relating to Broseley and District
Broseley Local History Society
3rd January 1933
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE.—On Boxing Night the Town Hall was engaged jointly by the Whitehall Rovers Football Club and the Broseley branch of the Wrekin Division Labour Party for whist and a dance. There were 23 tables occupied for the whist, for which Mr. E. C. S. White carried out the duties of M.C. Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Allen (Speed’s Lane), were the winners of the first prizes, and the other prizewinners were:—Ladies: 2 Miss Lily Evans (Iron-Bridge),3 Miss Lena Evans. Gents.: 2 Mr. P. Bagley, 3 Mr. T. Goodall. The prizes were presented by Mrs. E. Milward, to whom a vote of thanks was accorded, on the motion of Mr. P. A. Dixon, and seconded by Mr. J. Casey. A vote of thanks was also passed to Mr. White for his services, as M.C. The dance was attended by a happy crowd, and Mr. Arthur Evans acted as M.C. Spot dance prizes were won by Mr. and Mrs. ‘I’. Sankey. The secretariat duties were carried out by Mr. P. A. Dixon, and he was well assisted by the committee. Mrs. Evans (caretaker) provided the refreshments.
THE -FUNERAL of the Rev. Leonard Banner, B.D., pastor of
Whitegate Baptist Church, Blackpool, took place on Saturday at Broseley. His
death occurred suddenly on the previous Monday at his residence, The Manse,
SOCIAL CLUB.—A fair company attended the weekly whist drive,
held on Monday, at which Mrs. P. Bagley distributed prizes to the following:—
Ladies: 1 Mrs. E. Harrison, 2 Mrs. J. Casey. Gents.: 1 Mr. W. Dodd (
OBITUARY.—The death of Mr. Jas. Oakley, coal dealer and
haulier, Woodlands Road, Broseley Wood, occurred on Saturday in his 38th year,
after a painful illness patiently borne; lasting about 10 weeks. Deceased was
the third son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Oakley, and followed on with the
business after his father’s death.—The funeral took place on Wednesday at the
CHOIR BOYS CHRISTMAS PARTY. —With their customary kindness,
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Broadhurst entertained the
CARNIVAL DANCE.—A New Year’s Eve carnival dance, organised
10th January 1933
WESLEYAN SUNDAY SCHOOL.—The annual prize distribution took place recently, and was presided over by Mr. C. R. Jones (superintendent), when 129 scholars received books for regular attendance during the past year. Fifteen scholars obtained the “Round O” prize for complete attendance, 18 scholars first prizes, 23 scholars second prizes, and 73 scholars third prizes. Mrs. R, Bunnagar presented the prizes in the presence of a number of parents and friends, and gave an address to the scholars, and words of encouragement to the officers and teachers. The secretary (Mr. A. O. Jones) gave the school attendance, and explained how the prizes were gained.
SOCIAL CLUB.—The weekly whist drive was held on Monday. Mr.
R. Hood again undertook the duties of M.C., and the prize-winners were Mrs. C.
Meredith, 2 Mrs. T. Jones (
UNITED BROTHERHOOD.—At the meeting held on Sunday afternoon in the -Wesleyan Chapel, the Rev. J. H. Roberts (rector of Jackfield), continued his series of lectures on the subject, “God and the Individual.” The president (Mr. Hugh Welsh, Willey Old Hall), occupied the chair, and the Rev. J. H. Roberts conducted the prayers. During the afternoon the Fellowship hymns, “Light of the World,” “O Thou, the true and only light,” and “Lord of all life,” were sung, under the leadership of the precentor, Mr. F. S. Francis. Mr. A. J. Hartshorne (hon. secretary), presided at the organ.
OLD FOLKS’ PARTY.—The old folks’ party given annually by the
members of the
THE WEDDING took place on Saturday at
NONAGENARIAN’S DEATH. — The death occurred on Jan. 2 of Mrs.
Elizabeth Dickin, of Simpson’s Lane, at the age of 93. Deceased, who was a
native of Huddersfield, Yorks., was the widow of Mr. Francis Dickin (brother to
the late Mr. J. B. Dickin, draper, of Oakengates), who many years ago was in
business in High Street, Broseley, as a grocer provision merchant, and draper,
afterwards carrying on business as a grocer at Tontine Hill, Iron-Bridge, in
which town he died. Deceased survived her husband and an only child (a son) by
several years and, since their deaths, has lived alone in Broseley. The funeral
took place on Tuesday at
A meeting of the District Council was held on Wednesday, Alderman J. Nicklin presiding.
Reporting on finance, the Clerk stated that the January precept had been received, and the general district account showed a credit balance of £945 19s. 10d., which, after cheques being drawn that day to the amount of £150 18s. 7d, would reduce the balance to £795 1s. 3d. In the water account payments into the bank had been made by the collectors amounting to £56 7s. 5d. during the month, which reduced the debit balance to £232 13s., and, taking the two accounts together, they would show a net credit of £561 8s. 3d., as against a net credit of £152 17s. at the corresponding period last year. —The Chairman considered it a satisfactory position to be £400 better off as compared with last year.—The Collector reported that he had collected £139 13s. 5d. of the present instalment of the water rate, and he had £6 10s. in hand, and that the gross outstandings amounted to £257 16s. 7d.
The Inspector gave particulars of the number of drains emptying into the Benthall Brook from the Broseley and Barrow Wards, and the meeting decided that the work of piping the brook should be continued with as and when they could afford the money, and it was mentioned that the Barrow Ward would be prepared to contribute a proportion of the cost.
The Surveyor submitted a report and plan he had received in respect to the sewage plant for the King Street housing site, giving the estimated cost as £52 for the plant, and £75 for the brickwork, etc. sufficient for the existing 10 houses, and an alternative estimate of £90 and £100 respectively for a plant of an increased size sufficient to meet the additional requirements should it be decided to erect further houses on the site at a future date.— To enable the committee to come to a decision in the matter it was arranged for all the members to meet on the site.
INMATES ENTERTAINED. — The New Year party of the inmates of the Poor-Law Institution was held on Thursday, commencing with tea, the arrangements being carried out by the master, matron and staff. A concert followed, given by the Broseley Melody Makers concert party, and Mr. R. N. Moore presided. The programme, consisting of choruses, recitations, songs, sketches, etc., was greatly enjoyed. The leader of the party, Mr. A. O. Jones brought roars of laughter with his humorous turns. The artistes were Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Jones, Mr. and Mrs. N. Ball, Mrs. C. Thomas, Mr. F. Williams, Mr. E. Humphreys, the Misses Rene Bennett, Edith Humphreys, Joan Aston, and Edith Oakley. During the interval gifts of tobacco and oranges were distributed amongst the inmates.
Tuesday, before the Mayor (Mr. O. D. Murphy), Lord Forester, Sir Charles Yate, Colonel Heywood, Alderman Legge, Alderman Roberts, and Mr. J. H. Barker.
Charles Matte, Pound Lane, Broseley, was charged with
driving, a traction engine without a near side-lights and also with driving a
traction engine without a license.
17th January 1933
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THE FUNERAL of Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen Chard of 7, Maypole Road,
Broseley Wood, whose death occurred on January 5 at the age of 57 years took
place on Saturday at the Parish Church, the Rev. C. T. Jackson (Rector)
officiating. Deceased was the widow of Mr. Thomas Chard of
SOCIAL CLUB. — The winners at the weekly whist drive held on
Monday at the Club were:-1 Mrs. E. Walker (
YOUNG BRITONS’ PARTY.—The annual Christmas party was held on Monday in the Town Hall, and upwards of 80 members were entertained to an excellent tea. Mrs. George Potts (chairman of the branch) was responsible for the arrangements, with the able assistance of Mrs. Crawford (hon. treasurer), Miss M. Powell (hon. secretary), Mr. T. C. Gibbs (Jackfield), and Mr. II. Woodworth (Much Wenlock), pianist. The little Misses Hunt gave a pretty dance, and also distributed books to the children and packets of sweets. During the evening the children sang their anthem, “Flag of the Country,” and a carol, “Noel and the bird,” to the pianoforte accompaniments of Mr. H. Woodworth. Several interested mothers came in and watched the proceedings. Col. Baldwin Webb expressed a reasonable greeting to the members and their parents, and Mrs. Potts spoke on the work of her branch. Kind assistance was also rendered by Miss M. Lloyd, Mrs. W. and Miss Hilda Dodd, Mrs. Edith Jones, Mrs. G. Onion’s, Mrs. A. N. Dixon, Mrs. Molyneux, Miss M. E. Dixon and Mr. J. B. Dixon.
WESLEYAN CHURCH.-Through the kindness of Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Howells (Field House), the church officers and their wives, and also the choir members, Sunday School officials, and teachers, were on Tuesday entertained to tea in the Wesleyan schoolroom, which was prettily decorated. Tea was presided over by the host and hostess, who were accompanied by Mr. Wilfred Howells, Mrs. J. Broadhurst, Rev. C. L. Jackson (rector of Broseley), Rev. E. D. and Mrs. Gibson, .and the Rev. A. R. Millar (Madeley). After pulling of crackers, the Rev. E. D. Gibson thanked Mr. and Mrs. Howells for their interest in the work of the church. The Rev. A. R. Millar seconded, and the expression of thanks was supported by Mr. J. A. Hartshorne (organist and choirmaster), Mr. A. O. Jones (senior society steward), Mr. C. R. Jones (Sunday School superintendent), and Mr. E. R. Gwynne and Mr. P. C. Howells feelingly acknowledged the thanks. The Rev. C. S. Jackson in a few words, also spoke of the pleasure it gave him to he present, and to know and to feel the happy comradeship existing, this party represented. The evening was then devoted to various games, competitions, singing of carols. For the competition arranged by Mr. Howells, prizes were presented by Mrs. Howells to Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Gwynne, and Mrs. N. Ball, Rev. A. R. Millar, Mr. Frank Williams and Mr. F. Preston, Mr. Howells also, delighted the company with humorous anecdotes and a variety of conjuring tricks, and the happy evening concluded with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne.” —On the following day about 85 of the older scholars of the Sunday School were entertained; and after all had partaken of tea, Miss Enid Davis proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Howells. Master Denis Williams seconded the proposition, of which the scholars approved most enthusiastically. The room was then cleared for games, etc., and Mr. Howells came along again with his conjuring tricks, which greatly amused and mystified the children, This party came to a conclusion with the singing of a carols etc., but before leaving each scholar was the recipient of a present from Mrs. Howells.—On Thursday the schoolroom was filled with happy folk, when the scholars of Infant department, with their mothers, were entertained to tea. After tea recitations, singing and games were entered into, and presents from a large Christmas tree were handed to children. The thanks were again conveyed to Mr. and Mrs. Howells for a very happy and enjoyable party.
21st January 1933
UNITED BROTHERHOOD. — The monthly meeting of the Men’s Own
was held on Sunday in the
AN INTERESTING WEDDING took place recently at St. Thomas’s
THE DEATH occurred on Saturday of Mrs. Mary Dodd, widow of
Mr. Henry Dodd, in her 80th year, after a short illness at her home, 11,
METHODIST CHURCH PARTIES. Through the kindness of Mr. and
Mrs. F. C. Howells (Field House), the officers and their wives of the
On the following evening about 90 of the elder scholars of the Sunday School were entertained, and after tea the room was cleared for games, singing, etc. During the evening Miss Edith Oakley proposed a vote of thanks to Mr. and Mrs. F. C. Howells for the party. Mr. Leonard Morris seconded, to which Mrs. Howells responded. Games concluded, Mrs. Howells presented to each scholar a gift from the Christmas tree.
On the next evening about 40 scholars of the infants’ department were entertained to tea, after which games were indulged in. At the close Mrs. Howells handed to each child a suitable toy from the Christmas tree.
SUNDAY SCHOOL. — The
A PARTY AND DANCE, organised by the members of the Institute, were held in the St. Mary’s New Hall on Jan. 13. Invitations were accepted by the rector (Rev. F. J. Mason), the members of the 1st Jackfield St. Mary’s Girl Guides and Rangers, and other friends. Mr. Stanley Watkins carried out the duties of M.C., and the programme included various games and amusements. Spot waltz prizes were won by Mr. C. Cross and Miss P. Hudson, and statue dance prizes by Mr. N. Hudson and Miss M. Jones. The secretarial work was undertaken by Mr. L. J. Hearn.
LATE MRS. W. DAVIS.—The death occurred on Monday of Mrs. Ann Davis, wife of Mr. William Davis, of the Half Moon Inn, after one week’s illness following an attack of influenza, at the age of 73 years. Deceased was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Tranter, of Madeley Wood. She leaves a husband, four daughters and one son. The funeral took place on Thursday, and owing to illness the husband was unable to attend. The bearers were tenants, neighbours and friends—Messrs. W. Ellis, J. D. Perkins, J. Morgan, J. G. Bradeley, Stanley Watkins, J. Harrison, T. Pritchard, and A. Wilson. A service was held in the Parish Church, which was conducted by the rector (Rev. F. J. R. Mason), and the family mourners were Mr. and Mrs. William Davis (son and daughter-in-law), Mrs. G. Beardshaw, Birmingham (daughter), Mr. and Mrs. A. Skitt (Jackfield), Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Handley (Coalbrookdale), and Mr. and Mrs. F. Barnes Wednesbury (sons-in-law and daughters), also several grandchildren and Mr. J. Cullis, Coalport (cousin) The interment was in the Broseley cemetery.
AN ENTERTAINMENT was given ir the Coalford Methodist Schoolroom on Jan. 12 by the Broseley Congregational concert party, in aid of the A.O.O. Foresters’ juvenile fund. Mr. T. Wright, assisted by Mr. J. Pumford, was the chairman. The programme included an operetta entitled “Maid Marian and Robin Hood”, and a playlet entitled “Dick Whittington”, also songs, duets, monologues, and a comic song by Mr. Steve Downes. Mrs. N. Williams provided the pianoforte accompaniment. Mr. Hedley Bowen (society’s secretary) expressed thanks for being allowed the free use of the schoolroom, and also to the concert party for giving their services. A vote of thanks was also accorded the chairman.
A PARISH SUPPER AND SOCIAL were held on Wednesday in the St. Mary’s New Hall. The catering was undertaken by Mr. J. Davies (Broseley), and the supper was enjoyed by a company of over 100. The social consisted of games, community singing, dancing (for which the Rev. F. R. Mason and Mr. P. Price acted as M.C.), and humorous sketches, which were performed by the Jackfield Amateur Dramatic Society. The musical items were provided by Mrs. Mason (The Rectory) and Mr. Gerald Edge on the pianoforte.
POLICE COURT, Tuesday.—Before the Mayor (Mr. E. S. Owen),
Ald. J Nicklin, Col. Sir Chas. Yate and Mr James Davies.—Transfers of the
following licenses were granted:—The Turner’s Arms (Madeley), from exors. of
Edwin Bullock to Annie Maria Bullock; Meadow Inn (Coalbrookdale), from William
Cadmore to Arthur Salter; White Hart Inn (Iron-Bridge), from William Evans to
William O. Fletcher; Duke of York Inn (Broseley), from William Hen-stock to
Lewis R. George; Barley Mow Inn (Madeley), from Maud Bowen to William Richard
Boyman; Royal Oak (Madeley), from Frank Wragge to William Evans.—For riding a
bicycle without a white front light at Park Street, Madeley, on Dec. 27, Frederick
Wood, Brocton Park, Shifnal, farm worker, on the information of P.-C. Rowlands
(Madeley), was fined 5s.—For a like offence at
PARISH COUNCIL.—The fortnightly “socials” were re-commenced on Saturday, the rector (Rev. C. S. Jackson) being responsible for the arrangements. Prior to the “social” the choir boys, about 20 in number, assembled at the Town Hall, and were entertained to tea by Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Broadhurst. The rector presided at the tea, following which the boys indulged in games and other amusements up to the time of the commencement of the “social which they then attended. The first part of the programme was sustained by members of the Mothers-Union, who gave a sketch, entitled “The Christmas Pudding, or the Three Wishes,” and an action chorus in character, under the direction of Mrs. Walter E. Davis and Miss M. Potts, who also played the pianoforte accompaniments. Mae Kenneth Molyneux gave a recitation and this was followed by games. During the interval refreshments were handed round by the choir boys and some of the mothers. At the close of the evening each choirboy received a mincepie and apples, gifts of Mr. and Mrs. Broadhurst.
WOMEN CONSERVATIVES — On Wednesday the members of the local
branch of the Women’s Conservative and Unionist Association held their annual
tea and social in the Town Hall. Miss Wayne (Benthall Hall) presided at the
tea, which was served by the committee. An impromptu shawl parade was held
afterwards, for which Miss Wayne and Miss
THE DEATH occurred on Tuesday, after a long illness, of Mrs. R. Hallett. at the home of her son, Mr. Eric Hallett, chemist, High Street, with whom she had been staying for some time. Deceased was in her 74th year and was the widow of Mr. Robt. Hallett, of Littleborough, Lancs. She is survived by six sons and one daughter. The funeral takes place to-day (Saturday) at Dearnley cemetery, Littleborough.
28th January 1933
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.-On Jan. 19 the Sunday school children were entertained to tea in the school room, which had been given am provided by the members of tin church. Afterwards, games were indulged in and several of the children recited and gave songs, for which Miss Nancy Humphries provided the pianoforte accompaniments. In a reciting competition for children, Master Kenneth Dodd (aged 9 years) entertained the company with a series of recitations, and was awarded the prize. The arrangements were carried out by Mesdames W. Denstone T. Gething, W. Owen, J. Bryan, K Archer, Laura Bull, and Mr. Bert Harvey. Later in the evening several friends and members of the concert party attended and gave selections.
HOCKEY CLUB DANCE. On Jan 20 the hockey club held a dance in the Town Hall, which was appropriately decorated for the occasion. Messrs. H. Watkins and J Price carried out the duties of M.C. The programme included old-time and novelty dances, and a statue dance, the prizes for which were won by Mr. J Teece and Miss R. Ritchings, and the winners of a lucky spot waltz were Mr. Eric Meredith and Miss E Brookes. Miss Vera Watkins, who in a competition, won the dozer eggs, gave them back to be sold. The catering for the refreshments was undertaken by the ladies of the club assisted by Mrs. Evans (caretaker). The secretarial duties were carried out by Miss M. Hartshorne.
FORMER RESIDENT’S FUNERAL —The funeral of the late Mrs. Alice Reynolds, wife of Mr. Charles B Reynolds, of 187, Brick-kiln Street Wolverhampton, took place on Saturday morning at the Parish Church and the interment was in the cemetery. Mrs. Reynolds, who passed away at her home in Wolverhampton on the previous Tuesday after an illness of about 12 months at the age of 71 years, was the only daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Richard Taylor, of Poole’s Yard, Broseley Deceased left the town over 50 years ago, but returned some years later with her husband, who became the licensee of the Talbot (Dog) Inn Church Street, leaving again after a few years time and eventually retiring from business and taking up residence in Wolverhampton. She leaves a husband but no children. The service was conducted by the rector (Rev. C. S. Jackson). The bearers were Messrs. E. G. and Taylor (nephews). W. Britton, F. Harley and E. Watkins and the family mourners were the husband, Messrs. C. Taylor, Iron-Bridge, and William Taylor (brothers), Mr. and Mrs. R. Taylor, Benthall, Mr. and Mrs. J. Taylor, and Mr. and Mrs. G. Taylor (brothers and sisters-in-law).
THE DEATH occurred on Sunday of Mrs. Selina Jane Bradley,
wife of Mr. John William Bradley, of
4th February 1933
AN ENTERTAINMENT, arranged by the Rev. C. S. Jackson
(rector) was given on Wednesday in the Town Hall by the
WELL-KNOWN RESIDENTS. WEDDING.—The wedding was solemnised at Aberystwyth on Saturday of Alderman Joseph, Nicklin, J.P., of Holly House, Broseley, and Miss Hilda Haynes, daughter of the late Mr. Charles Haynes and of Mrs. Haynes, of Wolverhampton. Ald. Nicklin, who is 75years of age, is chairman of the Broseley District Council, also a director of Messrs. Maw and Co., Ltd., and Messrs. C. B. Jones and Son. Ltd., tile manufacturers, Jack-field.
51. YEARS IN
SOCIAL CLUB.- The annual general meeting was held on Jan. 27
at the Club (Rank House) and was attended by a large number of members. Lord
THE DEATH of Mr. Francis Luther Bennett occurred on Sunday
at the, age of 44 years at his home in
Wednesday, Ald.Nicklin presiding.
