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Articles from 1890 (part 2)

The Marlborough Times, February 22nd 1890:
An entertainment of vocal and instrumental music was given in the schoolroom on Thursday, in connection with the Young Men's Bible Class, several of whom took part in the programme, notably Master T. BENGER, who played a violin solo very nicely, and who also made a very good 'Emperor of China', and Master WILLIE LANE was a first-rate Chinaman. Master H. OSBORNE sang his song 'The troubadour' in good time and tune, only too softly. Miss CLARA SKINNER scored a success with her song 'Only a song', and received an encore. The band in their 'Orchestral airs' were not up to their usual standard of proficiency. Miss E. GALE gave a recitation, 'Two ducks', in dramatic style. Mr GILBERT was to the fore in his song 'My old friend John', whilst the climax was reached when Mr A. REYNOLDS sang 'My grandfather's clock' with one of the boys dressed up to represent a long-cased clock.

Piano duet: 'Derby gallop' (Misses E.S. & E. GALE)
Song: 'Rose of Allandale' (Mr O. SKINNER)
Reading: Mr LANE
Violin solo: 'Airs' (T. BENGER)
Song: 'Only a song' (Miss C. SKINNER)
'Emperor of China'
'Orchestral airs': the band
Song: 'The troubadour': (H. OSBORNE)
Vocal duet: 'The better land' (Misses E.S. GALE & C. SKINNER)
Song: 'My old friend John' (Mr GILBERT)
Recitation: 'Two ducks' (Miss E.S. GALE)
Song:'My grandfather's clock' (Mr A. REYNOLDS)
National Anthem

In the second part a well-deserved encore was given to the trio, and also to Miss GALE and Mr W.H. PUCKRIDGE respectively for their songs. Mrs HAYWARD played a very difficult solo with great taste, although apparently slightly nervous. It was quite evident, however, she could play. Mrs FORD, who sang beautifully, was rapturously encored. When the Rev. J.H. GALE ascended the platform, there was uproarious applause. The late Matthew Arnold once said that the clergyman of the parish was the centre of sweetness and light. Mr GALE is also the centre of popularity in the parish. He said that he was told he must do something, and so he locked himself in his room and searched about among some old papers for something to read. He at last came upon an old paper nameless and dateless, from 'Our Special Reporter', containing a humorous account of a trial before the Pewsey judges many years ago. The trial in question referred to the athletic sports, and to a man who was said to have misbehaved at the sports and at the beershop. The end of the trial was a verdict of 'Not guilty', but with a rider added that he must not do it again.

A very pleasant evening was spent, and we hope many more are to come. The piano and American organ were played by the Misses GALE, Miss KIMBER, Mr PUCKRIDGE, etc., and Messrs SAUNDERS and PUCKRIDGE played violins. Mr F. SHEATH discoursed on the flute, and Mr J. KINGSTON on the cornet. Below is the programme:

Overture (valse): 'La Gitana'
Part song: 'Dawn of day'
Song: 'The Rhine maiden' (Miss HAWKINS)
Recitation: Mr C.E. SOAMES
Solo (gigelira): Miss KIMBER
Song & chorus: 'Cheer boys cheer' (solo: Mr W. PEARCE)
Song: 'the banks of Allan Water' (Miss F. GALE)
Quartette: 'Farewell'
March: 'Boulanger'
Trio: 'When the morn is brightly glowing' (Messrs PEARCE, WAITE & SKINNER)
Song: 'Black-eyed Susan' (Miss ANNIE GALE)
Reading: Rev. J.H. GALE
Solo (piano): a/'Scots, Wha Hae', b/'Home sweet home': (Mrs HAYWARD)
Song: 'The yeoman's wedding' (Mr W.H. PUCKRIDGE)
Song: 'Remember or forget' (Mrs FORD)
'The Emperor of China'
The National Anthem

The Marlborough Times, March 1st 1890:
Sudden death. An inquest was held on Monday last by Mr F.T. SYLVESTER, district coroner, into the circumstances attending the sudden death of Mrs ANN FRICKER, 36 years of age, widow of JOHN FRICKER. The jury, after hearing the evidence, found that death arose from syncope, brought on by fatty degeneration of the heart.

