by the constant and hearty applause of the company..
[Summary of programme]
'La dame blanche' - Mrs HAYWARD & Miss GALE
'Little celandine' - duet - Misses GALE
'Hunting song' - choir
'Old timbertoes' - solo - Mr PUCKRIDGE
'Thuringian volklied' - quartet
'A summer shower' - Miss F. GALE
'Nursery rhymes' - double quartet
'L'Italiana in Algeri' - piano duet - Lady CONSTANCE BOUVERIE & Miss EVERETT
'The bargeman' - Mr WINDSOR PEARCE
'The fisherman's hat' - choir
'Katey's letter' (an Irish song) - Miss A. GALE
'When the wind blows in from the sea' - duet
'No Sir' - Miss GALE
'Come live with me' - part song
'Rochester bells' - Mr H. POWELL
'Richmond Fair' - chorus

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