The town clerk, reporting on finance, said that the February precept of £159 15s. had been paid into the general district account, and, after cheques amounting to £51 4s. 11d. had been drawn that day there would be a credit balance of £354 4s., as against a credit of £419 13s. 6d. at the corresponding period last year. He said the collectors had paid £63 1s. 6d. into the water account during the month; which then showed a debit balance of £18 4s. 4d., as against a debit of £54 16s. 4d: last year.—Mr. Fenn (collector) reported that he had collected £235 7s. of the current half-year’s water rate, and that the gross outstandings were £168 10s. 6d., being about the same as last year.
The water engineer gave particulars of the work done in the district during the past month. He stated that there had been a great increase in the pumping to the Broseley reservoir, and attributed this to waste accruing at private houses owing to the frost, and suggested that the consumers should call in a plumber at once to have the burst pipes repaired as it was causing serious additional expense in the pumping.
The town clerk presented the estimates of expenditure for the coming year for the purpose of fixing the next rates. These showed an increase in the general district account and in order to Maintain the same rate the surveyor’s estimate of his requirements for highways had to be cut down by about £500. In the estimate for the water rate, as a loan for a considerable amount had been paid off during the present year, it made it possible to reduce the water rate for the coming year by 9d. in the pound.- The estimates were approved and the general rate was fixed at the same figure.: as the present year, and the water rate reduced from 2s. 6d. to 1s. 9d. in. the pound.
The death occurred in the prime of life, on Monday, at Barratt’s Hill Farm, of Mr. Albert Bishop Onions (Bert), aged 38 years, third son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Harry Onions, formerly of Church Street, Broseley, from an attack of influenza followed by pleurisy and pneumonia Deceased was highly esteemed and was gifted with a most genial-disposition which gained for him a large circle of friends. He was a member of the Broseley Social Club, the Domino League, and of the local branch of the British Legion. He served in the Great War, having joined up in 1915 in the K.S.L.I.,, and was demobilised in 1919, and from that time had followed his occupation of a farmer, with his mother, at the farm. De- ceased was a single man and is survived by his Widowed Mother and two brothers.
The funeral took place on Thursday at the
Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the fallowing:--From
his broken hearted mother; Brother Tom and Janie; Brother George, Gwen and
family; Joe, Tom, Betty and Bert (Ireland); Aunt Patty and Uncle Harry, Solihull;
Aunt Lucy, Uncle Will, Vera, Jack and Kath; Aunt Maud, Cousins Ina and Marjorie
(Ireland); Cousins Les and Elsie.
The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs T. Meredith and Son, Broseley.
11th February 1933
COALFORD METHODIST S.S. —A pleasant Sunday afternoon was held on Sunday in the Schoolroom, when Mrs. J. Evans and Miss P. Colley (teachers) were responsible for the programme, which consisted of solos by Sybil Jones, Elsie Morris, Rose Morgan, Margaret Thomas and Florrie Edwards; a Scripture lesson rooted by Master Billy Ayers, Scriptural readings by Joan Pumford, and recitations by Joan Burgess, Roma Thomas and Barbara Ayers. During the afternoon Mr. T. Poole gave au address. The pianist was Master Ron Jones, and Mr. George Stewart occupied the chair. The Sunday school was under the superintendence of Mr. J. Pimford. In the evening a sacred concert was given in the schoolroom, when Mr. J. A. Hartshorne (Benthall) occupied the chair. Items were rendered by the Jackfield Prize Silver Band, under the direction of Bandmaster W. Ellis, the band quartet party (Messrs. C. Hudson, S. Hughes, H. Colley and Jas. Goodall), and the Iron-Bridge glee quartet (Messrs. A. Dennis, P. Heighway, F. Aston and W. Harper). A recitation was given by Miss D. Pearce, and solos by Mr. G. Stewart. The chairman thanked all who had taken part in the concert, and Mr. J. Pimford accorded a vote of thanks to Mr. Hartshorne. Mr. W. H. Anderson was the accompanist for the evening, and the secretarial arrangements were carried out by Mr. G. Stewart. The proceeds, by means of a silver collection, were for chapel funds.
HOME MISSION.—On Tuesday a special service was held in
connection with the Methodist Home Mission. The chairman was Mr. E. Wilkes
(Iron-Bridge), and the special preacher the Rev. G. Dean Sheriff (Dawley). A
collection was taken for the
THE WEEKLY “SOCIAL” was held on Wednesday. Members of the I.H.D.S. and Girl Guides rendered part songs, Messrs. Heighway and Cross played a pianoforte duet, Mr. E. Poole gave an amusing item, and the rector some humorous readings. Games and a short dance concluded the evening. Mr. P. Price acted as M.C.
¶ J. B Dickin and Co., Ltd. Great Winter Sale, on next, Feb 17, and following 14 days. Wonderful Bargains in all Departments. Oakengates and Shifnal.
BRITISH LEGION.— The quarterly meeting of the local branch was held on Feb. 3 at headquarters, the Lion Hotel. Capt. C. Potts presided, supported by Dr. J. G. Boon, Capt. E. D. Collins, and Mr. T. W. Howells (Hurstlea). The treasurer (Mr. E. C. S. White) presented a statement of the accounts, which showed a balance in hand of £17 4s. 8d. The following were elected to fill vacancies on the committee: Capt. Collins, Messrs. T. Goodall, L. Wase and J. Clapton. Lord Forester wrote accepting the presidency of the branch, and a letter was also read from Colonel Baldwin Webb, M.P., stating that he hoped to present a standard to the branch. A vote of condolence was passed with the family of the late Mr. A. B. Onions, all members standing.
CHURCH SOCIAL.—On Saturday a further social of the series was held in the Town Hall, when the hostesses were Miss Potts and Mrs. A. Wase. About eighty attended, and the evening was spent in games and dancing, the music being supplied by Mr. M. Davis and Mrs. E. Instone. During the evening refreshments were handed round by some of the elder boys and girls. At the close, the Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector) proposed a vote of thanks to the hostesses.
PROGRESS AT BROSELEY..— The Church of England schoolyards, which were in a deplorable condition, have been thoroughly reconditioned, the whole being levelled, drained, and coated with tar-macadam, and many other improvements made. The work has been made possible through the efforts of the rector of Broseley, the Rev. C. S. Jackson, ably supported by the school managers, who have found the ways and means of providing the necessary money to meet the heavy cost. The work has been carried out in accordance with the plans and specification of the county architect, Mr. A. G. Chant, and supervised on behalf of the managers by Mr. C. J. Thomas, sanitary inspector, Borough of Wenlock, the contractors being the Clee Hill Transport and Rolling Co. Ltd. The work provided employment for twelve local men for a period of five weeks.
18th February 1933
The need for the erection of houses to be let at a rental to meet the needs of the poorer classes of the borough was stressed at the quarterly meeting of the Wenlock Town Council on Wednesday, the Mayor (Mr. E. S. Owen) presiding.
The question arose out of a resolution passed by a local authority urging the Government to re-introduce the subsidy in order that further housing schemes could be carried out.
Ald. Nicklin, in moving that the Council should support the resolution, said that the Government had urged local authorities to provide houses for the poorer people, but under present conditions houses could not be erected and let at a figure which such people could afford to pay. There had been houses in the borough which were rented at 2s. 6d. and 3s. a week, but those days had gone by.
Mr. O. D. Murphy, in seconding, said that he hoped the Government would see their way to help local authorities to provide such houses.
Ald. Roberts supported and said that in the Madeley Ward there were over 90 names on the waiting list for houses. The Council had done their best to provide houses, and the ratepayers were contributing a 5d. rate in connection with the present schemes. At the same time the Council had to meet the needs of the district. A good many existing houses were dilapidated and the Council as a health authority should put matters right.
The Mayor, in supporting, said the same workmen in the borough had to live in neighbouring districts owing to lack of houses in the borough.
The resolution was carried.
Estimates of the water rates required to be levied in the Broseley, Madeley and Wenlock sanitary divisions were submitted.
With regard to Broseley, Ald. Nicklin said that it was a pleasure to announce a reduction, owing to the fact that they had met the original water loan in the ensuing year the ratepayers of Broseley would get the advantage by paying is. 9d. in the 2 instead of 2s. 6d.
Ald. Roberts announced that the water rate for Madeley would be 1s., whilst Ald. Thompson said that for the first time since they had had a water scheme the Wenlock Sanitary Committee were able to reduce the water rate by 3d. for the ensuing year, which meant that the rate would be 2s. 3d. in the £.
The estimates as submitted were apt roved.
A letter was read from Bridgnorth Town Council asking the Council to give support to the proposed improvement or the River Severn in regard to water transport.
The Mayor said that he considered that they should concentrate on getting the railways in proper order before developing on water transport.
The deputy mayor (Mr. Murphy) said that if any scheme were
formulated for the improvement of the
Ald. Nicklin expressed the opinion that the time had gone by
for any advantage to be gained by improving the Severn for providing water
transport—at any rate from
It was eventually decided that the town clerk should reply that the Council would give consideration any scheme formulated.
25th February 1933
UNITED BROTHERHOOD. — The monthly meeting of the “Men’s Own”
was held on Sunday in the
“SOCIAL.”—The last of the weekly “socials” took place on Wednesday. A programme was given by Mrs. Kathleen Hudson (songs at piano); solos and duets, by Mr. E. Jones Sutton), and Mr. V. Davies (Broseley). The rector also entertained the company. Mrs. Mason presided at the piano, and Messrs. Cross and Heighway provided the music for the short dance. Votes of thanks to all helpers brought the evening to a close. Mr. P. Price acted as M.C. for the evening.
CHILDREN’S DANCE.—A children’s carnival dance was held in the St. Mary’s Hall on Feb. 17. About 40 attended and prizes were awarded for the best fancy costumes. Miss Potts (The Deanery, Broseley) undertook the judging, and distributed the prizes to Misses Winnie Goodall, Winnie Bright, Olive Arnold, Lilian Bowen and Master C. Bowen. The joint M.C.s were Messrs. Albert Evans and Thos. Green, and Mr. F. Cross provided the music on the pianoforte. A dance for adults followed, at which a company of about 65 were present. Messrs. Norman Hudson and T. Green carried out the duties of M.C., and lucky spot prizes were won by Miss Tyrer and Mr. Quinn. The ladies’ catering committee was in charge of the buffet. The proceeds were in aid of the New Hall building fund.
LANTERN LECTURES were given in the New Hall on Monday by the
Rev. F. J. Mason (rector), the subject being “
4th March 1933
RECTOR’S “AT HOME.”—On Saturday the rector (Rev. C. S.
Jackson), was “ At Home” to Sunday School teachers, when a party of about 20,
including elder scholars, attended at the Rectory. Whist and dancing took
place, for which Mr. M. Davis provided the music, and during the evening Miss
Marjorie Tyldesley (
PARISH CHURCH.—A musical service was held on Sunday evening. The Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector), officiated, and Miss Marjorie Tyldesley was the soloist. Miss Hilda Watkis presided at the organ.
UNITED BROTHERHOOD “ SOCIAL.”—A company ‘of about 200 attended the annual “ social,” which was held in the Town Hall on Monday, when the committee, consistent with the principles of the movement, invited the local unemployed men to attend. The president (Mr. Hugh Welsh), was the chairman, supported by the chaplain (Rev. C. S. Jackson, rector of Broseley), and officials. Miss Morris’s orchestra of 14 performers, from Bridgnorth, gave items, under the direction of Miss Morris. The soloist was Miss Marjorie Tyldesley, of the Manchester Concerts, while Mrs. Walter Davis (Broseley), filled the humorous part of the programme. Mr. Walter Davis provided the accompaniments on the pianoforte, and also opened the proceedings with a song and a chorus, in which the company joined. The items were interspersed with hymns from the Fellowship hymnal. A violin solo was given by Mr. Hermoine Williams, and a cornet solo by Mr. T. Briggs. Mr. Walter Dodd and Misses B. Marsh and F. Roberts also contributed. During the interval light refreshments were served, previous to which packets of cigarettes had been handed round. A short talk was given by the chaplain, and at the close the chairman proposed a comprehensive vote of thanks, seconded by the hon. secretary (Mr. J. A. Hartshorne).
OBITUARY.—The death of Mrs. Eliza Dorothy Loach, wife of Mr.
Frederick Loach, draper and tobacconist, of High Street, occurred on Feb. 21 at
her home, at the age of 57, after a long and painful illness. Deceased was a
BURIAL BOARD. — The quarterly meeting was held on Wednesday in the Board Room at the Town Hall, Ald A. A. Exley presiding.—Mr. F. W. Derry (clerk) presented a statement of the accounts for the past quarter, which showed a debit balance of £47 12s. 8d., but with the usual contribution from the general district account of £35 for the year —for which a cheque had been drawn that day—the debit would be reduced to £12 12s. 8d.
DISTRICT COUNCIL. Wednesday, Ald. J. Nicklin presiding.
The town clerk, reporting on finance, stated that after cheques being drawn that day, the general district account would show a credit balance of £188 10s. 2d., as against a credit balance of £320 6s. 5d. last year. He stated that the collectors had paid £82 7s. 4d. into the water account during the past month, And after making provision for about £50 to be paid from this account into the joint water revenue account, it would leave the account in debit to the extent of 24, as against £58 11s. 11d. last year.— The chairman remarked that this was a great improvement, which justified their proposal to reduce the water rate by 9d. in the pound.—The collector (Mr. A. G. Fenn), reported that he had collected £263 17s. 8d. of the present half-year’s instalment of the water rate, and the net outstandings were about £117.
The surveyor (Mr. F. Richards), presented to the meeting the
tenders for scavenging for the coming year, and that of
The water engineer said he was still -concerned over the abnormal rise in the pumping required to the Posenhall reservoir, which was still seven hours extra per week, and they were investigating as to where the waste was occurring in the district.
Tuesday.—Before the Mayor (Mr. E. S. Owen), Major-Gen. H. D. O. Ward, Messrs. W. G. Dyas, James Davies and C. W. Edwards.
Cyril. Hill, 5, Carver’s Road, Broseley, motor lorry driver, was charged with driving a motor-lorry without a reflecting mirror at the Cuckoo Oak Inn, Madeley, on Feb. 1, and also with driving a motor-lorry without driving license, at the same, time ind place.—Defendant pleaded guilty. —P.-C. Dodd (Madeley), gave evidence.—Defendant pleaded that he had been out of work for 10 months, and had not been able to renew his License. He stated that he was only asked the night before to take the lorry out and his employer, whom he told that he had no license, said that the lorry had to go out the next morning, or he would lose the job. He decided to take the risk.—It was stated that his previous license expired in October, 1931.—The Bench imposed fines of 10s. and 1s., respectively. (Mr. W. G. Dyas did not adjudicate in this case).
George Frederick Wall, 37, High Street, Broseley, butcher, was charged with failing to pay a contribution for the week ending Sept. 26, 1932, under the National Health Insurance Act, in respect of James William Read, of The Smithies, Bridgnorth, and also for a like offence under the Unemployment Insurance Act in respect of the same person.—The magistrates’ clerk mentioned that the money had since been paid.—Mr. J. E. Dodwell, district inspector of the National Health and Insurance Department, Chester, who conducted the prosecution, said that when interviewed, defendant said that owing to bad trade, he had not been able to pay the contributions, and if allowed one month’s time, he would make the payment. He failed to do so, and, although written to by the solicitor of the department, the money was not paid until the summonses had been issued. He said the amount involved was £5 ls. 4d., representing 32 weeks’ contributions. He asked the Bench not to inflict a heavy fine, but asked for a conviction on both charges. — Defendant -pleaded that he befriended the man, who had been out of work for two years, and he employed him out of sympathy; he lived with them as one of the family, and he did not consider it was necessary to pay the contributions for him in the circumstances. He did not stop anything out of what he gave him.—The Bench imposed a fine of 10s. in each case.
11th March 1933
CRICKET CLUB.—The annual general meeting was held on March 2
in the Forester Room at the Foresters’ Arms Inn, when Dr. J. G. Boon (chairman
of the club) presided. The hon. treasurer (Mr. C. Owen Jones) presented a
statement of the accounts for the past year which showed a small credit balance
on the year’s working, but a debit balance brought forward from the previous
year showed the club in debt to the extent of about £20. It is proposed to hold
a garden fete in the grounds of Field House and dances on the
CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION. — A whist drive organised by the committee of the local men’s branch was held in the Town Hall on March 3. Mr. E. H. H. Shorting (hon. treasurer) undertook the duties of M.C., and Mrs. Cyril Potts (Orchard House) presented the prizes to the following:-1, Mrs. G. Gittings; 2, Mrs. J. Tisdale; 3, Mrs. W. T. Street; consolation, Mrs. F. Botfield. 1, Mrs. R. E. Piper (playing as gent.); 2, Mr. O. Dodd; 3, Mrs. E. Walker (playing as gent.); consolation, Mr: R. E. Piper. On the proposition of the M.C., a vote of thanks was accorded Mrs. Cyril Potts. The refreshment department was undertaken by Mrs. E. Evans (caretaker).
FLOWER SHOW WHIST,- The third of a series of whist drives organised by the ladies’ committee in connection with the Pheasant Hotel Flower Show, was held in the anteroom at the Town Hall on Monday. Mr. J. Tisdale carried out the duties of M.C., and the prize-winners were: 1, Mrs. H. Hill; 2, Miss K. Hill; 3, Mrs. T. Roberts (The Fox). 1, Mr. N. Ball (playing gent.) 2, Mr. Bradley; 3, Mr. W. G. Sumner. The prizes were distributed by Mr. Wilfred Garbett (chairman of the Show Committee), who also thanked the company for their support. The refreshment department was in the charge of the members of the ladies’ committee, assisted by Mrs. E. Evans (caretaker), and the proceeds were devoted to the flower show funds.
18th March 1933
NURSING SUCCESS —Miss Florence Gwendoline Jones, eldest
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Jones, of Easthope Coppice, has been successful in passing the
recent final State examination, held in Birmingham, of the General Nursing
Council for England and Wales, and her name has been approved by the Council
for entry in the State Registry of Nurses. Miss Jones was educated at the
Jackfield C. of E. Schools, and took a course of training for one year at the
County Home for Ailing Babies,
18th March 1933
PRESENTATION.—A pleasant function took place on Monday at the Benthall Schoolroom, when a presentation vas made to Mr. Joseph B. Oakley, of Benthall Farm, who is leaving the parish, of a cheque subscribed for by the parishioners as an appreciation of his eleven years’ continuous service as churchwarden. The vicar (Rev. C. S. Jackson) presided, and was supported by Mr. George Potts (vicar’s warden), Mr. T. Minton (people’s warden). Mrs. W. A. Terry (The Vicarage), Mrs. G. Potts, Mrs. R. E. Gwynne and other residents. Col. G. O. P. Heywood (The Grange, Much Wenlock), who had been a co-warden with the recipient, made the presentation, and in doing so paid high tribute to Mr. Oakley for his good work in the parish. Mr. Oakley responded. The company was afterwards entertained by the Broseley Sunday School Amateur Dramatic party, under -the direction of Mrs. W. E. Davis and the B.S.T. Orchestra, under the conductorship of Mr. A. H. Wase. Light refreshments were handed round by members of the church.
25th March 1933
DOMINO LEAGUE CONCERT—To wind up the season a smoking
concert in connection with the Domino League was held on March 17 at the New
Inn, Benthall, and this was also made the occasion for the presentation of the
league challenge cup, the successful club this year being the New Inn, who won
with 30pts., the runners-up being the Forester Arms with 26pts. A telegram was
received from Col. J. Baldwin Webb, M.P., expressing his regret at being unable
to be present and conveying his best wishes for the continued success of the
league. In his absence, the cup was presented by Mr. E. Jakeway, of Benthall.
This was followed by an entertainment, given by the members. Mr. J. Green presided
at the piano, and also contributed comic items. Songs were given by Messrs. J,
Wilkes, D. Potts, A. Fielding, A. Cartwright, T .Corfield, Mrs. Perks and others.
A vote of thanks was accorded to Mr. Jakeway for services rendered on the
occasion, on the motion of Mr. A. Pritchard (hon. secretary), seconded by Mr.