The Marlborough Times, March 8th 1890:
Wanted - for a farm near Chippenham, a first-class shepherd; must thoroughly understand the management of a breeding flock. Good wages, and a house. Apply to HENRY J. FORD, Milton, Pewsey.

The Marlborough Times, March 15th 1890:
Wanted - a man as engine driver, and to do general farm work. Apply to HENRY J. FORD, Milton, Pewsey.

The Marlborough Times, April 12th 1890:
School anniversary.
The anniversary of the Wesleyan chapel and Sunday school was celebrated on Good Friday, with a tea and public meeting. Mr A. HEATH presided, and addresses were given by the Rev. W.S. WINTER, and Messrs W. DUCK, JAMES DUCK and WHITBREAD. The annual report, which was of a satisfactory nature, was read by Mr KIMBER.

[same issue]
Accident. On Wednesday evening last week Mr & Mrs HAYWARD, of Clinch, met with an alarming accident. Mr HAYWARD was driving a rather spirited horse, and when just outside Pewsey, the reins suddenly snapped. The horse bolted, and both Mr & Mrs HAYWARD were thrown out of the trap. When picked up they were both unconscious, Mrs HAYWARD remaining so for about a quarter of an hour, and Mr HAYWARD for a much longer time. They were taken into a neighbouring house, and Dr COLEMAN was sent for. Under his skilful attention they improved very much, and recovered sufficiently to be removed home.

The Marlborough Times, April 26th 1890:
Guardians elected to Pewsey Union include JOHN SOMERSET, Milton

The Marlborough Times, June 7th 1890:
Friendly Society

The annual festival of this club was held at the Bruce's Arms on Trinity Tuesday. The usual service was held at the parish church at 11 o'clock . An excellent dinner provided by the genial landlord of the Bruce's Arms was partaken of by nearly 150 members and honorary members. The honorary members present were: the Rev. J.H. GALE, Dr RAYMENT, Messrs W.& J. KINGSTONE, C. REDMAN, D. HAINES, S. FERRIS, J. FORD, P. PUCKRIDGE, J. TUCKER, G. SKINNER & T. FERRIS. Letters of apology were received from Mr G. FERRIS, Mr J. SOMERSET and Mr H. HAYWARD. Speeches were dispensed with. The Secretary made his annual statement on the affairs of the club, from which it appears that the club now numbers 113 members, and has a balance at the bank of 394. During the last year only one death occurred, and 38 was paid to sick members ..... he referred to the removal of their Medical Officer, Dr CLARKE, from the district. He concluded by wishing the club continued peace, prosperity and progress.

Mrs FERRIS had, as usual, kindly invited the members and their wives to tea on her beautiful lawn, and about 180 availed themselves of her kind offer. Mr George FERRIS bade them welcome and spoke a few words of encouragement to them. After tea the hymn 'God be with you' was sung by the assembled multitude, accompanied by the band. The Secretary briefly thanked Mrs FERRIS, on behalf of the club, for her great kindness, and asked the members to so conduct themselves as to merit her confidence in the future, as they had done in the past. Loud cheers were given for Mrs FERRIS, Mr G. FERRIS, Mr PUCKRIDGE and the Ladies.

Fourteen new members were admitted into the club after dinner, and with these recruits the members once more reached the club house, where a large concourse of people had assembled from all the villages round. The members subsequently adjourned to the supper room, and after the band had played a few inspiring tunes, to the great delight of the lovers of the dance, the National Anthem proclaimed that the festival had once more been brought to a successful issue.

The Marlborough Times, June 14th 1890:
Deaths: June 11th at Sunnyside, Warminster, after one day's illness, CLARA, youngest daughter of THOMAS COLLEY of Milton, Wilts, aged 18. Deeply mourned.

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