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NEWS FROM MILTON LILBOURNE, 1848-1909

Articles from 1892 (part 2)

The Marlborough Times, June 25th 1892:
Club festival
The annual dinner of the Milton Friendly Society was held at the Bruce's Arms on Trinity Tuesday. The members assembled in full force, and marched to the Parish Church, where a club service was held by the Vicar, the Rev. J.H. GALE. Mr ENOS PRICE, the new landlord of the Bruce's Arms, had provided an excellent dinner to which the members sat down at 1.30 pm in company with the following honorary members and friends : Rev. J.H. GALE, Dr RAYMENT, Mr REDMAN, Mr W. KINGSTONE, Mr J. KINGSTONE, Mr D. HAINES, Mr HAYWARD, Mr E. WELLS, Mr H. WELLS, Mr FORD, Mr REYNOLDS, Mr GUILBERT, Mr PUCKRIDGE, Mr JEEVES, Mr Z. PRICE, and Mr J. LANE (Secretary). Letters of apology for absence were received from Mr H.P. DIXON, Mr G. FERRIS, Captain La TERRIERE, and Mr BROWN.

The Marlborough Times, July 6th 1892:
Church Missionary Society
Wednesday July 13th 1892
Sales of Work and Useful Articles will be opened at 2.30, and a Public Meeting at 6 o'clock (D.V.), both of which will be held in a tent at Mrs W.H. GALE'S, Sunnylands, Milton. There will be some good sacred music and singing during the afternoon.
Archdeacon CALEY from Travancore will attend as deputation. Other speakers are expected. Your presence and interest are earnestly desired. Secretary: Rev. C.E. THORPE


The Marlborough Times, July 23rd 1892:
On Wednesday the Church Missionary gathering took place at Mrs W.H. GALE'S (Sunnylands). In spite of the unfavourable weather, a good company assembled, and a brisk sale in the tent supplied the needs of those who were looking for useful garments, at most reasonable prices. The absence of the usual number of ornamental articles was much to be regretted, and was accounted for by the delay, at Liverpool , of a large package from the Canary Islands .

The sacred concert, as advertised, was entirely organized by the Misses
GALE, of the Vicarage (who also took a large share in the performance), and was much appreciated by all. Mrs S.B. DIXON, the Misses SOMERSET (Newbury), Miss WOOLCOTT, Messrs M. WADE SMITH, BROWN and SCALES all very ably assisted. An organ was kindly lent for the occasion by Mr E. GUILBERT, and a piano by Mrs BROWN of Milton. Another attraction was a collection of missionary curiosities, a loan from C.M.S. College, exhibited by Mr LANE.

Several attended from a distance, amongst whom were Rev.
A.G. and Mrs LAWE, and party (Fosbury), Rev. E.H. and Mrs WINDLE (Upavon), Rev. and Mrs HEYGATE (Burbage), Mrs TASKER and a Persian lady (Andover), Mrs and Misses HAYWARD (Tidcombe), Mrs WROTH, Mr LIDDIARD and Miss HOOPER (Collingbourne), Mr and Mrs HARRIS (Marlborough), Dr and Mrs RAYMENT (Pewsey), Mrs FARQUHAR (Burbage) and many others. Tea was provided at a small charge. The attendance was smaller than on previous occasions, owing to the unfavourable weather.

At 6 o'clock the meeting was held in the tent. In the unavoidable absence of the Vicar, the chair was taken by Mr
JOSEPH STRATTON (Manningford). After a prayer and reading by Mr W. CLAYTON (Association Secretary), and a few introductory remarks by the Chairman, the Rev. A.G. LAWE gave a short, earnest address followed by the deputation, the Ven. Archdeacon CALEY, of Travancore, South India, who, in an interesting and instructive address, held his hearers for some considerable time; his stirring practical words will not soon be forgotten by those who heard them. The Archdeacon and Mrs CALEY have been twenty years in the missionary fields. The Rev. W. CLAYTON touchingly mentioned Mr JAMES H. REDMAN, who died in East Africa last February and whose brightness, kindness, and brave words will be ever remembered by all who saw and heard him at the meeting last year. The Rev. H.C. WINDLE also spoke, and the meeting closed with a hymn and the Benediction.

The money results of the day fell far short of previous years, about 30 being gained for the Society. Mr
ABORN'S and Mrs MOULD'S collection boxes added 1 15s 6d more. Hearty thanks were returned to those who so kindly sent flowers, butter, and work, and to the stall-holders, Mrs HAYWARD (Clench), the Misses GALE, FOOKES, LEWIS, INGRAMS, BRACHER, WOOLCOTT, FUSSELL and CHITTY, and to all who in any way helped.