J. Plant. The names of the winning teams are:—New Inn: T. Cartwright (captain),
J. Perks (vice-captain), W. Perks, F. Humphries, T. Corfield, G. Cartwright, A,
“ELIZA COMES TO STAY.”—The Broseley Amateur Dramatic Society, gave its fifth annual performances on March 16 and 17 in the Town Hall. “Eliza comes to stay” was produced by Mr. Cyril Potts, who has had extensive experience in the stage world, and each one of the players interpreted his part in an intelligent manner. Miss P. Meredith was in the title role of “Eliza”, and the rest of the cast included Mr. W. E. Davis, Mr. A, O. Jones, Mr. Cyril Potts, Mrs. C. Davis, Miss P. Davis, Mr. J. B. Dixon, Miss A. Lloyd, and Mr. J. Harris (a porter). Mrs. W. E. Davis provided the “props”. Messrs. W. Knight and Smith acted as prompters, Mr. Hadyn Burns—the electric lighting, Mr. A, Harris helped in connection with the scenery and staging, Mr. G. Gittings with the stage carpentry, and Miss Hilda Watkis, L.R.A.M., provided incidental music on the pianoforte, Miss Dixon and Mr. J. B. Dixon carried out the booking and the publicity, arrangements.
A CONFIRMATION SERVICE conducted by the Bishop of Hereford,
was held at the
ST. MARY’S CHURCH.—The annual vestry meeting was held in St. Mary’s Hall on Monday evening, the rector (Rev. F. J. R. Rollason) presiding over a good attendance of parishioners. In opening the proceedings, the rector expressed his thanks to the retiring wardens and the Church Council for their services during the past year. He again nominated Mr. J. Hearn as his warden for the ensuing year, and the meeting also re-elected Mr. S. Williams as people’s warden. The following were elected as sidesmen: —Messrs. J. W. Harrison, W. T. Hudson, C. N. Hudson, H. Bowen, J. D. Perkins, J. Dodd, T. J. Hearn, P. Price, and G. Britton.—The annual parochial meeting then followed. The rector presented the revised “Electoral Roll” which was duly accepted. The treasurer (Mr. T. J. Hearn) submitted the church financial statement for the past year, showing a credit balance in the general parochial account of £29 1s. 1d. and a total credit balance on all the accounts of £37 12s. 4d., which was considered very satisfactory and duly accepted by the meeting. The following representatives were chosen for the diocesan conference:—Mrs. G. Williams, Mrs. T. J. Hearn and Mr. J. Hearn, and for the ruri-decanal conference Mrs. G. Williams, Mrs. J. D . Perkins, Mrs. F. J. R. Mason, Mrs. T. J. Hearn, and Mr. J. Hearn. Votes of thanks to the auditors (Messrs. F. J. Brookes and W. E. Price), the treasurer and the chairman brought the meeting to a close.
LATE MR. F. CHURNS.—The death of Mr. Frederick Churn’s, of
16, Delph Side, occurred on March 14, at the age of 74 years, after a sudden
attack of illness about ten days previously. Deceased had been connected with
the bricklaying trade nearly all his life and retired nine years ago. He leaves
a widow and one son. He had been a member of the Broseley Social Club since its
formation in the year 1919. The funeral took place on Saturday at the.
LATE MR. E. GITTINGS.- The death occurred on March 16 at his
1st April 1933
FOR THE UNEMPLOYED.—In aid of the funds of the local Young
Men’s Unemployed Association, a whist drive was held at their headquarters, the
Pheasant Hotel, on March 24. Mr. T. Goodall undertook the duties of M.C., and
the stewards were Messrs, F. Hall and J. Hill. Miss Potts (The Deanery)
presented the prizes to the following winners:-1 Mrs. Hurdley) (Iron-Bridge), 2
Mrs. Molyneux, Miss Halley, consolation Mrs. Bagley; 1 Mr. W.
A CONCERT was given in the Methodist schoolroom on March 23 by members of the Methodist Crusader Club to a large and appreciative audience, the proceeds being for the club’s funds. The programme (which was lengthy and varied) consisted of songs, choruses, sketches and recitations, and those who took part were Misses Irene Bennett, Celia Casey, Edith Oakley, Susie Meadows, Mary Oakley, Mabel Williams, and Freda Norry, also Messrs. E. Humphries, L. Morris, W. Bachelor, G. Leadbetter, W. Ashwood, T. Gainham and A. Evans. The concert was repeated on the following evening, for children, when the room was again filled.
CHILDREN’S HOME.—The result of the recent house-to-house collection on behalf of the National Children’s Home and Orphanage amounted to £6 1s., which has been duly forwarded to the headquarters by the local hon. secretary, Mrs. C. Thomas (Mill Cottage).
FORMER RESIDENT’S MARRIAGE —On Jan. 14, at
UNITED BROTHERHOOD. — The final meeting of the session was
held on Sunday afternoon in the
PATRONAL FESTIVAL.—On the occasion of the 70th anniversary
of the opening of the St. Mary’s
At a special meeting of Wenlock Town Council on Wednesday, the Mayor (Mr. E. S. Owen), presiding, the general rates for the ensuing year were levied as follows:—Barrow ward, 13s.; Broseley, 12s. 1d.; Madeley, 2s. 2d.; Wenlock (town scavenging area), 13s.; Wenlock (outside scavenging area), 12s. 9d. It was stated by the town clerk (Mr. V. W. Derry), that the increased cost created by dividing the Wenlock sanitary division into two parts, for the purpose of collection of domestic house refuse, would be met by a 3d: rate, Whilst Any additional funds required would be drawn from the Cooke-bequest of £3,000. The current general rates were:- Barrow, 11s: 10d; Broseley, 12s. 2d.; Madeley, 12s. 2d.; and Wenlock, 13s. 1d.
The town clerk reported that grants from the Ministry had been reduced by in the Barrow ward, and £50 in the Broseley Ward, whilst an increase in grants of £100 was reported in regard to Madeley, and £29 in regard to the Wenlock division. The total amount of grants for the ensuing year was £7,676, against £7,647. An amount of £740 was outstanding in rates, and there was a balance in hand at the end of the financial year of £2,50.
It was stated that the reason why the Council could not decrease the rates proportionately with the county rate decrease of 4d., was that a diphtheria epidemic had cost the borough £300, and that amount would absorb within 1.d. the 4d: decrease by the county.
A vote of condolence was passed with the relatives of the late Mr. Bagnall, who was first elected a councillor in 1912.
Ald. Thompson raised the question of the provision of the tablet recording the names of past mayors. He said the project was brought forward some five years ago, but had been held in abeyance. The Wenlock Corporation dated back many years, and there had been over 400 mayors, all of whom had done excellent work in the borough, and he considered that their names should be recorded on a suitable tablet. He moved that the Wenlock ward should draw up a scheme, and secure an estimate as to cost.
Ald. Roberts seconded, and. this Was agreed to.
A recommendation was submitted by the Finance Committee, which was agreed to, that a change be made in the caretakership of the Guildhall, and that the present caretaker should be given the opportunity to resign, and be granted a small pension in recognition of her long services.
It was stated that the Council had no complaint to make against the present caretaker (Mrs. Yates), but owing to her illness and advancing years, the Finance Committee considered that a male caretaker should be appointed.
Scheme for Unemployed.
The Mayor intimated that a scheme for the benefit of the unemployed was proceeding very satisfactorily in the Madeley ward, and he expressed the hope that interest would develop in the other wards.
The Council agreed to a recommendation that application be made to the Ministry of Health for formal consent to the sale of one parlour-type house erected by the Wenlock District Committee in The Crescent, Much Wenlock, under the Housing (Financial Provisions) Act, 1924, at a price of £500.—The town clerk said that the actual cost of the house was £600 and in reply to Ald. Nicklin, as to what loss the Council would have to bear, the town clerk said that the Council would get a reduced grant from the Ministry of £6 10s, for 20 years after the sale.
15th February 1933
METHODIST CHURCH.—On Tuesday an Easter cantata, entitled “The King of Glory,” by F. W. Peace, was given in the church by an augmented choir of 40 voices, under the conductorship of Mr. Christopher, With Mrs. A. Harris presiding at the organ, and Mr. Denis Williams at the piano. The Rev. S. Body was the chairman, and the soloists were:— Mrs. H. D. Macintyre Smith (soprano), Mrs. T. Bichley (contralto), Mr. Vincent Davis (tenor), and Mr. A. O. Jones (baritone). The soloists rendered the solo parts and quartets in an expressive and feeling manner. The choruses, too, were well sustained throughout. The proceeds were in aid of choir funds.
BRITISH LEGION.—A whist drive, organised by the committee of the local branch, was held in the Town Hall on April 7, the proceeds of which were in aid of the branch standard fund. Capt. E. D. Collins carried out the duties of M.C., and members of the committee acted as stewards, and gave assistance in other directions. The prize-winners were:-1 Mrs. J. Casey, 2. Mrs. F. Embrey, 3 Mrs. Percy Archer; 1 Mr. ‘I’. Goodall, 2 Mr. T. Everall, 3 Mr. Ivor Molyneux. The prizes were distributed by Mrs. C. A. Potts (Orchard House). Capt. Collins called for three cheers for the British Legion, which were heartily given by the company. The hon, secretary of the branch (Mr. W. W. Ward), was responsible for the secretarial duties, and Mr. H. Mason acted as treasurer. The refreshments were provided by Mrs. E. Evans (caretaker),
FLOWER SHOW COMMITTEE.— The Boat Inn flower show committee held their annual whist drive and dance on April 7 in the Coalport: Room in aid of the prize fund. Mr. P. Preece was M.C. for the whist and Mrs. Stanway (Madeley) presented the prizes to the foliowing:-1 Mrs Stodd, 2 Mrs. Gallier, 3 Mrs. Portman; 1 Mr. G. H. Boden, 2 Mr. A. Rogers, 3 divided between Mrs. Vickers and Mr. Thompson, sealed number Mr. W. Sumner. Mrs. Preece and Mr. J. Downs won the spot waltz prize. Mr. W. Sumner was M.C. for the dance. A hearty vote of thanks to Mrs. Stanway was proposed by Mr. P. Preece and seconded by the secretary. Ladies in charge of the buffet were Mesdames W. Storey, E. Hodge and P. Preece. The arrangements were carried out by a hard working committee, of which Mr. W. Johnson is secretary.
ACCIDENT. — On April 7 a lorry belonging to a
After being taken seriously ill whilst attending a sale at
Mr. Howells, who was 69 years of age, was well known and
highly respected in the borough of Wenlock, and was managing director of
Messrs. Craven, Dunnill and Co., Ltd., of Jackfield, one of the largest tile
manufacturers in the district. He was a
prominent member of the
He leaves a widow and one son, Mr. T. W. Howells., who is also a director of Messrs. Craven, Dunnill and Co. Ltd. and a member of Wenlock Town Council.
The funeral takes place to-day (Saturday), when the
interment in the Broseley cemetery will be preceded by a service at
The annual meeting in connection with the King Edward VII
Memorial Sanatorium, Shirlett, was held at
In presenting the annual report (details of which have previously appeared in theJOURNAL), Lt.-Col. R. C. Donaldson-Hudson referred with regret to the loss the Sanatorium had sustained by the death of Lord Forester, and said that the present Lord Forester was showing interest equal to that displayed by his father. Regret was also expressed at the resignation of Mr. E. B. Moser as Chairman of the Care Committee, and also of the resignation of Mr. H. C. Simpson, as Chairman of the Sanatorium Committee a position he had held since ;the formation of the committee Mr. L. E. Bury had succeeded. Mr. Simpson as chairman.
In an allusion to the question of the electrical supply at
the Sanatorium, Donaldson-Hudson said that the West,
The financial statement was submitted by Mr. Asbury, who said that every item of expenditure, with the exception of two, showed substantial diminutions. Previsions cost £1,976, against £2,215 last year, surgery and dispensary costs were £196 against £296, furniture cleaning material, etc., £560, against £775, establishment charges £305, against £396, salaries and wages £1,898 against £1,969, and miscellaneous £127 against £126, making the total cost of maintenance £5,064, against £5.809. The cost of administration was £301 against £297, rents, rates and taxes £107 against £97 (this being due to the assessment review), and extraordinary expenditure was £116 against £139. The total expenditure was £5,590 against £6,344 for the previous year.
On the income side receipts from subscriptions and donations amounted to £590 against £674, the contribution from Salop County Council was £5,318 against £5.317. The total income was £5,954, and the Association finished the year with an excess of income over expenditure of £364. The X-ray account showed a credit balance of £116 18s. 11d., this being due to the legacy of the late Ald. T., Cook of Much Wenlock, of £500.
The report and statement of accounts were adopted.
Lord Powis was re-elected president.
22nd April 1933
THE MARRIAGE took place on April 15 at St. Peter’s Church,
Swinton, of Mr, Walter David Oxley, B.Sc,, of Broughton and Miss. Dorothy Irene
Moore, M.A. daughter of Mrs. and the late Mr. George Moore of Swinton (late of
Broseley). The officiating clergyman was the Rev. David Butcher (vicar of Rochdale),
friend of the bride and bridegroom, The bride, who was given away by Mr, J.
Hurdley (Pendleton), wore a dress of beige georgette and silk lace, with beige
hat and shoes to match, She carried a shower bouquet of pink roses and white
heather. The bridesmaid was Miss Audrey Moore (sister of the bride), who wore a
dress of blue charmeuse and hyacinth blue velvet coatee, with hat and shoes to
match, and carried a bouquet of tea roses. The best man was Mr. Douglas Moore
(brother of the bride). The honeymoon is being spent at Llandudno, Mr. and Mrs,
Oxley’s future home is at
The funeral of Mr, Frederick Charles Howells, of Field
House, whose death occurred suddenly on April 12, took place on Saturday afternoon.
A service was held in the
The Rev. S, Body said that he did not propose giving a
formal address, but he wished to bear testimony to the late Mr, Howell’s
goodness and kindness. He made reference to Mr, Howell’s visit to the
The family mourners were:—Mr. T. Wilfred Howells and Master Trevor Howells (son and grandson), Mr. John Howells, Wyrley (brother), Mrs. S. Clough, Orrell (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. James Davies (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Broadhurst (brother-in-law and sister-in-law), Rev. John J. Broadhurst, Heckmondwike (nephew), Mr. and Mrs, Harry Davies (Shrewsbury), and Mr. and Mrs. Fred Howells, Bristol (nephews and nieces), Mr. T. H. Broadhurst, Mr, Alfred Russell (Coalbrookdale), Mr, John Hill and Mr. F. Stoner (cousins), Mrs. H. Walwork (maid), and Mr. Thos. Crompton, Swinton (an old personal friend), also Dr. J, G, Boon (Broseley), The interment was in the Broseley Cemetery, where the committal service was conducted by the Rev. S. Body, and the prayers offered by the Rev. C. S. Jackson.
Amongst those present at the church, and who met the funeral
at the Cemetery were: — Directors of Messrs. Craven Dunnill and Co. Ltd., Mr.
Walter Yates (Swinton), Mr, O. G. Edwards (Pendleton), and Mr. T. H. Schofield
(solicitor, Manchester), Mr. James Yorke (Madeley, secretary), Mr. Alfred
Fletcher (works foreman), Mr. A. J. Garbett, Mr. E. P. Price (staff), also Mr.
James Owen (Birmingham) and Mr. F. Robinson (Medway, Burton-on-Trent,
representatives), Mr, Gordon Forsythe (art director for City of Stoke), Mr.
Harold Watson (architect), and Mrs. Watson (Wakefield), the Mayor of Wenlock
(Mr, E, S. Owen), Mr, F, W, Derry (town clerk), Ald. W. Roberts and Ald, W, G.
Dyas, Councillors E. H. H. Shorting, J. S. Barker, and
Beautiful wreaths were sent by the following:—Harrie (widow); Wilfred and. Margaret; Trevor; George and Dorothy Bowness; Brother John; Jim and Lily: Wilfred and Sallie (Orrell); John and Minnie; Jack (Clergy House, Heckmondwike); Lily Fairfax; Emily, Tom and May; Hannah; Fred, Alice and family (Bristol); Edie and Paddy: Tom; Harry and Alice; Mr. and Mrs: T. Crompton: Gordan and Betty Forsythe; Mr. and Mrs, Yates, and Mrs. Bleakley; Mr. and G. Edwards, Kathleen, Merle and Howard; Mr. and Mrs. H. Watson (Wakefield); Dick, Jack and Annie; his co-Directors; Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Yorke and family; the Staff,, Craven Dunnill and Co., Ltd.; the workpeple of Craven, Dunnill and Co.. Ltd.; Mr, and Mrs. A. J. Hartshorne; Mrs. F. D Moore and Bert; Mr. and Miss Exley (Rock House); Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Collins; Mr. and Mrs. Hayward Davis; officers and members of the Methodist Church; members of choir, Broseley Methodist Church; Methodist Sunday School; Madeley Wood Methodist Sunday School; the teachers and scholars of Coalford New Sunday School; the members and friends of the Congregational Church, Broseley; the trustees and the members of the Victoria Institute, Broseley; the manager and staff, Lloyds Bank Ltd., Iron-Bridge; the Broseley Cricket Club; the Directors, Messrs, Maw and Co., Ltd.; the Directors, John Doughty and Son (1931),Ltd.,; the members of the Glazed and Floor Tile Manufacturers’ Association (Tunstall); Mr. and Mrs J. Nicklin; Mr. and Mrs. J. B Nicklin; Mrs. and Miss Meadow; Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher; the Misses Stevenson (Hill Top, Madeley); Mr. and Mrs. R. Gwynne; Mrs. Boden (Hockley); Lillian, Mavis and Sarita Watkins.
On Sunday morning a memorial service was held in the Methodist Church, conducted by the Rev. S. Body, who gave a most sincere and impressive address. A large congregation attended.
Mr. Howells, who was a native of Broseley, had been
successful in his: career. Upon leaving school when a boy he entered the
drawing offices of Messrs. Craven, Dunnill and Co., Ltd., Encaustic Glazed and
Floor Tile Manufacturers, Jackfield, and eventually attained the position of
managing director of the same works. At the age of 23 years he left Craven,
Dunnill and Co., having obtained an appointment as draughtsman at J. C. Edwards’
Tile Works, Ruabon, and after 8 years’ service with that firm he left to take
up the position of head draughtsman at Pilkington’s Tile and Pottery Co. Ltd..
Clifton Junction, Manchester, with whom he stayed until the year 1916, when he
returned to his native district to take over the management of the newly
re-constructed firm of Craven, Dunnill and Co. Ltd., Jackfield, in the position
of managing director, which he held up to the time of his death. Specimens of
his design and colour work executed in his earlier days may now be seen on the
walls of the offices there. Mr. Howells was a trustee of the Broseley Victoria
Institute, a vice-president of the Broseley Cricket Club, and a past Master of ‘‘St.
George’s” Lodge of Freemasons,
CRICKET CLUB DANCE.—The annual whist drive and dance were
held in the Town Hall on Easter Monday. There were 28 tables engaged for the
whist, and Mr, T. Goodall carried out the duties of M.C. The prize-winners
were:. — 1, Mrs. E. Tisdale; 2, Mrs. J. Davies (Colemore Farm); 3, Mrs, E,
Deavall, 1; Mr.J. Tisdale; ,2, Mrs G.-Roberts (playing as gent,); 3, Mr.
Walmsley. Sealed numbers, Miss A. Gallier (Jackfield), and Mr. J Hall (Iron-Bridge)
Mrs (Boon), supported by Dr. Boon, presented the prizes, and a vote of thanks was accorded her on the motion of Mr.
C. Rowe (secretary of the club). Dr. Boon briefly replied on behalf of his
wife, and said that they had the interests of the club very much at heart, and
during the coming summer they were hoping to have several Sunday concerts in
A PRETTY WEDDING took place on Saturday at the Parish Church, the Rev C Jackson (rector) officiating, between Miss Eva Aston, second daughter Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Aston, of 17, Hockley Bank, Broseley, and Mr. Frederick Cowdell, son of Mr. and the late Mrs, Cowden of Madeley. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Victor Aston, was dressed in ivory crepe-de-chine and lace trimmed with pearls, and a wreath and veil of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of tulips and maidenhair fern. She was attended by her sister, Miss Katie Aston, and Miss Ruth Cowden (sister of the bridegroom), who were dressed in green, with black hats, and carried bouquets of daffodils and maidenhair fern, also her little niece, aged 4, Cissie Aston, wearing green with a mob cap and carrying a basket of assorted flowers. The best man was Mr. George Cowden (brother of the bridegroom). A reception was afterwards held at the home of the bride. Miss Aston has been a Member of the local branch of the G.F.S. for many years,
PARISH CHURCH SOCIAL— On the occasion of the visit of the Bilston St. Leonard’s football team on Saturday to play a friendly match with the Broseley Church Sunday, School club, a “social” organised by the elder scholars of the Sunday School, was held in the Town Hall. After the match, which was played on the Bathurst Playing Field ground and resulted in a win for the Bilston boys by four goals to two, the visitors, who were accompanied by several friends, were entertained to tea at the Rectory, following which they paid a visit to the church and climbed the tower, from the top of which an extensively line view is obtained. The “social” took the form of a dance, for which Mrs. E. Instone and Mr. M. Davies provided the music, and two plays were given by the Sunday School Amateur Dramatic Company under the direction of Mrs. W. E. Davis, and the Sunday School orchestra, under the conductorship of Mr, Bert Wase, played selections. During the interval refreshments were handed round by the home team. The evening concluded with the Sinking of “Auld Lang Syne.”
