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NEWS FROM MILTON LILBOURNE, 1848-1909

Articles from 1901

The Marlborough Times, January 5th 1901:
Seasonable benevolence.
For several years past, Miss PENRUDDOCKE of Fyfield Lodge has given three plum puddings at Christmas time, to be competed for by the children attending the school. The prizes are given for regular attendance, punctuality and good conduct. This year the first prize was gained by a family of three, named ROBBINS, aged 10, 6 and 4 years, who, though living nearly 1˝ miles from the school, have only been absent one half-day. HELEN and REGGIE MARTIN gained the second prize, not having been late or absent once. The third prize was secured by CHARLES STAGG. These prizes were distributed on the Friday afternoon before Christmas, with others given by the master and a few friends, and at the same time every child received a small Christmas gift.

The Marlborough Times, January 19th 1901:
Parish Council.
A meeting was held on Monday. Present: Messrs FERRIS, LANE, POCOCK, SPACKMAN, STAGG, VAUGHAN & WELLS. In the absence of the chairman, Mr C. STAGG occupied the chair. The state of the road leading to the Severals was brought forward by Messrs FERRIS & STAGG, the road in question being in a disgraceful condition. The council were unanimously of opinion that something ought to be done, but considerable doubt arose as to whom the proper notices of repair should be made. From the discussion, it appears that the right of way is claimed by Mrs JAMES HEAD who charges a small quit rent to owners of the adjoining property using the road ..... Messrs FERRIS & STAGG were empowered to wait upon Mrs HEAD and ascertain the exact nature of her claim to the road.

The Marlborough Times, January 26th 1901:
An adjourned meeting of this council was held on Monday evening, to consider the report of the deputation appointed to wait on Mrs HEAD to ascertain the exact nature of her claim to the road leading to the Severals. Mr C. STAGG presided in the absence of the chairman. Mr FERRIS was unavoidably absent, but sent a letter explaining the result of the interview with Mrs HEAD. It appears Mrs HEAD has a legal right to charge a small quit rent to users of the road, but she was quite willing to hand the road in question over to the parish if it were put in proper repair. Mr FERRIS suggested that the road be repaired by public subscription and undertook to collect subscriptions from the owners and occupiers of land, and also from users of the road, if approved by the parish council. On the proposition of Messrs POCOCK & WELLS it was unanimously decided to accept Mr FERRIS’S offer, and to bring the matter forward again when the road had been repaired.

The Marlborough Times, February 9th 1901:
Saturday last will long retain the mournful reputation of being a day of universal grief and mourning throughout the world, but in no part of the late Queen's dominions could there have been a more sorrowful or grief-stricken congregation than that which gathered together in Milton church to pay their last sad respects of love and devotion to their revered and much-beloved Queen, of glorious and blessed memory. The Vicar (Rev. C.F. SWEET) had issued notices announcing the service to commence at 1.30 pm , but long before that time the sacred edifice was full to overflowing. Every house in the parish was represented. The school children assembled at the school at 1 o'clock and walked in procession to the church, where seats had been reserved for them. The Milton Friendly Society was represented by four of the oldest members, each carrying a steward's staff, draped in crape.

The service commenced with the "Funeral March" (Chopin), played most effectively on the organ by Mrs SWEET. The special form of service, No. 2, was impressively rendered by the Vicar and Choir. Hymns, "The Saints of God", "Oh God our Help" and "On the Resurrection Morning" were sung feelingly by the choir and congregation. A short address was given by the Rev. C.F. SWEET, with reference to the solemn occasion which had brought such a vast congregation together. The Vicar went on to speak of the great example left to everyone by the Queen's whole life, whether as Queen, woman, wife or mother. At the close the congregation stood while the "Dead March" in "Saul" was played, followed by Mendelssohn's "Lied ohne Worte", no. 27. The Vicar had the bell solemnly tolled before service and a muffled peal was rung afterwards, and also in the evening.

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