The Marlborough Times, August 13th 1892:
A temperance meeting was held on Tuesday evening at the Temperance Hall, under the kind auspices of Miss PENRUDDOCKE, when stirring addresses were given by Messrs KIMBER and MARTIN, and a most enjoyable and instructive evening was spent by those present. The children had been invited to bring gifts of flowers (both garden and wild), to which they heartily responded, and other kind friends also gave a good collection of fruit, flowers, and vegetables. These were all tastefully laid out in the room during the service, and were forwarded next day to Savernake Hospital.


The Marlborough Times, November 5th 1892:
Harvest thanksgiving services were held in this parish on Sunday last. The church was tastefully decorated by the Misses GALE, assisted by kind friends. The parishioners made bountiful offerings of bread, butter, eggs, fruit and vegetables, which were prettily arranged in the chancel. The sermons were preached by the Vicar, the Rev. J.H. GALE. The offertories amounted to 6 4s 1d and were on behalf of Savernake Hospital.

The Marlborough Times, November 19th 1892:
Sale of standing timber, Tuesday December 6th 1892
Mr MARK JEANS is favoured with instructions from EDWARD SOMERSET Esq. to sell by auction, at the Bruce's Arms Inn, Milton, as above, at 2 for 3pm, in convenient lots, 150 oak, elm and alder trees of good dimensions, now growing on his Milton estate.
Catalogues may be obtained of Mr GEORGE FERRIS, Land Agent, Milton (who will appoint a person to show the lots), and of Mr MARK JEANS, Auctioneer and Surveyor, Marlborough.


The Marlborough Times, December 3rd 1892:
Tuesday next, December 6th 1892
Sale of elm and larch timber
Mr MARK JEANS will sell by auction at the Bruce's Arms Inn, Milton, as above, at 3pm, about 40 sticks of larch and elm timber, standing on the estate of HENRY SOMERSET Esq., particulars of which can be obtained on application to Mr GEORGE FERRIS, Land Agent, Milton, or Mr MARK JEANS, Auctioneer, Marlborough.


The Marlborough Times, December 10th 1892:
Sale of standing timber
Mr MARK JEANS held a sale of standing timber at the Bruce's Arms Inn, Milton, on Tuesday last for Messrs H. & E. SOMERSET. There was a good attendance of buyers and every lot sold, there being good competition. About 200 oak, elm, larch and other trees were offered. Oak made from 1s 6d to 2s per foot, elm from 9d to 1s 3d, larch about 1s.


The Marlborough Times, December 24th 1892:
Sale of timber at Milton
To the Editor
Dear Sir - We shall feel obliged if you would correct an error in your report of the timber in your paper December 10th. It was incorrect and misleading to the public. We purchased about three parts of the timber: elm fetched from 5d to 10d per foot and not 9d to 1s 3d as stated.
Yours truly, Robbins & Co., Honeystreet Wharf. December 17th 1892


The Marlborough Times, December 24th 1892:
Illness of the Vicar
The inhabitants of a wide district have learned with regret of the indisposition of the Rev. J.H. GALE, whose assiduous performance of many public duties, including those of Chairman of the Pewsey Board of Guardians and also of Chairman of the Pewsey branch of Magistrates, has caused his absence to be felt as a great loss to the neighbourhood. Mr GALE, whose geniality and generosity are proverbial, has been in failing health for some time. He has the best wishes of a large circle of friends for a speedy restoration to his accustomed vigour.


The Marlborough Times, December 31st 1892:
Milton Timber Sale
To the Editor
Dear Sir - My attention has been called to a letter in your last issue from Messrs Robbins, Lane and Pinniger, referring to a sale of standing timber at Milton, conducted by me for Messrs H. & E. SOMERSET, and contradicting a previous report of prices at that sale. Allow me to say, with all due deference to those gentlemen, that the measurements of each lot were carefully made by more than one competent person (as Messrs Robbins & Co are aware), such measurements being taken precisely in the same way as in the case of sales privately to Messrs Robbins, Lane and Pinniger. The reserves were carried out and entered in my sale book at from 7d to 10d per foot for elm, according to quality, and with every lot these figures were realized, most were exceeded, and in two instances, where competition was very animated and the timber of fine quality, the result showed 1s 2d per foot, taking the butts and tops together, which would make the butts more than 1s 3d. The result of the sale would have been satisfactory to the vendors if the reserves had been realized; as these were exceeded to the extent of about 20 per cent in the aggregate, I trust the wisdom of an auction has been exemplified, especially as it appears so satisfactory to both vendors and purchasers. Should I have the pleasure of again selling privately to my old friends, the excellent firm who have addressed you, and who buy so much in this neighbourhood, I shall feel sure that when they bid me a low price per foot they mean to be very liberal indeed with measurement.
I am, Yours truly, MARK JEANS Auctioneer. Marlborough, December 7th

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