SOCIAL CLUB.—The opening of the bowling greens for the season took place on Saturday. The ceremony was performed this year by Mr. R. E. Piper (The. Grange), auditor of the club, who, after declaring the greens open and wishing the Club a successful season, Played the first game with Mr. Abraham Harris, (senr.). There was a good gathering of members, who afterwards spent an enjoyable afternoon on the greens. A vote of thanks to Mr. Piper was proposed by Mr. B. Francis, and seconded by Mr. P. Archer.. The club hopes to have a successful season having joined the Madeley Bowling League, while several friendly matches have been arranged.
BOWLING CLUB.—At the annual, meeting of the Duke of Wellington bowling Club Mr. J. Cox was voted to the chair, the hon. secretary reporting a balance in hand of £2 15s. 9d.- It was stated that the club would again compete in the Madeley Amateur Bowling League. In addition the usual cup competition would be run, and also a cup, to be won outright during the 1933 season, together with a medal for the runner-up, would be played for. Mr. J. Cox will be captain, with Mr. J. Cleobury vice captain. Mr. H. Jones has again consented to be hon. secretary. The whole of last year’s committee was re-elected except that Mr. J. G. Bradley takes the place of Mr. W. Hallon.
LATE MR. H. PEARCE.—The death of Mr. Henry Pearce, of The
Knowle occurred on Easter Sunday at his home, at the age of 77 years, after a long illness. Deceased was for
over 40 years in the employ of Messrs. W. and P. Jones as groom, gardener,
etc., up to the time of his retirement owing to failing health about four years
ago. He leaves a family of three daughters and
two sons. The funeral took place on Wednesday at St. Mary’s
On Saturday evening, whilst three men were fishing from a
boat on the lower pool in
On Tuesday the Borough of Wenlock coroner, Mr. F. W. Derry, opened an inquest on the body, sitting without a jury, at the Willey Recreation Room.
Edward Thomas Allen identified the body as that of his son, who was a fitter and worked for the Coalbrookdale Co. Ltd. Witness said he identified the body especially by the boots, which he had repaired about a week before deceased was missing. He was also wearing a blue suit and a belt similar to those missing from the house. He last saw his son alive at 11 p.m. on Nov. 18, 1932. He was then going to bed and appeared to be in good health, but he was quiet and strange in his manner. Deceased slept in an adjoining bedroom, and witness did not hear anything of him in the night. When witness’s wife went to the bedroom in the morning, however, she found that deceased had gone, but his bed had been slept in. It was a Saturday morning, and deceased did not have to go to work. Witness did not report the matter to the police at the time. He waited over the week-end because he thought deceased had gone away temporarily, but, as he did not return, he reported it to the police on the Monday. He did not hear anything about his son until last Sunday, when he was told that a body answering to the description of his son had been found in Wiley Pools. In further evidence witness said that had been very depressed for about ten days prior to the day he was missing.
Joseph Thomas Foulkes, carpenter, gamekeeper’s cottage,
Shirlett, Broseley, said that on Saturday he was fishing in the lower of the
three pools in
P.C. Taylor (Jackfield) gave evidence as to recovering the body from the water.
Henry Starr Southorn, licensee of the King’s Head Inn, Broseley, said he had known deceased for about 5 or 6 years, and he had been reserved and quiet for about a month previous to his disappearance.
Alfred Lloyd, foreman of the fitting department of ranges and grates at the Coalbrookdale Works, said he had known deceased about six years. On Nov. 16, as deceased was not in his place at the works, witness went to look for him and found him in the stoke hole, sitting on a form with his head between his hands. Witness asked him what was the matter, and all he could get out of him was, “Oh: my head”. On the following day at 4 p.m. deceased asked him for a pass to go home, which he gave him, when he again complained of his head. That was the last time he saw him, as deceased did not turn up to work on the Friday, which he should have done.
The coroner then adjourned the inquest until Wednesday next at the Police Station, Iron-Bridge, to hear further witnesses who had been unable to attend that day.
The funeral took place on Wednesday at
The bearers were some of deceased’s personal friends—Messrs. J. Boden, H. I. Southorn. J. Roper (senr.), B. Weekes, L. Plant and J. Hall.
The family mourners included Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Allen (father and mother), and Mr. J. J. Allen (brother).
Amongst the many friends who followed were deceased’s workmates of the Coalbrookdale Ironworks, and members of the Broseley Social Club, of which he had been a member for a number of years.
The interment was in
29th April 1933
OUTING. — On Saturday a party numbering about 50, of the
Parish Church Sunday School, which included the elder scholars, members of the
football team, teachers, and the superintendent (Miss Potts), visited
Birmingham, travelling there by motor coaches, via Bridgnorth and Wolverhampton.
A football match had been arranged with St. Lawrence’s College team, and upon
ST. GEORGE’S DAY. — An impromptu St. George’s Day celebration was held in the Conservative Room at the Town Hall on Monday. Mrs. George Potts (Benthall House), presided, and Mr. H. Evans (assistant teacher, C. of E. Schools), assisted in the proceedings, and acted as M.C. Miss Belton gave an address on the subject of St. George, following which the guests “listened in” to the broadcast of the flight Hon. Winston Churchill’s toast of “England,” at the banquet of the Royal Society of St. George. The Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector), spoke on the subject of “Friendliness,” and Mr. G. Harrison’s band provided music. The proceedings closed with the singing of the National Anthem.
The adjourned inquest touching the death of Edward Thomas Allen (27), of 2, Speeds Lane, Broseley, whose body was recovered from the lower pool at Willey Park on April 13, was conducted by the Borough Coroner, Mr. F. W. Derry, at the Police Station, Iron-Bridge, on Wednesday.
Hilda Irene Meredith, of 1,
Asked if deceased came to her home on the night of Nov. 18, she replied, “No.” She said the deceased had often complained to her of headaches.
Thomas Morris, Oak Tree Cottage, Button Oak, Bewdley, timber
haulier, aged 25, said that he and deceased were “pals.” He (witness) was
engaged to one sister, and deceased was courting the other. Witness stated that
the two Miss Merediths had asked him to see deceased. Hilda Meredith wanted to
know if deceased would “make it up again.” He saw deceased about dinner time on
Nov. 18. Deceased’s mother answered the door and asked him what was the matter
with Ted, as she could not get him to go back to Hilda again. She said, “Don’t
say anything to him.” Witness replied, “I don’t know what is the matter with
him.” Witness then said that he saw the deceased, who asked him where Hilda
was, and he replied, “The last time I saw her she was in
The coroner, who sat without a jury, brought in a verdict of “Suicide by drowning while temporarily insane.”
6th May 1933
ACCIDENT. — On April 28 at 4-45 p.m. a man named Robert
Johnson, aged 33 years, a native of Stockport, and staying at 16, Listley
Street, Bridgnorth, a street musician, was found sitting on the side of the
road at the bottom of Linley Bank, near Broseley, with severe facial injuries
and wounds. His bicycle was lying beside him with the front wheel locked by a
buckled mudguard of the machine, this, it is assumed, being the cause of the
accident. He was found there by a lorry driver who conveyed him to the
A STUDENTS’ CONCERT by the pupils of Miss Hilda Watkis, L.R.A.M., was given in the Town Hall on Wednesday. Mr. E. H. H. Shorting took the chair for the first part of the programme, and the rector (Rev. C. S. Jackson) for the second. The proceeds were for the Town Hall funds. The principals were:—Miss G. Malcolm, L.R.A.M. (violin), Mr. T. Thompson (baritone), Mr. T. Griffiths (‘cello), and Mrs. W. E. Davis (elocutionist). The following pupils gave pianoforte solos:—Misses M. Oswell, I. Wareham, D. Woolley, N. Thompson, W. Evans, K. Streeter, M. Instone, and Messrs. W. Grainger and C. Fowler, and a pianoforte duet was given by Misses N. Thompson and D. Woolley. Other items were given by Misses Barbara Ayers, Ivy Burns, and Betty Taylor, and Master Billie Ayres. The accompanists were Miss Watkis, Miss N. Thompson, and Mr. W. E. Davis. During the interval refreshments were handed round by the pupils, and at the close the Rev. C. S. Jackson thanked Miss Watkis and all the helpers on behalf of the Town Hall Trust.
Wednesday, Aid. J. Nicklin presiding.
Reporting on finance, the Town Clerk (Mr. F. W. Derry) stated that the May precept of £159 15s. had been paid into the general district account, making a credit balance of £322 10s. 10d., and after deducting cheques being drawn that day amounting to £222 11s. 3d., credit balance would be reduced to 199 19s. 7d. as against credit of £341 14s. 4d. at corresponding period last year. The water account was in credit to the extent of £84 9s. 6d. as against a debit balance of £47 12s. 3d. last year.
As housing agent, Mr. Fenn reported that the roof of one of
The sanitary inspector’s report showed the district to be
free from notifiable diseases. He submitted an application with a plan for an
alteration to a bakehouse in
The surveyor (Mr. F. Richards) reported having carried out
certain repairs to the Groyne in the River Severn at Jackfield, also to the
The improvements suggested at the last meeting by Mr. T. H. Howells in connection with the Memorial Green were further discussed. It was reported that Mr. E. H. H. .Shorting had purchased three seats which he asked the Council to accept from him to be placed on the “Green”,and Mr. Shorting was cordially thanked for his generous gift. Respecting the painting of the railings, after considering a suggestion to have this done by direct labour, it was decided to obtain estimates from the local tradesmen for the work, and that the removal of the inner railings surrounding the War Memorial be carried out by the Council’s own workmen.
The water engineer (Mr. Callear reported that the work of cleaning out the Posenhall reservoir had be carried out at a cost of £13 8s. He said that the reservoir had been scoured and cleansed and the mains thoroughly flushed, and the work had been completed well within the 24 hours’ time mentioned in the notice given to the consumers.—The chairman said that he and Ald. Exley inspected the reservoir during the progress of the work which had been carried out under the personal super vision of the water engineer, and spoke of the satisfactory condition of the whole structure. Mr. Callear was especially thanked by the meeting for his services rendered in this important undertaking.
13th May 1933
BRITISH LEGION.—A whist drive was held in Maw and Co.’s mess-room on May 5, on behalf of the local branch of the British Legion. Mr. P. Price was M.C., and Mrs. T. J. Hearn (Jackfield) presented the prizes to the following:—1, Mrs. Gibbs (Jackfield); 2, Mrs. Smith (Coalport); 3, Mrs. Golling (Madeley). 1, Mr. W. Aldred (Madeley); 2, Mrs. A. Harrington (Jackfield); 3, Mr. T. Wright (Iron-Bridge). A tongue was won by Mr. S. Heighway.
OBITUARY.—The death occurred at
LATE MR. G. E. BRITTON. — The death occurred on May 4 of Mr.
Greville Edward Britton, aged 26 years, younger son of Mr. and Mrs, Walter
Britton, of 5, Carver’s Road, with whom he had resided with his wife and baby
son. Deceased had been ill for about four months, and was taken to a hospital
four weeks ago, where his death occurred. The funeral took place on Tuesday at
20th May 1933
A DANCE was held in St. Mary’s New Hall on May 12, and a good company attended. Mr. Stanley Watkins (Broseley) carried out the duties of M.C., and the refreshment department was in the charge of the ladies’ catering committee. The proceeds were for the New Hall building fund.
BAND CONCERT. — On Sunday evening the Jackfield Prize Silver Band gave a concert under the conductorship of Bandmaster W. Ellis. A collection was taken for the band’s fund.
MOTHERS’ UNION.—The meeting of the local branch was held on
Monday at the
SALOP INFIRMARY.—The result of the house-to-house collection
in the Jackfield district for the past quarter amounted to £8 3s. 3d_ which, with
an amount of £7 13s. 7d. collected during the December quarter, makes a total
of £15 16s.10d. subscribed for the first half-year since the scheme was
inaugurated, which sums have been forwarded to the secretary of the R.S. Infirmary.
The chairman of the local committee is the Rev. F. J. R. Mason (rector and Mrs.
J. Morgan is hon. secretary and treasurer. the appointed collectors being
Mesdames A. Aston. W. Pillinger. W. Storey.
LATE MR. J. T. BRAZIER. — The death of Mr. John Thomas
Brazier, at the age of 66 years, occurred on May 11 at his home, 12, Hockley
Bank, after a few days’ illness following a seizure on the previous
Sunday. Deceased had not been in perfect
health since January last. Up to that time he had been employed at the Milburgh
clay pit for about fourteen years, previously to which he had worked in the
coal haulage department at Messrs. Craven Dunnill and Co’s Tile Works,
Jackfield, for a great number of years. He had been a member of the Modern
Masons’ Friendly Society from a youth. He is survived by a widow and two sons.
The funeral took place on Saturday at the
BAND CONCERT.—On Sunday evening the Coalbrookdale silver band gave a concert in The Square. A good programme of music, which included marches, selections, etc. was given under the direction of Band- master Fred Aston, and was much enjoyed by the large company present. A collection was taken for the New Uniform Fund.
27th May 1933
A MISCELLANEOUS CONCERT was given in the Coalford Methodist Sunday Schoolroom on May 19 by the women members of Mrs. Smith’s Bible Class (of Madeley Wood) Mr. T. Wright occupied the chair. The programme opened with a chorus by the party, followed by pianoforte duets by Misses Doris Briggs and Joyce Smith, recitations by Miss Dorothy. Pearce; songs by Miss I. Smith, vocal duet by Misses Eva Welch Smith, and sketches by members of the party, entitled “A full dress rehearsal,” and “Too many cooks,” which were much enjoyed. Mr. W. Smith provided the pianoforte accompaniments. At the close Mr. J. Pumford accorded a vote of thanks to Mrs. Smith and her party for their services, which was seconded by Mr. T. Wright. There was a good audience present, and the proceeds were for chapel funds.
COALFORD S.S.—Continuation anniversary services were held On
Sunday at the Coalford Chapel, in the afternoon and evening, when the special
preacher was Pastor Fred Thorpe (
CHILDREN’S DANCE.—A children’s fancy dress dance was held in
St. Mary’s Hall on May 19. The judging was undertaken by the adult ladies
present, and prizes were awarded to Joan Bright (Fairy Queen), Kathleen Price
(Cracker), and Ivy Cox (Blue Fairy). The prizes were distributed by the rector.
Mr. Fred Cross played for the dance, and Mr. A. Evans carried out the duties of
M.C. Refreshments were given by the ladies’ catering committee, and the
proceeds were for the
PARISH CHURCH.—On Sunday a, choir festival was held at St. Mary’s Church, commencing with Holy Communion at 8 a.m., and Choral Eucharist was held at 11 a.m. In the evening a short organ recital was given by the organist (Mr. Gerald Edge), followed by evensong, during which the choir gave excellent renderings of the anthems, “Sing, O daughter of Zion” (Graham), and “Awake, put on strength” (Callcott) under the conductorship of Mr. W. Ellis (choirmaster). The rector (Rev. F. J. R. Mason), officiated at all the services. Afterwards a sacred concert was given in St. Mary’s New Hall, which was attended by a good company. The programme consisted of bass solos by Mr. E. Jones (Sutton), solos by Miss Jones (Dawley), a trombone solo by Mr. H. Hudson, a cornet duet by Messrs. W. Ellis and C. Hudson, and solos by Miss Katheleen Hudson and Mr. C. V. Davis (tenor, Broseley). The piano accompaniments were played by Mr. Gerald Edge and Miss Ethel Perkins. The collections throughout the day were devoted to the choir fund.
LATE MRS. JAMES GOODALL. The death of Mrs. Mary Ann Goodall, widow of Mr. James Goodall, occurred on May 18 at her home, 55, Lloyds Head, at the age of 64 years, she having survived her husband by about 14 months. Deceased had been in failing health for about six months, and passed away after an illness lasting two weeks. She was a native of Jackfield and had been a member of the Coalford Methodist (formerly Wesleyan) Chapel all her life. She leaves a family of two sons and eight daughters to mourn their loss.
The funeral took place on Saturday at the Broseley cemetery.
A service was held in the cemetery chapel conducted by the Rev. S. Body
(Methodist minister, Madeley Wood, Iron-Bridge). The bearers were Messrs. T. Doughty,
T. Wright, T. Poole, J. Dodd, E. Hodge, W. Anderson, P. Colley, G. Stewart, J.
Evans, W. Poole,
Beautiful floral tributes were sent. by the following:—Eliza, Jack and Eric, Shirebrook; Alice and Edna; Fanny, Sam and family; Nellie, Alex and family, Bacup; Florrie, Jim and Eddie, Newport; Sally, Len and family; Ria, Tom and family; Jim, Ethel and family; Jack, Mary and Irene; Sister Ann and family; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Goodall and family, Mr. and Mrs. C. Lloyd, Madeley; Gladys and Jack, Shirebrook; Gladys and Gerty; Gerty and Leonard; Lall, George and family; Amy, Ted and family; Mrs. Garbett and Cis, Broseley; May, Ern and family; Mr. and Mrs. E. Ball; Mr. and Mrs. E. Oakley; Mr. and Mrs. Hughes and family; Mrs. Stephan; Mrs. Hulme, Mr. and Mrs. Jackson, Mr. and Mrs. Hayward; Mrs. T. Edwards and Lilian, Mr. and Mrs. J, Dodd; Mrs. Wall; Mrs. Workman and family; Mrs. Biggs and family; Mrs. Jones and Nellie; Mr. and Mrs. Anderson; an old friend; Mrs. Colley; Emma and Nellie; Mrs. Hanley; Mrs. Briscoe and Vera; Mr. and Mrs. Doughty and Harry; Mr. and Mrs. Dickens; Edward and Elsie; Edward and Alice; Cis and Arthur; and Mrs. T. Poole and family.
3rd June 1933
THE FUNERAL of Mr. Albert Leslie Weale, aged 23, son of Mr.
John Neale, of 80, Wood’s Cottages, took place at the
IN BANKRUPTCY.—On his own petition, a receiving order in the Shrewsbury Bankruptcy Court, has been made re Joseph Bowen Oakley, of Little Posenhall, and lately of Benthall Farm, farmer. The total liabilities amount to £379 19s. 10d., and there are 19 unsecured creditors. The assets are estimated to produce £67 16s., leaving a deficiency of £312 3s. 10d. The causes of failure, as alleged by debtor, are:—”Heavy fall in market prices of farm produce; loss of crops through bad seasons, and loss of live stock.”
FORMER RESIDENT’S DEATH.—Many of the oldest residents of the
town will be sorry to hear of the somewhat sudden death of Mr. Arthur Aquila
Evans, of 18, St. George’s Square, Worcester, elder son of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Aquila Evans, formerly in business as baker and confectioner, Upper High
Street, Broseley, which occurred on Saturday at South Bank Nursing Home,
Worcester, following on an operation. On the previous Monday deceased, in
company with two friends, also former residents of Broseley, Mr. W. R. Shaw,
retired headmaster of Chirbury C. of E. Schools, and Mr. Ernest W. Jones, of
Droitwich, attended the Worcestershire v. Notts cricket match at Worcester, and
went into hospital the following day to under go an operation, from which he
did not recover. The funeral took place on Tuesday at
OLD BAPTIST CHAPEL.—The Sunday School anniversary was held
on Sunday, when services were held in the morning, afternoon and evening. The
special preacher was the Rev. Mostyn Jones (Dawley), who addressed the scholars
at the morning and afternoon services, and preached an excellent sermon in the
evening. The soloists for the day were the Misses S. and
LABOUR MEETING.—At a meeting of the women’s branch of the Broseley Labour party in the Town Hall on Monday, Mrs. Molyneux (chairman) presided, and Miss E. Picton=Turbervill (prospective Labour can- didate for the Wrekin division) gave an address on the political situation. Tea was provided by Mrs. G. Sneyd, who was thanked by Miss Picton-Turbervill and Mrs. J. Casey, and the speaker was thanked by Mrs. Molvneux and Mrs. Hall.
10th June 1933
OLD BAPTIST CHAPEL.—A continuation Sunday School anniversary service was held on Sunday evening, and was well attended. The pastor (Rev. T. Lloyd Morgan), was the preacher. The proceedings commenced with a short memorial service for the late Mrs. Fanny Beaman, who had been a staunch worshipper and helper of the church for many years, and the pastor paid tribute to the good work she had done and the loss they had sustained by her death. The solos by the Misses Richards (Much Wenlock), and Mrs. D. Clinton, the recitations, and the special singing by the children and choir, as given on the previous Sunday, were repeated, under line conductorship of Mr. T. Denstone, with Mr. R. I. Burns at the organ. A further collection was taken, which brought the total receipts up to nearly £9 for the Sunday School funds.
LABOUR DANCE.—A whist drive and dance, organised by the local branch of the Wrekin Labour Party, were held in the Town Hall on Whit Monday. The M.C. for the whist was Mr. T. Goodall, and the prizes were presented by Mrs. F. Tonkiss (Coal-port), to the following players:-1 Miss L. Evans, 2 Mrs. E. Ready (Birmingham), 3 Mrs. E. Harrison, sealed number Mrs. Goodall; 1 Mr. P. Bagley, 2 Mrs. Griffiths (as gent.), 3 Mrs. H. Preece, Coalport (as gent.), sealed number, Mrs. Tonkiss. A vote of thanks was accorded Mrs. Tonkiss, on the motion of the M.C. For the dance Mr. W. G. Sumner carried out the duties of M.C. Spot dance prizes were won by Mr. Turton Evans and Miss Gittings (Madeley). The secretarial duties were carried out by Mr. T. Goodall.
SOCIAL CLUB DANCE. — On the anniversary of the opening of the club in 1919, on Whit Tuesday, the first of a series of open-air dances for the season was held on the lawn in the grounds of the club, under the supervision of the club’s sports committee. The dance was attended by upwards of 200 people, and Mr. R. Hood carried out the duties of M.C.
MOTHERS’ UNION.—The quarterly meeting of the local branch
was held on Tuesday afternoon, when upwards of 60 members of the Broseley and
Benthall branches were present. This meeting was of unusual importance, in
consequence of a visit of 45 members of the Highley branch, who were
accompanied by the Rev. and Mrs. Shields (Highley.). A short service was held
in the Parish Church, conducted by the Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector), followed by a garden party in the
Rectory Garden, where tea was provided, and there was a work stall and. book
stall, where purchases could ‘be made. Afterwards a short entertainment, which
included songs, etc., and little plays’ and sketches, was given by some of the
Broseley and Benthall members, and Mrs. W. Davis provided the accompaniments on
the pianoforte. Mrs. J. G. Broadhurst (enrolling member), with the assistance
BURIAL BOARD. The quarterly meeting was held on Wednesday in the Board Room at the Town Hall, A. A. Exley presiding. The superintendent (Mr. Francis), reported that the County Council during the recent road repairs had replaced, the six inch drain with nine inch pipes at the front entrance to the Cemetery. This would take all the flood water, and prevent flooding of the cemetery. Mr. Francis was instructed to count up the available grave spaces in the cemetery, and the average number of burials over a period, and report to the committee at some later meeting, to help them in deciding when it would become necessary to discuss the question of enlarging the burial ground.
A meeting of the District Council was held on Wednesday, Ald. J. Nicklin presiding.
The surveyor reported that the inner railings around the War Memorial in the Memorial Green had been removed, and the outer railings had been painted.—The chairman said that the work had been done well, and with the voluntary assistance given by the juvenile unemployed in improving the flower beds, etc., in the green, and, with the seats which had been given by Mr. E. H. H. Shorting, it had made quite a nice little park.—The meeting decided that thanks should be sent to the voluntary workers by a letter through the rector, who had been the means of getting this work done.— Mr. Shorting asked the meeting to allow the rails which had been taken down, to be used as a fencing around the newly-made garden near the Broseley Wood Mission Hall.—This was granted, and the surveyor was instructed to render assistance in the work of re-erecting the rails.
The water engineer stated that the abnormal consumption of water in the district made it most difficult for him to maintain the supply, and unless the consumers exercised greater care, it would be absolutely necessary to curtail the supply.
17th June 1933
CONSUMERS are hereby requested to economise as far as possible in the use of water supplied.
Water pumped in excess of actual requirements unnecessarily INCREASES working expenses and wear and tear of machinery.
The watering of gardens and lawns is STRICTLY PROHIBITED unless previous arrangements have been made with the Water Engineer and PAYMENT MADE THEREFOR. Offenders will be prosecuted.
Automatic flushes should be turned off at night and all hours when the water is not necessarily required.
In case of wastage hereafter found to be existing Offenders will be liable to Prosecution.
ARTHUR O. CALLEAR,
M.INST M. & C.E., CERT. R, SAN.
Borough Water Engineer. Waterworks Office, Iron-Bridge.
LATE MISS M. A. AUSTIN.—The death occurred on June 6, at the
age of 60 years, of Miss Mary Ann Austin, at the residence of her brother, Mr.
SUNDAY CONCERT.—The Jackfield Prize Silver Band gave an
open-air concert on Sunday evening on the lawn in the garden at
Sunday proved a great day to be recorded in the early
history of the local branch of the Legion (which was formed early last year),
when the presentation and dedication of the new standard, the gift of Capt. and
Mrs. E. D. Collins, of Broseley, took place. Glorious weather favoured this
interesting event, and attracted a huge gathering, particularly so as Major the
Right Hon. Lord Forester, of
Splendid support was given by Legion branches from many
miles around, and representatives with their commandants, assembled at 2.15
p.m. at Broseley Wood, where an imposing procession of nearly 500 Legionaires
was formed, under marshals Capt. E. D. Collins and Lieut. T. W. Howells, M.C.,
consisting of 15 branches, as follows: — Broseley, under Capt. E. D. Collins;
Iron-Bridge, Mr. H. W. Gough; Jackfield, ex-C.S.M. Storey; Bridgnorth, Capt.
Haslewood; Coalbrookdale, Mr. N. Gratton; Dawley, Sergt. F. Langford, D.C.M.,
M.M.; Shifnal Lieut. W. Oxlade and parade commander Mr. T. Hollingshead;
The procession, headed by the Jackfield Prize Silver Band,
under the conductorship of Bandmaster W. Ellis, and the Coalbrookdale Prize
Silver Band, under Bandmaster Fred Aston, with the massed standard bearers,
paraded the principal streets en route for the
Lord Forester, wearing the uniform of his regiment, was
supported by Mr. C. Womersley (county secretary of the British Legion), Col. J.
R. Howard MacLean, Capt. A. H. Thorn-Pudsey, the Mayor of Wenlock (Mr. E. S.
Owen), and members and officials of the Borough of Wenlock Corporation. The
Broseley standard bearer, Mr. C. Davis, carrying the cased standard, and his
bodyguards (Capt. C. Potts, chairman of the local branch, and Mr. C. T.
Harrison), came forward to the War Memorial, and handed the standard to Mr. R.
E. Piper (who deputised here for Capt. E. D. Collins), assisted by Mr. H.
Mason, who in turn handed it to Lord Forester to make the formal presentation.
Afterwards Lord Forester and his supporters joined the parade, which then proceeded
to the church. Others present were:—Col. J. Baldwin-Webb, M.P., Major W. W.
Hayes (chairman of Shropshire Council of the British Legion), Major J. M. West
(vice-chairman of the.
There was a crowded congregation at the church, where a very impressive service was conducted by the Legion branch chaplain (Rev. C. S. Jackson, rector of Broseley), who also performed the dedication ceremony, and an inspiring address was given by the Rev. R. A. Giles (vicar of Sheriffhales). The choir was in attendance, and special hymns, including “O valiant hearts,” were sung. Miss Hilda Watkis presided at the organ. A portion of the seating accommodation in the church was reserved for parents and relatives of the soldiers who fell in the Great War, and Mrs. G. Sneyd, on their behalf, placed a wreath on the church war memorial during the service, which concluded with during singing of the National Anthem. A collection was taken for the funds of the Broseley branch, and amounted to £15.
The procession then re-formed, with the Coalbrookdale Band leading and branch standard bearers heading their own branches, and marched back to the Town Hall, where the salute was taken by Major the Right Hon. Lord Forester, and they then proceeded to the Social Club grounds (Bank House), for dismissal.
Then followed a pleasing close to the proceedings, when Dr. Boon (chairman of the Social Club), on behalf of the committee, extended a hearty welcome to the members of the parade, and after introducing Lord Forester to them, he proposed a vote of thanks to his lordship for coming to Broseley especially for the occasion. Lord Forester, in replying, said it had been a very great pleasure to come down to present the Broseley standard.—The large gathering was then entertained to tea, provided by a committee of ladies, of which Mrs. D. L. Prestage was the chairman.
The organisation and arrangements for the day were capably carried out by the Legion local branch committee, of which Mr. Ward and Mr. T. Goodall acted as joint secretary.
24th June 1933
At a County Court sitting on Thursday, before his Honour Judge W. H. Samuels.
Samuel Wolfson, trading as the Leigh Pottery Co., Broseley, claimed £11 5s. from Mildred Steadman, trading as the Smithfield Paperhanging Stores, Coventry, for domestic pottery supplied.—It was stated that plaintiff’s agent made the deal with Mrs. Steadman, whose husband contended- that the goods were not saleable.—His Honour adjourned the case for the attendance of Mrs. Steadman and plaintiff’s agent.
1st July 1933
You will be amazed at the bargains offered at Waterloo House, Bridgnorth, Summer Sale, which begins to-day, It will pay you to make a special visit.
LATE MIL J. G. SMITH.--After an illness of two years, Mr.
John George Smith passed away at his home, Delph Side, on Sunday, at the age of
63 years, leaving a widow, but no family. Deceased was very well known in the
district, having been a bellringer at the
THE PLAZA (Iron-Bridge).—Douglas Fairbanks is featured in “Mr. Robinson Crusoe”, a modern story unlike anything you’ve read, or heard, or seen him in before. A cannibal girl deserted her own tribe to cast her savage affections at Doug.’s feet. What did Doug. do? What would you do? “Pack up Your Troubles’ is the other feature picture, and in this there is something more than Laurel and Hardy in their longest and most ambitious film to date. Beyond all the slapstick is a charming story, and so far as the laughter is concerned both Stan and Olly are at the top of their form.
A garden fete, organised by the rector (Rev. F. J. R. Mason), the church council and entertainments committee, was held on Wednesday in the grounds of “Rock House”, lent for the occasion by Mr. E. J. Exley, J.P., the proceeds of which were for the St. Mary’s New Hall Building Fund.
The opening ceremony was performed by Lady Acton, Barrow House, Broseley, who was welcomed by the rector, who introduced her to the assembly. Her ladyship was supported by the Mayor and Mayoress of Wenlock (Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Owen) and Mr. E. J. and Miss Exley, and after declaring the fete open she was accorded a vote of thanks by the Mayor and was presented With a bouquet by Miss Joan Bright (a member of the Sunday school), and was also given three hearty cheers by the children.
The Jackfield prize silver hand was in attendance, and under the direction of Bandmaster W. Ellis, played selections at the opening and during the evening, and also for dancing on the lawn in the late evening.
The stalls and attendants were:— Sweets, Mrs. S. Williams; pound stall, Mesdames G. Harris and J. D. Perkins; variety, Mrs. F. Dodd and Miss L. Evans; spinning wheel, Miss W. Perkins; ice-cream, Misses. E. Perkins and Ida Fox; bran tub, Miss E. Groves; household, Miss B. Smith and Mrs. T. J. Hearn; home produce, Mesdames Hay ward, Davis, A. Aston and T. C. Gibbs. Amongst the numerous sideshows were:—Hoop-la, the Misses Bowen; skittles, Messrs. J. D. Perkins and C. Anslow; cocoa-nuts, Mr. W. Storey; sticking the ham, Messrs. R. Gregson and W. Johnson; fortune-telling, Madame Vere. The refreshment department was in the charge of Mesdames J. W. Harrison, A. Wilson, E. Poole, W. Storey, E: Green, O. Britton and G. S. Williams. The balloon stall was a great attraction, and during the afternoon until late evening there was a continuous flight of “Journal” balloons; a prize will be given for the longest distance flight. The attendants were ‘Messrs. T. Green and P. Smith, and Miss Winnie Bright.
In the afternoon a display of country dancing was given on
the lawn by the Jackfield “Brownies”, who had been trained by Miss I. Fox (Brown
Owl) and Miss Ethel Perkins, who accompanied on the piano. This was followed,
by a nigger minstrel sketch in costume by “The Inky Blobs”, trained and
produced by the rector, the star being Master N. Pritchard. In the evening an
amusing turn was given by the Pierrot troupe called “The Cheerful Chimers”, who
had also been trained by the rector. Their sketches in character were “In O’Haro
at Tara’s Halls” and “Neck to Neck”, the chief feature of which was the
home-made horse, which caused great amusement, while Mr. Roy Gregson acted the
part of comedian. Miss P. Jones (Dawley) sang two songs to the pianoforte accompaniments
of Mr. Gerald Edge (
Valuable assistance was given at the gate and in other directions by Messrs. J. Hearn, L. Williams, J. T. Harrison and W. T. Hudson. The receipts for the day amounted to upwards of £40.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.— The Sunday School anniversary services were held on Sunday, when two in inspiring sermons were preached by the Rey. J. Stanley Bond, the newly appointed pastor, of Broseley. In the afternoon a musical service was given by the children and choir, and a recitation by Kathleen Hartshorne (one of the scholars). The Pastor presided and gave an address to the young people. Mr. T. Denstone, who had trained the singers, was the conductor for the day, and Mrs: E. Instone and Miss Mollie Roberts capably presided at the organ. The attendances at all the services were well above the average and the total proceeds amounted to £10 5s. 11d. for the Sunday School funds.
THE DEATH of Mrs, Emily Carpendale, widow of Mr. John
Carpendale, occurred on June 28 at her home
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE.— On Wednesday, in the grounds of the
Social Club, Dr. and Mrs. Boon, of
G.F.S. OUTING.—About forty associates and members of the Broseley and Benthall branches of the Girls’ Friendly Society, accompanied by Mrs. D. L. Prestage, held their annual outing on Wednesday and journeyed by motor coaches to Worcester, the route taken being via Kidderminster. Upon arrival the party visited the cathedral and other places of interest, including the Royal Worcester Porcelain Works, and were entertained to tea at the Chamberlain Tea Rooms there, where they were joined by members of the Much Wenlock branch. After tea, the “long membership” badges and certificates were presented to the members by Mrs. Prestage. This was followed by a service at the church. The return journey was made through Bewdley.
FOOTBALL CUP COMPETITION.— A meeting was held on Monday in the committee room at the Town Hall, for the purpose of considering the formation of a committee to organise a football cup competition, in aid of the local hospital, open to elementary school boys in the borough of Wenlock. The meeting was unanimously in favour of the project, and a strong committee was elected, with Mr. Leslie Meredith (Broseley C. of E. Schools), as hon. secretary, and a further meeting will shortly be held to make the necessary arrangements in readiness for the coming season. The title of the competition will be “The Hospital Comforts Fund Cup.”
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday, Ald. J. Nicklin presiding.-The clerk, reporting on finance, stated that the July precept, £159 15s., had been paid into the general district account, which, after cheques being drawn that day, would show a credit balance of £203 16s. 8d., as against a credit of £209. 3s. 10d. last year. On the water account there would be in debit to the extent of £54 14s. 8d., as against £100 3s. 1d.debit last year.— Mr. A. Fenn (collector), reported that he had collected £72 6s. of the current half-year’s water rate, leaving a gross outstanding of £226 12s. 4d. — The sanitary inspector’s report showed the district to be free from notifiable diseases. He suggested, that an open drain in Cocksbutt Lane, to the extent of 40 yards, should be piped in, and the surveyor was instructed to put the work in hand with 6-inch pipes, at an approximate cost of £12.—The surveyor recommended that the short length of road from the Free Bridge to the hairpin bend at Jackfield be surface dressed. The meeting decided to have this done and as this road carried main road traffic, it was proposed to ask the County Council to bear part of’ the cost.—Ald. A. A. Exley mentioned that repairs were again necessary to the groyne in the River Severn at Jackfield, and said now was the time to do the work, while the river was so very low, as big holes could be seen where the groyne was being undermined.—The surveyor was instructed to inspect same, and have the work carried out.—The water engineer (Mr. A. O. Callear), gave particulars of the consumptions of outside authorities for the past quarter, amounting to 17,733,000 gallons. He reported that since the return of the excessively hot weather, the consumptions in the district had again considerably increased. During the previous spell of hot weather, in order to conserve the supply, and to ease the call on the machinery at the pumping station, he cut the water off the town at night, which consider- ably reduced the consumption. Since the break-up of the drought, he had permitted a constant supply, but if, the present hot weather continued, it would be absolutely necessary for the consumers, if they hoped to enjoy the present privileges, to assist by the economic use of the water, and to discontinue using it for the watering of gardens.- Mr. T. W. Howells complained of the great inconvenience which had been caused to consumers in the district by cutting off the water for two night during the last month, without due notice having first been given to the consumers.
A DANCE, organised by the St. Mary’s Hall Entertainments Committee, was held in the New Hall on June 30, and fairly well attended. Mr. Norman Hudson carried out the duties of M.C., and the Variety Band provided the .music. The refreshment department was in the charge of the ladies’ catering committee, and the proceeds were devoted to the new hall building fund.
15th July 1933
LATE MRS. EDWARD JONES.—The death occurred on July 1, at her
Fine weather favoured the local branch of the Wrekin Division Conservative Association, when the members held a fete on Wednesday in the grounds of “Barrow House,” by permission of Lord and Lady Acton, the latter being president of the women’s branch.
Games and competitions were organised by Lady Acton, who received the members on arrival, and an excellent tea was provided by Mrs. Hugh Welsh and helpers. The event finished–up with dancing on the lawn.
In order to stimulate interest in the local industries, a loan exhibition was, staged, and many beautiful articles were on view.
During the afternoon Col. J. Baldwin-Webb, M.P., accompanied by his sister, Miss Webb, visited the fete, and addressed the assembly. In the course of his remarks, he stressed the necessity for the younger men and women to take an interest in politics, and he was glad to see unmistakeable signs of increasing interest in the youth of the Wrekin Division.
The organisation was in the capable hands of Mrs. A Crawford, (hon. secretary of the Broseley women’s branch), who was ably assisted by Mr. W. R. Pountney (hon. secretary of the men’s branch), and a band of willing helpers.
22nd July 1933
BALLOON RACE.—In connection with the balloon race
competition at the St. Mary’s Hall garden fete, held recently in the grounds of
Rock House, the prize for the longest distance flight of the “Journal” balloons
has been awarded to Mr. Hedley Bowen, of Jackfield, whose balloon was picked up
at Calton, Dorchester, Dorsetshire, having travelled a distance of about 150
miles as the crow flies. Several other
competitors’ balloon labels were returned from
The annual parade was held on Sunday afternoon. The meeting
place was as usual at the
The procession, which was in the charge of Scoutmaster Simpson (Madeley) and marshalled by Messrs. J. W. Harrison, P. Price, W. Evans and T. Wright, consisted of the Jackfield prize silver band, under the conductorship of Bandmaster W. Ellis, Alderman (Broseley) representing the Borough of Wenlock Council. Iron-Bridge and Jackfield Fire Brigades under Capt. P. Davies, Jackfield 1st St. Mary’s Girl Guides and Brownies under Misses W. and E. Perkins and I. Fox, Madeley Boy Scouts under S.M. Simpson, members of The C. of E. Sunday school, Jackfield Boy Snouts under Smith, members of the various Friendly Societies, British Legion and others.
The service in the church was conducted by the rector (Rev. F. J. R. Mason), who also preached an excellent sermon appropriate to the occasion. At evensong a musical service was held, when suitable hymns were sung and the following rendered solos in an effective manner.
Master E. Harrison (Jackfield), Mr. A. Hewitt (Iron-Bridge), Mr. W. Wilkes (Iron-Bridge). Mr. Gerald Edge presided at the organ, and the choir was under the conductorship of Mr. W. Ellis. Good congregations attended each service, and the collections throughout the day amounted to £7 7s., which was devoted to hospital funds.
The arrangements for the parade, etc., were made and carried
out by the Jackfield Hospital Committee, of which Mr. Hayward Davis is
chairman, Mr. J. W. Harrison vice-chairman, Mr. W. 1’.
OUTING. — On Saturday the juvenile members of the “ Rose of
Sharon” Lodge. I.O. Oddfellows (Manchester Unity.) held their annual outing,
accompanied by a number of parents and friends, making a party of 60 in all.
Rhyl was the venue, and the journey was made by motor coaches. A short halt was
made at Wrexham, during the outward journey. The party was fortunate in having
fine weather and an enjoyable time was spent at Rhyl. The return journey was
FORESTERS’ O U T I N G. — The juveniles of the local branch
of the A.O. Foresters took their annual outing Saturday, when a party upwards
of 70 in number, consisting of juvenile and adult members and friends,
journeyed by motor coaches to Llangollen. The route taken was via
AN OPEN-AIR DANCE, organised by the Pheasant Hotel Flow Show
Committee, was held on July 14, on the lawn in the grounds of “
PARISH CHURCH.— The C. of E. Sunday school anniversary was
held on Sunday, when special services were held in the morning and evening. The
rector (Rev. C. S. Jackson) officiated at matins, and the special preacher at
evensong was the Rev. W. J. Havelock-Davidson (vicar of Bilston, Staffs.), who
preached an appropriate sermon. Previous to the commencement of each service,
the “Tower Octet” gave a few selections on the handbells. At each service
processional and recessional hymns were sung, the Sunday school scholars
joining in the procession. There was special singing by the girl scholars, who
had been trained by Miss Potts (superintendent), assisted by Mrs. A. H. Wase
and Miss Doris Wase. As an innovation, for the evening service the girl
scholars met at the Town Hall, and, dressed in white with white caps,
displaying their banner, and attended by the rector, their lady superintendent,
Mrs. Wase, and Miss Doris Wase, formed a procession which, headed by the
surpliced choirboys, with Mr. Gerald Oakley carrying the Cross, marched to the
Parish Church. About 40 members of the Mothers’
29th July 1933
(About 13 miles from Broseley and 3 from Much Wenlock),
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While riding his motor-cycle on Sunday evening on the Bridgnorth
The Wenlock Borough coroner (Mr. F. W. Derry) held an inquiry on Tuesday at the Town Hall into the circumstances causing the death, Mr. Stephen Jones being foreman of the jury.
Rex Kearn, brother of the deceased, gave evidence of identification, and said that he last saw his brother alive on Sunday evening at 8-30 at the Forester Arms, Broseley. Deceased told him he was going home, and it would not be long before he was back, as he had his motor-cycle with him. His brother generally enjoyed good health, had good eyesight, and was of temperate habits. He had ridden a motor-cycle for over ten years and had never been involved in a motor accident before.
Dr. J. G. Boon, house surgeon at the
David Minton, 1, Willey Furnace, Broseley, farm labourer,
said that while standing talking with a friend on the Broseley side of the
Wenlock road turning, deceased passed them on his motor-cycle, going in the
direction of Broseley, on his correct side of the road. He was travelling about
30 miles per hour, and appeared to have full control of his machine. They then
followed in the direction of
On the Side of the Road.
Richard Simmons, 40, Sycamore Road, Broseley Wood, engineer, said at about 9-5 p.m. he was driving his motor-car in the direction of Willey Park drive from the Forester Arms, and when about 50 to 60 yards from the cross-roads he saw deceased (whom he knew quite well) driving his motor-cycle from the direction of Bridgnorth to Broseley, on the new road. The front wheel of deceased’s cycle appeared to be locked, and the rear end of the machine came slightly to the right and appeared to run for yards on the rear wheel before the front wheel came down again. Before the machine passed out of his view, he thought deceased had righted the machine. When witness reached the cross-roads he saw the cycle lying on the left-hand side of the new road about 25 to 30 yards from the lodge gates. He left his car and found deceased lying on the highway on the right-hand side of the machine. He could see he was badly injured, and he took the deceased to the hospital.
Leonard Gregory Harris, 1,
P.C. Taylor (Jackfield) gave measurements, and submitted a plan, saying that from his observations he was of opinion that the machine got into a speed wobble.
Play on the Wheels.
Ernest W. Taylor, 4, Church Street, Broseley, motor and general engineer, stated that he found on the front wheel 1-sixteenth inch play measured on the rim of the wheel, the normal being 1-sixty-fourth of an inch. The condition of the rear wheel was practically the same. There were 18 of the 40 spokes loose in the rear wheel, while the front wheel spokes were all right. There was an excess of play and considerable looseness in the steering, this being evidenced by the ridges worn into the tyre. Witness considered these defects would make it difficult to correct a speed wobble even if the machine were travelling at a normal speed, and would also be a contributory cause of a speed wobble. Deceased also might have applied his brake rather vigorously in attempting to get out of a wobble, and this would be likely to move the brake shoe. In his opinion, the rider got in a speed wobble which he failed to correct and came off the machine.
The jury returned a verdict of “Accidental Death.” The coroner expressed sympathy with the widowed mother and relatives, with which expression the jury concurred.
The funeral took place on Thursday at
The high respect and esteem in which deceased was held was shown by the very large number of friends, residents, farmers and tradesmen who attended, and the little church was filled.
The bearers were Messrs. J. Greenhalgh, Albert Oliver, Fred Parr, E. Gainham, P. W. Parr, and Richard Simmons.
The family mourners, who met the procession at the church, were:—Rex and John Kearn (brothers), Mr. and Mrs. P. T. Baldwin (brother-in-law and sister); Mr. William Turner (uncle); Mr. C. F. Goodwin (brother-in-law); Mr. George Ford and Mr. W. Turner (cousins); Mr. L. Lloyd and Mr. J. Pretty.
Amongst the many friends present were:—Messrs. S. A. Powell, A. H. Norgrove, P. Roberts, W. Mear, A. Wilde,C. W. Dyas, B. Roberts, Stephen Jones, T. Marlow, C. J. and B. Chatham, A. James, W. Garbett, A. White T. Smith, D. Preen, W. Smith, J. Denstone, F. Oakley, T. H. Pottam, G. Lane, S. Downes, etc.
Beautiful wreaths were sent by the following: — Mother, Rex and Jack; Mr. and Mrs. Bright and family; Mr. and Mrs. Lewis, Dean Cottage; Mr. Oliver, Annie and Bert; Mrs. L. Bennett and Mr. and Mrs. Heaton; Ethel and Nancy Walker; Mrs. Mary Trevor; Mrs. Parr and family; Mr. and Mrs. Ashwood and Son; Mrs. Gough; Mary, “Strathorn,” Malvern; all at Lubimian, Trevern; sorrowing cousins; Mr. and. Mrs. Walker and boys; Mr. and Mrs. Humphries and all; Mr. and Mrs. Stephen Jones and family; Mrs. J. Morris and family; Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Pothan; Cyril and Geoffrey, Malvern Wells; Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Goodwin, Kidderminster; Ciss and Phillip; Mr. Hill and family; Broseley Congregational Concert Party; Mr. and Mrs. T. Downes and family; Mr. and Mrs. Bromfield and family; Mr. and Mrs. B. Norgrove; Mr. and Mrs. Greenhalgh and family; Mr. and Mrs. Burns and family; Mr. S. A. Powell and Mabel; Mr. George Dodd and family, Pound Lane; Mrs. T. H. Onions, George and family; Mr. and Mrs. G. Lane; all at Bank Farm; Mrs. Marlow, Ivy and Torn; Mrs. Sneyd and all at home; Mrs. T. Smith, Ida, Tom and Wilfred; all at Caughley Farm; Mr. Fred Powell; Mrs. P. W. Parr; Ethel, Arthur and Guy; Guy- Mr. and Mrs. Frank Corfield; all at “The Marsh”; from Mrs. Welsh; Gladys and Jenny Taylor; Archie White, The Folley; from Hilda and Nora; all at “The Hem”; Mr. and Mrs. Watkins and family; J. Langford; Dora and Charlie; Mr. and Mrs. J. Ashton and children; J. T. and Will Mear; Mr. and Mrs. Jones and family; Jack, Carl and Bert Chatham, Linley Farm; Mr. and Mrs. Everall and family; T. Garbett and family; Annie and Bert; Doris and Ken; Mr. and Mrs. Brittain. The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. T. Meredith and Sons, Broseley.
5th August 1933
LATE MR. G. ROPER.—The death occurred on July 29 of Mr.
George Roper, at his home, 4, Jubilee Cottage,
At a meeting of the District Council on Wednesday (Ald. J. Nicklin presiding), the town clerk, reporting on finance, stated that after cheques being drawn that day, the general district account would be in credit to the amount of £378 8s. 3d., and the water account in credit to the amount of £29 14s. 7d., as against e credit of £242 13s. 10d., and a debit of £18 17s. 7d., respectively, at the corresponding period last year.—The collector (Mr. Fenn), reported that he had collected £168 10s. 4d. of the current half-year’s water rate, and the gross outstandings were £130 8s. In comparison with last year the position was a little better.
Mr. C. Thomas, sanitary inspector, reported the district free from notifiable diseases. Under the Slum Clearance Act, 1930, he presented a report of the properties in the district recommended by the medical officer and himself for demolition, as being unfit for habitation, and not repair- able at a reasonable cost. The schedule involved 18 houses, and affected 95 persons.
The chairman considered a formidable programme, and such that they did not expect to receive.
After the matter had been discussed, a committee was formed to inspect and investigate the properties named, and it was arranged to visit the houses on Aug. 15.
The surveyor reported that the surface dressing to the road between the hair-pin bend and the free bridge had been finished, and the town clerk stated that he had received a reply from the County Council, that it had been recommended that a grant Of 331/3 per cent. of the cost, not exceeding £80, be made in respect of the work done there.
The water engineer reported that it had not been necessary to cut off the supply of water in the Broseley district during the past month, as the consumers had been more economical, and if it continued as at present, there would be no necessity [for curtailment.
Arising out of a question under the new Rent Restrictions Act, the town clerk stated that he anticipated much trouble would arise later, as it is not generally known by property-owners that in the case of dwelling-houses up to the rateable value of £13 (outside the metropolitan area), becoming decontrolled after the passing of the act, on July 18, 1933,, they should be registered with the Local Authority (on the prescribed form), within three months from that date; otherwise the owner, having failed to do so, the house would having deemed to be still controlled, and late applications for registration would only be granted through the County Court,
The members of the newly-formed local branch of the Legion, now upwards of 40 strong, are fortunate in being the proud, early possessors of a Legion standard. This was made possible by the kindness and interest of the local tile manufacturers, who, through the instrumentality of Capt. E. D. Collins (Broseley), provided the money for the purchase of the standard.
The ceremony of the presentation and dedication took place
on Sunday afternoon, which was favoured with glorious weather. Loyal support was
given by upwards of 300 Legionaires from various parts of the county, who assembled
and lined up on the
At the Jackfield end of the
At the Calcutts house the suripliced choir and cross-bearer
met the procession and led it to the
After the service the parade moved off to the Parish War Memorial (Foot Bridge), En route, there was a march past, where, at the saluting base on Severn Terrace, in the absence of Major-General H. D. O. Ward, Linley Hall, the salute was taken by Col. J. Baldwin-Webb, who was supported by the Mayor of Wenlock, the officiating clergy, Mr. H. Davis and Mr. T. Hayward and the county officials.
The respective branches then marched to Messrs. Maw and Co’s mess-room, where tea was provided and served by local ladies.
12th August 1933
At Benthall Hall, Broseley, on Wednesday, Messrs Hall,
Wateridge and Owen Ltd., were engaged in conducting the sale of the surplus
antique, and modern furnishings for the executors of the late Mrs. Elizabeth
Sladen. The catalogue comprised nearly 400 lots, and some interesting books
came under the hammer, including “The Tour of Rhine and Seine” two volumes,
which realised £30, and a lot of scrap books, including loose prints sold at
£30. Also included in the catalogue were some well-executed oil paintings, a “Dutch
Shipping Scene” Vendervelde; realising £16, and two others being sold at £14. A
pair of silkwork pictures made £3 15s. Other prices included 8 mahogany single
chairs £8, mahogany library table £5 5s.
A DANCE, organised by the committee of the Cricket Club, was held on Aug. 4, in the grounds of “The Lawns,” lent by Mr. E. H. H. Shorting, which was attended by a fair company. The duties of M.C. were carried out by Mr. Albert Wase, and the ladies’ catering committee undertook the refreshment arrangements. The proceeds were for the club’s fund.
S.S. FIELD DAY.- On Aug. 4 the annual Field Day in
connection with the
BAND CONCERT.—On Sunday evening the Jackfield Prize Silver
Band, under the conductorship of Bandmaster W. Ellis, gave an open-air concert
in the grounds of “
A PRETTY WEDDING took place on Bank Holiday Monday, the Rev.
C. S. Jackson (rector), officiating, at the Parish Church, of Miss Selina May
Evans, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Evans, of Duke Street, Broseley, and
Mr. Abraham Fielding, elder son of the late Mr. Fielding, of
CONGREGATIONAL S.S.—The annual summer outing as held
Tuesday, When the scholars, teachers, parents and, friends, numbering about 50,
journeyed by train from Iron-Bridge to
THE MARRIAGE was solemnised at
PRESENTATION took place on Saturday in the pavilion on the
Cricket ground, during the tea inter when Miss Lena Evans, of
LATE MRS. J. J. GARBETT
The death occurred on Saturday of Mrs. Elizabeth Garbett,
widow of the late Mr. James J. Garbett, at her home,
The funeral took place on Wednesday at the
The family mourners were:— Messrs. A. J. A. E. and W. J.
Garbett (sons), Messrs J. Broughall and W. Broughall (brothers), Mr. Robertson
(brother-in-law), and. Mr. Aston (cousin). Amongst those who attended the
funeral were:- Capt. E. D. Collins, Messrs. W. Instone, W. Street, W.
Beautiful floral tribute’s were sent by the following —The family; John and Poll; Will and Jane; Mrs. A. J. Earl; Mrs. Gallier and Doris; Doll and Nell; Members of Mothers’ Union; Mr. and Mrs. Everall and Teddy; Mrs. T. Smith and family; Mr. and Mrs. J. Seabury and family; Mr. Bowe, Gertie and Gladys; all at 22 and 24, Church Street; all at Dovaston; Mrs. Prestage; Mr. T. Francis and Myra; Mrs Hurdley and family; R. A. Instone and’ Son; Mr. and the Misses Instone (69, High Street); Mr. and Mrs T. Meredith and faintly; Mr. and Mrs E. D. Collins; Mr. and Mrs. J. Edwards: Mrs. T. Hill and family; Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Instone.
19th August 1933
ROVER CAMP.—The Rover Crew commenced their annual holiday
CRUSADERS’ CAMP.—The members of the Broseley Methodist;
Crusaders’ Club held their annual; summer camp from Aug. 5 to 12, at Aberystwyth.
Mrs. F. C. Howells (Field House) is president of the club. The party, numbering
about 25, included the Broseley Rover Scouts, who, with the exception off two,
are members of the club. They travelled by motor coach, and some of the Rovers
made the journey by cycles. Mr. Harry Ball conveyed the camp equipment free of
charge by lorry. The girl members stayed in rooms, the boys camping in
BAND CONCERT. — On Sunday evening the Coalbrookdale Silver Band, under the conductorship of Mr. Fred Aston, gave an excellent concert, in aid of the Hospitals’ Fund, in the grounds of the Social Club (Bank House), by permission of the club sports committee. The arrangements were made by the members of the United Friendly Societies’ Hospital Committee, who were in charge. A large company attended, and a collection was taken for the hospital funds.
LATE MRS. T. J. GARBETT.—As a tribute of respect to the late Mrs. Garbett; the Parish Church bell-ringers rang half-muffled peals on the bells at the morning and evening services on Sunday. Two sons of the bereaved family are members of the band.
THE FUNERAL of Mrs. Frances Hammond, of Jockey Bank,
Iron-Bridge, who died suddenly on Saturday, at the age of 74, took place at
LATE MISS R. M. ASTON. — The death of Miss Rebecca Morgan
Aston, eldest daughter of Mr. and Thomas Aston, of Hockley Bank, occurred on
Saturday at the age of 33 years, after an illness of about two months, the last
four weeks of which she had been confined to her bed. Deceased had been in the
service Mr. Downes, of “Fernleigh,” High Street, for 15 years, and was a highly
respected and faithful servant. She was one of the oldest members of the local
branch of the G.F.S. and held the position of chairman tin of her death, and
she was the possessor G.F.S. 14 years “star.” From a child she had attended the
C. of E. Sunday School, and was a member of the King’s Messengers, the Broseley
Amateur Dramatic Society since its formation, and. the Congregational church concert
party. The funeral took place on Tuesday at the
Tuesday, before the Mayor (Mr. E. S. Owen),
Mr. John George of
LATE MISS G. COLLEY.—The death occurred at a Liverpool
hospital on Aug. 9, of Miss Gertrude Colley, daughter of Mrs. Colley and the
late Mr. Walter Colley, of Jackfield. The funeral took place at
BAND CONCERT.—The Jackfield Prize Silver Band gave an open-air concert on Sunday evening, in the grounds of Rock House, by permission of Mr. E. J. Exley, J.P. An excellent programme of music, consisting of marches, selections, etc., was given, under the direction of Bandmaster W. Ellis. There was a fair company present and a collection was taken for the band’s fund.
26th August 1933
THE FUNERAL took place on Tuesday of Mr. William Wilde, late
of Marsh Cottages, Much Wenlock, aged 81, at
PRESENTATION.—A pleasing little ceremony took place on Saturday at the Lodge Room, Pheasant Hotel, of the I.O.O.F., “Rose of Sharon” Lodge when Mr. Abraham Fielding, was presented with a pair of pictures on the occasion of his marriage. Mr. Whitmore made the presentation on behalf of the members of the Management. committee. Mr Fielding is at present the Noble Grand of the Lodge.
A DANCE, in aid of the hospitals, was held on Aug. 18 on the lawn in the grounds of the Social Club lent for the occasion by the Social Club committee to the Broseley United Friendly Societies’ Hospital„ Committee. Mr. R. Hood acted as. M.C. and members of the hospitals committee took charge for the evening,
C. OF E. SUNDAY SCHOOL CAMP. —The annual camp took place
from August 12 to 19, the selected place being Laxey, Isle of Man. The party numbering
68, entrained from Coalport on the Friday evening previous, and crossed over by
night boat from Fleetwood. Saturday was taken up by camp erection, etc. The
annual camp service was held on the Sunday at the
FLOWER AND VEGETABLE SHOW:
The Social Club (Bank House) held their annual show on Friday and Saturday last week, this first show of the season in the district. The entries were confined to members only and included exhibits from 27 competitors. The quality of the produce was well up to standard, while the display of flowers, considering the season, was excellent. These were well staged in the large upper room of the club premises.
The judges were Mr. E. H. H. Shorting (The Lawns_) and Mr. Geo. Thomas (gardener at Benthall Hall), whilst Dr Boon acted as judges’ steward.
For the first time since, the inception of the show a silver cup, presented by Col. J. Baldwin-Webb, M.P. was put up for competition for the member securing the highest number of points in the show and this was won by Mr. W. Roberts (Chapel Terrace), who gained 42 Points.
Dr. Boon (chairman of the club) performed the opening ceremony and a large number of people paid a visit to the. Show.
Col. Baldwin-Webb attended on the opening day and presented the cup to the winner. He was accorded a vote of thanks on the proposition of Mr. F. S. Francis (a member of the club committee).
In connection with the show a dance was held on Saturday in the grounds of the club, for which Mr R. Hood undertook the, duties of M.C.
On Sunday evening Jackfield prize silver band attended and played selections under the direction of Bandmaster W. Ellis, on the lawn which attracted a large gathering.
2nd September 1933
THE WEDDING, took place on Saturday at the
9th September 1933
THE PLAZA (Iron-Bridge). —”Yes, Mr. Brown,” is laughable entertainment. Jack Buchanan sings, dances, and fumes his way through the funny situations, being very ably assisted by Elsie Randolph, who has been his stage partner on many occasions. Hartley Power’s conception of the important Mr. Brown is good, and Margot Grahame is the fascinating film wife of Jack. “Viennese Nights”, a really good technicolour picture, is to be seen for the last three days.
BURIAL BOARD.—The quarterly meeting was held on Wednesday in the Board Room at the Town Hall, Ald. J. Nicklin (vice-chairman), presiding.— The clerk (Mr. F. W. Derry), presented a statement of the accounts, which showed, after cheques being drawn that day, a debit balance of £21 12s. 2d. He explained that in this amount was a cheque which had been drawn to meet the expenditure of the superintendent for the current quarter, which meant that the actual debit balance was £1 12s. 2d.—Mr. S. Francis (superintendent), as instructed at the last meeting, gave a report of the number of grave spaces now available, and; on an average of the burials for several years past, it was calculated that the ground would last about another seven years. Mr. James Davies considered it advisable to get an option on the piece of land adjoining the Cemetery without further delay, in readiness for when the question of enlarging the cemetery would have to be seriously considered. The clerk was instructed to write the agents in the matter.
SLUM CLEARANCE PROPOSALS
A meeting of the District. Council was held on Wednesday in the Town Hall, Ald. J. Nicklin presiding.
The town clerk, reporting on finance, stated that the general district account was in credit to the sum of £351 18s. 9d., and the water account also showed a credit balance of £28 6s. 1d. In the corresponding period last year the accounts showed a credit of £111 11.s., and a debit of £34 3s. 11d., respectively, and the meeting considered the position very satisfactory. An amount of £62 19s. 11d. had been paid into the water account during the past month, and the collector (Mr. A. G. Fenn), reported that he had collected a total of £181 19s. of the current half- year’s water rate, leaving outstanding £116 195. 4d. gross.
An application for a grant under the Rural Workers’ Act, received from an owner in connection with additions to a cottage in Jackfield, was granted on condition that the addition of a larder was included in the alterations.
The surveyor (Mr. F. Richards), was instructed to make a further inspection of the groyne in the River Severn at Jackfield while the water is at such a low level, and, if necessary, to strengthen further the foundation while there is such an unusual opportunity of doing so.
Mr. H. Davis mentioned the state of the roads on Legge’s Hill and Quarry Road, and the surveyor said he would arrange to give these roads attention in the autumn.—Mr. Davis’ also mentioned that he had received a letter with 67 signatures, asking for a lamp to be fixed near the Coalford Methodist Chapel, Jackfield, and the surveyor was asked to inspect the position, ‘and’ -report on the matter.
The Water engineer (Mr. Callear), reported that so far it had not been necessary again to cut off the water supply in the district, but it had been a big job to keep everything going, and he hoped that consumers would continue to economise as much as possible.—The chairman said that the water engineer and his staff had done excellent service during the drought, and he complimented them thereon.
The question of the Housing (Slum Clearance) Act, 1930, which was deferred from the last meeting, to enable the committee to visit the properties condemned, was further discussed, and the chairman reported the result of their inspection. — Dr. Gepp, medical office, who was present at the discussion, gave valuable assistance in an advisory capacity, which enabled the Meeting to arrive at a decision. The schedule of the properties condemned was carefully considered, and it was decided to adopt the scheme, and to include in the report called for by the Ministry, nine out of the list of condemned properties, the others being deferred for the present’ for further consideration.
PHEASANT` HOTEL SHOW
The fifteenth annual flower, fruit and vegetable show was held from Saturday to Monday at the Pheasant Hotel, the proceeds of which, as in all previous years, will be handed over to the local United Friendly Societies’ Hospital Fund. The show is composed of an open class, and a cottagers’ class, confined to the parishes adjoining Broseley, and a silver challenge cup is put up for competition in each section, these having to be won three years in succession before becoming the property of the exhibitors. The Society gives the cup for the open classes, and one for the Cottagers’ classes is known as the Col. Baldwin-Webb Challenge Cup, it having been presented to the Society by Col. J. Baldwin-Webb, M.P., two years ago. Last year the Society’s cup was won outright by Mr. P. Hulse, of Eaton Constantine, and a new cup has had to be provided for the show this year. In order to Obtain the money to purchase this, the committee, and especially the ladies’ committee, have worked untiringly during the last twelve months in organising whist drives, dances, etc. The competitor this year to win this cup is Mr. William Roberts, of Chapel Terrace, Broseley, an enthusiastic amateur gardener, and it is the first time in the history of the show that a cottager competitor has won the open cup. The same competitor has also, for the third year in succession, won the cottagers cup, which has now become his solo property, he having gained 42 points.
The judges were Mr. E. H. H. Shorting (Broseley) and Mr. W. H. Smith (Coalbrookdale), head gardener to Mrs. Cope Darby, for the open classes; and Mr. G. Thomas (gardener at Benthall Hall), and Mr. Ernest Humphries (Broseley Wood) for the cottagers’ classes.
There was a good company present at the opening of the show, the ceremony being performed by Col. Baldwin-Webb, supported by his sister, Miss Webb, who were introduced to the large assembly by Mr, John Boden (hon. secretary of the Society). A vote of thanks was accorded them on the proposition of Mr. Wilfred Garbett (chairman of the committee). The Coalbrookdale Silver Band was in attendance and under the direction of Bandmaster Fred Aston, played selections and also gave an open-air concert in The Square on Sunday evening.
Special prizes were awarded to toe runners-up as
follows:—Open section; W. Instone (Woodlands Farm); 2, W. Roberts (Llandudno).
Cottagers’ section: 1, B. Bradeley (
At the close of the show on Monday evening the cups and prizes were presented by the chairman (Mr. Wilfred Garbett) to the successful competitors, following which there, was a sale by auction of the produce, which had been given back to the show for the benefit of the Fund. Afterwards a dance held in the hotel clubroom, Mr. W. R. Sumner acting as M.C.
Since the formation of the show in the year 1919, the Society has handed over a total sum of £265 4s. 5d. up to last year, for distribution amongst the local hospitals and charitable institutions.
The arrangements were carried out by a strong committee, of which Mr. Wilfred Garbett is Chairman, Mr. T. E. Meredith vice-chairman, and Mr. J. Boden proved a most energetic secretary and treasurer.
SANITARY COMMITTEE.—Ald. W. Bishop presided at the monthly
meeting of Barrow Sanitary Committee, held on Monday at Much Wenlock.— The
surveyor reported that he had received complaints as to the condition of the
Posenhall road, between Marsh Cottages and Benthall Bank. He said it would cost
£250 to give the road a surface dressing of tar.—It was decided to give the
matter consideration at the commencement of the next financial year.-Wellington
Rural Council wrote that they had under consideration a scheme to supply water
to New Works and neighbouring villages by pumping from the Wellington Urban
Council’s supply to a supply tank on high ground at Little Wenlock, and then to
feed the district by gravitation. - The Deputy Mayor (Mr. O. D. Murphy) said
that if it was possible to get a scheme like that to Little Wenlock they would
see a great increase In rateable value there.—The clerk said that such a scheme
would reduce the demands of
16th September 1933
BOAT INN FLOWER SHOW
The tenth annual flower, fruit and vegetable show was held from Saturday to Monday in a large marquee erected on a piece of land adjacent to the inn. The entries, as usual were open to cottagers within three miles of the Boat Inn; also there was a members section for potatoes grown from seed selected and provided by the society. There was keen competition throughout, and the quality of the exhibits was well up to standard. The proceeds of the show are devoted to the county and local hospitals and institutions.
Mr. Hayward Davis (Broseley) is president of the society, and the arrangements were ably carried out by a good committee of which Mr. T. Pritchard is chairman, Mr. J. Morgan vice-chairman Mr. E. E. Hodge hon. treasurer, and W. Johnson secretary. The judges were Mr. G. Thomas (gardener at Benthall Hall), and Mr. Ernest Humphries (Broseley Wood).
The Jackfield Prize Silver Band was in attendance, and under the direction of Bandmaster W. Ellis, played selections at the opening and during the evening, also on Sunday evening.
The opening ceremony, at which there was a large gathering,
was performed by
During the evening displays were given by the members of the Jackfield School of Physical Culture, which proved a great attraction, and their exhibition reflected great credit on their training.
The silver challenge cup given by the society (to be held for one year), together, with a gold medal, for the exhibitor gaining the most points in the open classes was won by Mr. J. Newbrook (Madeley), who secured 53 points, and Mr. Leslie White (The Folley, Broseley), as runner up with 13 points, was awarded a silver gold, centred medal. The Baldwin-Webb challenge cup in the members section, also a silver gold-centred medal, were jointly won by P. Mason (Iron-Bridge) and Mr. H. Thomas (Fish house, Broseley), each gaining points, and it was mutually agreed between them for Mason to hold the cup for the year, and Mr. H. Thomas to have the medal.
Many of: the exhibits were given back to the show committee to be sold for the benefit of the fund and these were auctioned on Monday evening by Mr: S. W. Harrison following which the cups and prizes were distributed.
The following were the awards:-
Open.—Kidney potatoes (quality): A. Farlow. Round potatoes (quality): J. Newbrook. Parsnips: L. White. Onions: J. Newbrook. Carrots: L. White. Eschalots (white): J. Newbrook. Eschalots (red): J. Newbrook. Runner beans: J. Newbrook. Cauliflower: J Newhbrook. J. Boden. Collection of vegetables (9 varieties): J. Newbrook. Sweet peas: H. A. Bowen, Roses: J. Morgan. Gladioli: Mr. S. Morgan. Asters (any Variety): J. Newbrook. Asters (blue): J. Newbrook. Collection of cut flowers: J. Newbrook. White chrysanthemums: J. Newbrook. Cactus dahlias: J. Newbrook. Vegetable marrows: A. White cabbage: J. Newbrook. Beet (long): J. Newbrook. Beet (round): J. Boden. Apples (cooking): J. Newbrook. Apples (dessert): J. Newbrook. Members.- Potatoes (quality): H. Thomas. Potatoes (weight): P. Preece. Potatoes (seed): R. Beddow.
LATE MR. W. H. SMITH
One of the oldest and best-known residents in the parish passed away on Saturday evening at his home, in his 85th year, in the person of Mr. William Henry Smith, senior director of the firm of W. H. Smith (Jackfield), Ltd., engineers and iron-founders, Calcutts Foundry, Jackfield, after an illness lasting about three months.
Deceased was highly respected in the district, and had enjoyed perfect health throughout his life up to the time of his illness. Mr Smith was born at Coalport in the year 1848 and after leaving school he served seven years’ apprenticeship with Messrs. Edge and Sons, engineers of Coalport Works, Madeley; following this he spent several years in Manchester and London, and in 1876 returned to Jackfield, and took over the engineering business known as the Calcutts Foundry, in which business he remained until his death. In November last year the business was formed into a limited company. His skill as an engineer was widely recognised and his advice was widely sought and relied upon in many quarters. In local work no job was too large or too small for him to undertake.
He took a very active part in all social work in the parish, and the whole heated manner in which he helped in any scheme for the good of the parish will long be remembered. The Jackfield Prize Silver Band owes its origin to his efforts. He was a staunch member of the Church of England. As a boy he sang in the choir at the opening of the St Mary’s (Parish) Church, and was also one of the first candidates for confirmation in the present building, and later was churchwarden for a very many years, and held office during the incumbency of five rectors. He was one of the foundation managers of the C. of E. Day Schools, which position he had held for many years up to the time of his death. He is survived by a widow, five sons and six daughters.
The funeral took place on Wednesday afternoon. The coffin
was borne from the house by his five sons and one grandson, and escorted by
several members of the I.O.O.F. (Madeley branch, of which he was the oldest member), to the
Parish Church, where a service, which was fully choral, was conducted by the Rev.
J. W. Isherwood (vicar of Much Wenlock, and Rural Dean), and F. J. R. Mason
(rector of Jackfield). As the cortege entered the church it was met by the
surpliced choir, and the deputy organist (Miss Ethel Perkins), played “O rest
in the Lord.” The hymns, “Jesu, Lover of my soul,” and “Abide with me,” and the
Psalm “The Lord is my Shepherd,” were sung during the Service. On leaving the
church the choir sang the “Nunc Dimittis” as a recessional, and the organist
played “I know that my Redeemer liveth.” The procession, headed by the choir,
then proceeded to the
The family mourners were:—The widow, Charles, Edwin, Albert, Stanley and Phillip (sons), Annie, Flo, Agnes, Bee, Bernice and Gerty (daughters), Mesdames C. Smith, E. Smith, A. Smith and S. Smith (daughters-in-law), Mr. Sidney Williams (son-in-law), and five grandsons and three granddaughters, Miss G. G. Morgan (Birmingham), Mrs. A. Ball (niece), Mr. W. Smith (nephew), Mrs. H. Woodward, Leamington (sister-in-law), Mr. and Mrs. E. Lloyd, Madeley (brother-in-law and sister-in-law).
At the graveside the concluding prayers were read by the Rev. J Isherwood, and the committal sentences by the rector, the Oddfellows being read by Mr. Skitt (Madeley), who is now oldest member of the society. The service was closed with the singing of the hymn “O God, our Help, in ages past.”
Amongst those present were:—Mr. Biddle (director of W. H. Smith (Jackfield), Ltd.), Messrs. John Hearn and Sidney Williams (church wardens); Mr. J. Nicklin and Mr. E J. Exley (representing Maw Co., Ltd.), Mr. A. J. Garbett (representing Craven, Dunnill and Co., Ltd:)., Mr A. A. Exley (representing Win. Exley and Sons), Mr. T. J. Hearn (re presenting the Prestage and Broseley Tileries Co., Ltd.), Mr. T. Jones (representing C. R. Jones and Sons, Ltd.); Mr. C. Hewitt (representing John Doughty and Son (1931), Ltd.), Mr: James Clay, Wellington (representing the Wrekin Foundry Co., Ltd..), Mr. Eric Lloyd, (representing the- Capacity Engineering Co.), Mr. F. J. Brookes, headmaster (representing the staff and scholars of the C. of E. Schools). Mr. W. E: Price (representing the school managers), Mr: R. Install, Iron-Bridge (representing the G.W. Railway Co.),, the employees of Messrs. W.. H. Smith (Jackfield), Ltd., Mr. R. Watling, Mr. T. C. Gibbs, Mr. William: Davis, Mr. A. B: Jones, Mr. J. W. Harrison, Messrs. G. Stewart and G. Britton (representing the Jackfield Band), Mr., E. C. S. White, Mr. F. S. Francis, Mr. J. W. Siminonds (Madeley), and Mr. Stanley Dories (Longville).
Beautiful floral tributes were sent by the following:—In loving memory of dear dad, from Mother, Flo, Bee, Bernice, Gert and Phil; In loving memory, from Charlie, Alice and Will; In loving memory, from Annie, Basil and Doreen; In loving memory from Ted, Bess, Don and Margaret; A token of love from Albert, Florrie and family; With fondest love and remembrance from Agnes, Sidney and Madge; In loving memory, from Charlie, Joey and Charisie, Bridgnorth; With deep regret Milly and Malcolm; With loving sympathy, Joan and Bob. In loving memory of Grandad, Rosemary and Pam; In proud and loving memory, Uncle Ern, Aunt Lizzie and family and Aunt Polly, Leamington; Love and sympathy, Jack; Loving sympathy, J. and R. Thomas, Ancotts Rectory; With deepest sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. Huxley and Hilda; With deepest. Sympathy, Gwen and her sisters; Deepest sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. I. Biddle; Much sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. Price and Mrs. Bromwich;With love and deepest sympathy, Rose and Marjorie; Kind remembrance, Mrs. G. Williams; In deepest sympathy, Miss E. Oates; With deepest sympathy, A. Pearson; Deep sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. Gibbs and family; With deepest sympathy, Mr. and Mrs.. H. Bowen; With deepest sympathy Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Hughes; In affectionate remembrance; Mr. and Mrs. H. Gittins and family; A tribute of sympathy, Mr. and Mrs. John Hearn; With deepest sympathy, Mr. and Mrs T. J. Hearn and family; In affectionate remembrance, from Mr. A. Venn and children; A sincere token of respect from teachers and scholars of Jackfield Band; Deepest sympathy from C. R. Jones and Sons, Ltd; Deepest sympathy from the Capacity Engineering Co. Ltd; In deep sympathy, the Prestage and Broseley Tileries Co. Ltd
23rd September 1933
OLD BAPTIST CHAPEL Anniversary services were held on Sunday, in the afternoon and evening, at which the special preacher was the Rev. T. L. Bowen (Pontesbury). Appropriate hymns were sung and. Mr. R. Burns presided at the organ. Collections were taken at each service for chapel funds.
SUNFLOWER DAY.—The result of the street collections, held on Sept. 8 and 9, in aid of the Waifs’ and Strays’ Institution, amounted to £4 6s., which amount has been forwarded to the headquarters by the organiser, Mrs.. A. O. Crawford, of “Deysbrook,” Broseley, and duly acknowledged with grateful thanks.
FOOTBALL DANCE.—A whist drive and dance were held in the
Town Hall on Wednesday, in aid of the
funds of the newly-formed “Elephant and Castle” Football Club. Mr. T.
Goodall undertook the duties of M.C. for
the whist, and the prizewinners were:-1, Mrs. L. Gallier (The Folley);
2, Mrs. A. E. Walker (
On Monday a “social”, organised by the managers of the C. of England Day, Schools, was held in the Town Hall, and the parents of the scholars of the boys’ department received an invitation to attend to welcome the newly-appointed headmaster, Mr. A. Wilkinson, formerly of Brampton Bryan Schools, Herefordshire, large company was present.
The musical part of the programme was contributed by Mr. F.
S. Francis (tenor) and
Mr. E. H. H. Shorting (one of the school managers), on behalf of the managers,
then extended a hearty welcome to Mr. and Mrs. Wilkinson and Mr. Brooks, and
said that many good athletes had been “turned out” from the Broseley Boys’
School in the past, and he would like to
see some really good scholars “turned
Mr. Wilkinson, in reply, thanked the managers for their words of welcome and for making it possible for him to meet the parents under such pleasant circumstances. He then outlined the programme upon which he intended to work.
Mr. F. S. Francis (school attendance officer) associated himself with the welcome, and said that he would give Mr. Wilkinson all the support he could.
A very pleasant evening concluded with the singing of the National Anthem.
The 38th annual church parade of the Broseley and District United Friendly Societies was held on Sunday. The event was favoured with beautiful weather, and attracted a large number of people.
The meeting place was at the Broseley Wood end of King Street, where an imposing procession was formed, comprising the Jackfield Prize Silver Band, under the conductorship of Bandmaster W. Ellis, and the Coalbrookdale Silver Band, conducted by Deputy Bandmaster G. Jones; about 50 members of the Broseley branch of the Legion, under the command of Capt. C. Potts, with standard-bearer C. Davis; Broseley Rover Crew, under Mr. Norman Goodwin; Madeley Rovers and Scouts under G.S.M. N. D. Simpson; Iron-Bridge Scouts and Cubs, under A.S.M. G. O. Ellis; members of Broseley, Iron-Bridge and Coalbrookdale Fire Brigades, under Capt. P. Davies; juvenile and adult members of the Order of Foresters, Order of Oddfellows, and other societies; members of Broseley (O. D. Murphy), including two members of Naval Lodges, Iron-Bridge (“Sir Wm. Timms”), and Madeley (“Lord Forester”) lodges of R.A.O.B.
Headed by the Jackfield Band, they marched via
The service at the church was conducted by the rector, and the Rev. Dr. Erskine Hill gave an interesting address appropriate to the occasion, to a crowded congregation. The choir was present, under the conductorship of Mr. W. E. Davis, and special hymns were sung, with Miss Hilda Watkis at the organ. The service concluded with the National Anthem, followed by the recessional hymn, “Onward, Christian Soldiers.” The procession then re-formed, and, headed by the Coalbrookdale Band, marched back to the Town Hall for dismissal. The offertory amounted to £7 18s., being about £4 less than last year’s. The street collection (taken under special permit), amounted to £9 6s. 2½d., being £1 12s 3d. in excess of last year’s. The licensed houses’ boxes totalled £5 8s. 2d., an increase of £2 on last year’s. These amounts, together with £6 11s. 9d., the result of concerts, dances; etc., previously held, make a total sum of £29 4s. 1½d. received this year up-to-date, while other contributions from various sources have yet to come in to the fund.
30th September 1933
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. —Harvest festival services were held on Sunday. The morning service was conducted by Mr. J. Pumford (Jackfield), and in the evening the pastor (Rev. J. S. Bond) presided Special harvest hymns were sung and Miss Ethel Owen presided at the organ. On Monday the produce was disposed of in the Schoolroom, Mr William Denstone being the sales man. The total proceeds amounted to £4 11s., which will be devoted to church funds.
The third of a series of shows organised by the Broseley Wood Children’s Christmas Entertainment Committee was held on Saturday in the Club Room at the King’s Head Hotel The exhibits were of excellent quality, and were shown to advantage by the good staging. The show was opened by Mr. J. A. Madeley (hon secretary), supported by Mr. J. Plant (vice-chairman of the committee). Mr Ernest Humphries (Broseley Wood) undertook the judging, and the awards were as follows.
Potatoes (round): 1, E. Beddow (
There were competitions for a lady’s umbrella (given by Mr. H. T. Southorn), and a large marrow, (given by Mr. H. A. Bowen).
On Monday evening there was a sale of the produce that had been given back to the show.
Tuesday, before the Mayor (Mr. E. S. Owen), Col. Sir Charles Yate, and Messrs. J. Nicklin, E. J. Exley, James Davies and J. S. Barker.
Frank Hulse Whitehead, of 57, Church Street., Broseley, coal
merchant, was charged with failing to pay contributions under the National
Insurance Act, 1924, on June 21, and with failing to return an insurance card
to an employee on Jan. 1 and July 2, 1933.—Defendant pleaded not guilty, and
said the workman was not employed by him.—Mr. O. R. Owen (
Albert James Thomas, 7,
John Crondace, 7, Legges Alley, Broseley, was charged by his wife, Alice Crondace, Crews Park, Broseley, with failing to provide reasonable maintenance for herself and his child, aged 8 years 9 months.—Mr. H. H. Lanyon (Wellington) appeared for the defendant.—Mrs. Crondace stated that following a. quarrel on Sept. 8 with her husband, which caused him to go to his mother’s house, she received 12s. per week from him— She would be satisfied if he would pay the rent and for some coal, in addition to the 12s.—Defendant, who is on the Labour Exchange, said that the 12s. he was paying his wife was the portion he received from the exchange for his wife and child_—After hearing Mr. Lanyon’s explanation of the circumstances, the Bench ordered the defendant to keep on with the payment of 12s. per week as long as he was on the exchange.
7th October 1933
POLICE COURT REPORT.— In our report last week of a case at Broseley Police Court, Mr. F. C. Edwards, who was one of the defendants in a day-time trespassing case, was described as a postman. We are informed that this is incorrect, Mr, Edwards’s occupation not being that of a postman.
FOR THE HOSPITALS.—The proceeds of a dance, held at the Forester Room on Sept. 27, amounting to a little over £5, have been generously given to the Broseley United Friendly Societies’ Hospital Fund by Mrs. T. Smith, through whose efforts the dance was arranged.
BROSELEY UNEMPLOYED. — A meeting was held in the Town Flail on Monday to discuss the ways and means of doing something during the winter months to assist the unemployed. The Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector) presided. After a lengthy discussion, it was decided to form an Association, and the following officers were elected: Chairman, Rev. C. S. Jackson; secretary, Mr. T. Goodall, with a strong representative committee from various parts of the town. It was stated that the problem as it appears at the present time does not concern so much the youth of the district (they being mostly in employment), but the ex-Servicemen.
A CONCERT, organised by the Broseley United Friendly Societies’ Hospital Committee in aid of their funds, was held in the Town Hall on Monday evening. The Jackfield Amateur Dramatic Society, under the title of “The Cheerful Chirpers”, sustained the whole of the programme under the direction of the Rev. F. J. R. Mason (rector of Jackfield), which consisted of choruses, concerted numbers, etc., including solos by Miss Madge Williams, Mr. Vincent Davis and Mr. Fred Cross, also original dramatic and comic sketches entitled “Quits” and “Soup.” Mrs. Clay (Jackfield), ad Mr. Denis Williams (Broseley) provided the pianoforte accompaniments. At the close the Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector of Broseley), on behalf of the Hospital Committee, accorded a vote of thanks to the performers.
Wednesday, Ald A. A. Exley (deputy chairman) presiding.
The Town Clerk (Mr. F. W. Derry), reporting on finance, stated that the October precept of £159 15s. had been paid into the general district account, which made a credit balance of £519 2s. 6d., and cheques being drawn that day to the amount of £115 15s. 8d., would reduce the credit to £403 6s. 10d., as against a credit balance of £118 9s. 10d, at the corresponding period last year. He stated that £96 14s. 1d. had been paid into the water account by the collectors during the past month, and after deducting cheques to the amount of £5 5s, being drawn that day, the account would show a credit balance of £111 4s. 2d., as against a debit balance of £114 2s. 11d, last year.
The collector (Mr. O. G. Fenn) stated that he had collected £26 of the last half year’s water-rate, and that the net outstandings were £27 3s. 1d,
The clerk reported that he had sent statutory notices, as required under the Slum Clearance Act, to the owners of the properties scheduled for demolition, and the meeting that day was fixed as the data to bear any appeals.—The only appellant to appear was a joint owner of property at Barnett’s Leasow Jackfield, and the clerk fully explained the order and the necessary course to be taken to enable the committee to consider the withdrawal of the property from the list. It was arranged for the owners to meet the sanitary inspector at the property and to obtain from him a specification of the repairs required to put the houses into a satisfactory sanitary condition, and the owners after obtaining an estimate of the cost to report to the authority as to whether they would give an undertaking to carry out the repairs.
Mr. C. Thomas, sanitary inspector, re. Ported the district to be free from notifiable diseases.
The surveyor (Mr. P Richards) gave particulars of his expenditure for the past month amounting to £29 14s. 11d. He reported that he had carried out further repairs to the base of the groyne in the River Severn at Jackfield by means of a boat. He reported that the estimate for the street lighting for the winter was £51, as against £49 last year. He also gave an estimate of the cost of the extension of the drain in the Bridgnorth Road to joined up with a proposed new bungalow, the total cost of which would be £37.—The clerk Pointed out that in addition they would have to face the cost of an extension of the water main.—The inspector was instructed to interview the architect and find out to what extent his client would help to meet the cost.
The surveyor reported that the cost of repairs to the paths and yards at the New Road Council houses would be £60 to £70.— The meeting could not see its way to do the lot at once, and the surveyor was instructed to tar-macadam paths at two of the parlour-type houses and the yards of four parlour-type houses, also to ash the paths of eight of the other houses.
The water engineer (Mr. Callear) gave particulars or the repairs, extensions and new services carried out. He was instructed to prepare an estimate of the coat of an extension of the main from the Foresters’ Arms to the Folley Farm to bring in other cottages in the locality, and as to the revenue it would bring.
BOAT INN FLOWER SHOW.—A delightful evening was spent at headquarters on Monday, when the chair was taken by Mr. Tom Pritchard, who was supported by Messrs. T. Morgan and R. Beddow. The Jackfield Band Quartet, under the direction of Mr. Will Ellis, rendered selections, and the following artistes also helped to make a successful evening: — P. Mason, T. Pritchard, E. Bown, Geo. Stewart. J. Goodall, E. Hodge, and A. Rodgers. In asking Mr. R. Beddow to make the presentation of cups and medals to the prize-winners, the chairman remarked that Mr. Beddow was one of the pioneers of the show. Mr. Beddow, responding, said that they had paid over to local hospitals and charities, nearly £100. In presenting the Silver Challenge Cup and gold medal to Mr. J. Newbrook (Madeley) Mr. Beddow complimented him on winning the cup for the second time. Mr. Leslie White (Broseley) won the runner-up medal. The Baldwin-Webb Challenge Cup and medal were won by Mr. P. Mason and Mr. H. Thomas, both gaining eight points each. It was decided that Mr. P. Mason should hold the cup, and- Mr. H. Thomas the medal. After a vote of thanks to the chairman and artistes, proposed by Mr. P. Preece and supported by Mr. A. Rodgers, the evening was brought to a close with the singing of the National Anthem.
14th October 1933
LATE MR. J. R. LEWIS.—The death occurred on Oct. 3 at his
home, The Cottage, of Mr. J. rt. Lewis, after a very short illness. He was an
employee of Messrs. Maw and Co., Ltd., Jackfield, for many years. The funeral took
place on Saturday. The service was held in St. Mary’s Church, and the Rev.
Mason (rector) officiated, and deceased’s favourite hymn, “Abide with me”, was
sung. The interment took place at the
ST. MARY’S CHURCH.—The harvest festival service was held on Oct. 5, when an excellent sermon was preached by the Rev. J. E. Gordon Cartlidge (vicar of Oakengates) to a large congregation. The service was conducted by the Rector (Rev. F. J. H. Mason). Suitable harvest hymns were sung, and the choir gave an effective rendering of the anthem, “Praise the Lord, O my soul,” under the conductorship of the choirmaster (Mr. W. Ellis), and Mr. Gerald Edge presided at the organ. The festival was continued on Sunday, all the services being conducted by the rector, who also was the preacher at matins and evensong. The anthem was repeated at the evening service, and Mr. Edwin Jones contributed two bass solos. The offertories at all the services were devoted to church expenses.
COALFORD METHODIST CHAPEL. —Harvest festival services were
held on Sunday, conducted by Mr. H. E. Thompson (
PARISH CHURCH.—Harvest thanksgiving services were held on Oct. 6 and Sunday. The rector (Rev. C. S. Jackson) conducted the services, and the special preacher at evensong on the Friday was the Rev. J. W. Isherwood (vicar of Much Wenlock, and rural dean). At Matins on Sunday the Rev. C. D. R. Sharpe (vicar of Condover) was the preacher, and the Rev. E. F. Winnington-Ingram (rector of Wistanstow) preached at evensong. Special harvest hymns were sung, and the choir gave an excellent rendering of the anthem, “O God, who is like unto Thee,” the tenor solo being taken by Mr. F. S. Francis, at each service. Mr. Walter Davis (choirmaster) conducted, and Miss Hilda Watkis presided at the organ. Good congregations attended at each of the services, and the offertories were for the diocesan quota.
THE MARRIAGE took place at
21st October 1933
CRICKET DANCE.—A successful dance, organised by the committee of the cricket club was held in the Town Hall on Oct. 13. Mr. Walter G. Sumner carried out the duties of M.C., and Messrs. H. Mason, W. Thomas and J. Brown gave valuable assistance. Mrs. C. Rowe and the ladies’ committee, assisted by Mrs. E. Evans (caretaker), undertook the refreshment department. The secretarial duties were in the hands of Mr. C. Rowe (club secretary), and the proceeds were for the club’s funds.
OLD BAPTIST CHAPEL.—Harvest festival services were held on Sunday, conducted by the pastor (the Rev. T. Lloyd Morgan), who preached eloquent sermons in the afternoon and evening. Harvest hymns were sung, and Mr. R. J. Burns presided at the organ. The collections were devoted to chapel funds, and the gifts of fruit, etc., were given to the Shirlett Sanatorium.
PHEASANT HOTEL FLOWER SHOW SOCIETY.—The ladies’ committee organised a whist drive which was held in the Town Hall on Monday evening, the proceeds being for the Society’s fund. The M.C. was Mr. J. Tisdale, and Mrs. Ogilvie presented the prizes to:-1, Mrs. S. Roberts; 2, Mrs. A. Fielding; 3, Mrs. C. Harrison; consolation, Mrs. J. Deavall; 1, Mr. N. Ball; 2, Mrs. C. Hall (as gent.); 3, Mrs. L. Wase (as gent.); consolation, Mrs. J. Tisdale (as gent.). A vote of thanks was accorded Mrs. Ogilvie, on the proposition of Mrs. J. Boden, who also carried out the secretarial duties, and Mr. J. Tisdale thanked the company for supporting the effort. The refreshment department was in the charge of Mrs. J. Boden, Mrs. D. Bradeley, and Mrs. J. Tisdale, who were assisted by Mrs. E. Evans (caretaker).
The annual general meeting of the local branch was held on Oct, 13, in the Club Room, at headquarters, The Lion Hotel, when upwards of 50 members were present. Capt. C. Potts presided, and read letters of apology for absence from Lord Forester (president), the Rev. C. S. Jackson (chaplain), and others. Amongst those present were:—Dr. J. G. Boon, Dr. T. Hay, Capt.. E. D. Collins, and Mr. R. E. Piper.
The hon. treasurer, Mr. E. C. S. White, in presenting a statement of the accounts for the past year, said they had done remarkably well. The total income, including a balance of £3 7s. brought forward from last year, amounted to £53 17s. 6½d., and the expenditure totalled £36 19s. 1½d., leaving a balance in hand of £16 8s. 5d.—Mr. White expressed thanks to the committee who superintended the dinner on Armistice night last year, and those who had run the whist drives and entertainments, and also Dr. and Mrs. Boon for lending their garden and grounds for the concert.
Mr. P. Archer, secretary to the Benevolent Fund, stated that assistance had been given to upwards of 30 cases, in providing goods, boots, clothing, etc., in sending members to the Convalescent Home, and helping their families. He paid tribute to the help given to him by the Rev. C. S. Jackson, the chairman of the Benevolent Committee, and stated that no case had been turned down.—The Chairman said that he considered that deep gratitude was due to that committee, and the secretary for his report.—A vote of thanks was passed accordingly.
The meeting then proceeded to elect the officers for the ensuing year. Lord Forester was re-elected president, and the retiring chairman, Capt. C. Potts, was unanimously re-elected. Mr. C. Davis was re-elected vice-chairman, and Mr. E. C. S. White hon. treas. Mr. W. Ward was again elected hon. secretary. The General Committee was re-elected en bloc, with the additions of Messrs. T. W. Howells, W. J. Ritchings, A. H. Wase and J. Gainham. A letter was received from Mrs. D. L. Prestage resigning the office of local representative to the ‘United Services Fund. The position was not again filled, as it appeared from a letter received from the Headquarters that the Benevolent Committee could now do the necessary work direct. The secretary was instructed to write a letter of thanks on behalf of the branch to Mrs. Prestage for the great work she had done since the war as local representative to the U.S. Fund.
A vote of thanks was passed to Mr. A. G. Oswell for the free use of the clubroom for their meetings.
The result of the competition for the two best suggestions for the improvement of the branch was announced by the chairman, the first prize being awarded to Mr. W. Ward, and the second to Mr. V. R. Jones. Arising out of the competition, Mr. J. A. Madeley proposed that the 1st prize suggestion, that “members subscribe 1d. per week towards outing fund and other objects”, be put in hand at once. This was carried, and a small sub-committee was elected, consisting of Mr. Geo, Whitmore (for Benthall district), Mr. J. A. Madeley (for Broseley Wood), and Mr. J. Wale (for Broseley) to carry out the scheme.
The meeting heard with regret that Mrs. E. D. Collins would be unable to undertake the usual arrangements for “Poppy Day”, and it was proposed to ask Mrs. George Potts and Mrs. Crawford to undertake the duties. A vote of thanks was passed to Mrs. and Capt. E. D. Collins for the good work they had done in the past in connection with “Poppy Day”.
It was arranged to hold an Armistice Day parade in the town on Nov. 12, and to exchange invitations with the Jackfield branch of the Legion to attend the parade and church service.
Votes of thanks were passed to Dr. and Mrs. Boon for lending their garden for the open-air concert, to Mr. White for acting as treasurer and bringing in such a satisfactory balance-sheet, and to the chairman (Capt. C. Potts) for presiding that evening, and the remainder of the evening was spent in harmony.
The first meeting of the session was held on Sunday
afternoon in the
The chairman gave a hearty welcome to the members present on the commencement of the sixth session of the Broseley branch of the Brotherhood. The chaplain read the lesson, and also conducted the devotional part of the service, and later, during the course of his address, said that it was just twelve months since the death of Lord Forester, their late president. Hymns from the Fellowship Hymnal were sung during the afternoon, Mr. Walter E. Davis presiding at the organ. The Iron-Bridge Vocal Quartet sustained the musical part of the programme, and the chairman, on behalf of the members, accorded them a vote of thanks.
The annual general meeting was held later, Mr. Hugh Welsh
presiding. In the absence of the hon. secretary (Mr. J. A. Hartshorne) the
minutes of the last meeting were read by Mr. A. O. Jones. Mr. A. Harris (hon.
treasurer) presented. a statement of the accounts for the past year, which
showed an income of £3 15s. 8½d., and an expenditure of £3 10s. 6d., leaving a
balance in hand of 5s. 2½d. The accounts were duly passed, and on the motion of
the chairman, a vote of thanks was accorded the treasurer. Mr. Hugh Welsh was
re-elected president, and the Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector of Broseley) was
re-elected chaplain. The following officers were reappointed:—Mr. J. A.
Hartshorne, hon. secretary; Mr. A. Harris, hon. treasurer; and Mr. W. E.
28th October 1933
BRITISH LEGION. — The monthly meeting of the local branch was held at headquarters, the Lion Hotel, on Oct. 20. Capt. E. D. Collins presided, and was supported by Mr. T. W. Howells and the Rev. C. S. Jackson. The hon. secretary (Mr. W. Ward) reported on the progress of the branch, and was elected as delegate to the county meetings. The Benevolent Committee was re-elected en bloc, with Capt. E. D. Collins (chairman) and the Rev. C. S. Jackson (vice-chairman). Mr. C. Davis was re-elected standard bearer. The arrangements for the annual supper were left in the hands of a sub-committee, consisting of Messrs. T. Goodall (chairman), A. H. Wase, J. Harrison, and the Rev. C. S. Jackson. The meeting made the arrangements for the Armistice’ Church Parade to be held on Nov. 12, for which Mr. A. H. Wase was elected marshal, and Mr. C. T. Harrison, vice-marshal. It was also decided that the members of the branch attend the Mayor’s church parade on Nov. 19. A vote of thanks to the chairman concluded the meeting.
CONSERVATIVE AND UNIONIST ASSOCIATION. — At the meeting of the local women’s branch, held on Wednesday in the Committee Room at the Town Hall, Lady Acton, of Barrow House, made her first appearance as chairman of the branch. She was introduced to the members present by Mrs. George Potts (Benthall House).
The death occurred on Saturday of Mr: Thomas Francis Lloyd,
at his home, 16,
The funeral took place on Wednesday at the
Deceased had been a member of the A.O. Oddfellows Society
from boyhood, and a large number of the members attended the funeral. The
interment was in the
COALFORD METHODIST S.S. — A special presentation service was held on Sunday in the Schoolroom, in recognition of the 33 years’ devoted service of Mr. Thomas Wright as superintendent and teacher. Mr. Mullard, an ex-scholar and superintendent, made the presentation of a long service certificate, and Mr. Thomas Poole presented Mr. Wright with a clock, subscribed for by the president, officers, teachers and scholars. The Rev. S. Body presided, and addresses of appreciation were given by Mr. Mullard and Mr. Poole. Mr. J. Pumford (superintendent), also paid tribute. Mr. and Mrs. Wright both appropriately responded. During the service a duet was rendered by Mr. W. H. Poole and Mr. G. Stewart. The service was well attended, and a collection was taken for school funds.—On Monday a “social” was held in the Schoolroom, Mr. T. Wright taking the chair. Choruses, solos and recitations were given by the scholars, teachers and friends. Mr. R. Gregson, Mr. B. Hedley and Master Roy Hearn con-
4th November 1933
PRESENTATION. — An interesting event took place on Oct. 27, at the works of Messrs. Craven, Dunnill and Co., Ltd., glazed and floor tile manufacturers, when the works foreman, Mr. Alfred Fletcher, on the occasion of his retirement, was made the recipient of a mahogany cased clock, subscribed for by the whole of the employees of the company. Mr. T. W. Howells, managing director, in making the presentation, bore testimony to Mr. Fletcher’s splendid record of service (he having been first employed by the company more than 60 years ago), and to the very high esteem in which he was held by all the employees. He also expressed the best wishes of the gathering that Mr. Fletcher would be spared many years to enjoy good health and a well-earned retirement. Mr. Fletcher, in responding, tendered his sincere thanks for the token of the good feeling which had existed towards him through the number of years he had been amongst them.
11th November 1933
A CARNIVAL DANCE was held on Nov. 3 in the St. Mary’s Hall in aid of the New Hall fund. The M.C.s were Mr. Norman Smith (Madeley) and Mr. D. Pritchard (Jackfield), and spot dance prizes’ were awarded to Mr. Wilkes (Iron-Bridge) and Mrs. Wilkes (Coalbrookdale). The ladies’ catering committee undertook the refreshment department.
INSTITUTION AND INDUCTION.—The institution and induction
services of the Rev. Leland John Blachford Snell, formerly curate of St. Helen’s
Church, Jersey, Channel Islands, to the living of Willey and Barrow, took place
POTATO SHOW WHIST.--A whist drive organised by the show committee was held in the Schoolroom on Wednesday. Mr. E. Jakeway (hon secretary) carried out the duties of M.C., and the prizewinners were:-1, Mrs. A. Fielding; 2, Mrs. E. Harrison; 3, Mr. W. Owen (playing as lady); 4, Mrs. W. Perks; 5, Mrs. Morris; consolation, Miss Joan Dillow. 1, Mr. E. Cartwright; 2, Mr. J. Edwards; 3, Mr. J. Wilkes; 4, Mr. J. Edwards, junr.; 5, Mr. A. W. Cartwright; consolation, Mr. A. Fletcher. The prizes were presented by Mrs. J. Cash (Benthall Edge Cottage).
BRITISH LEGION. — On Wednesday, at the Lion Hotel, Mr. C. Davis presided, and arrangements were made for the annual dinner. The chairman reported that the total amount of relief issued by the branch during the last 12 months amounted to over £100. The meeting decided to support the Christmas appeal for the unemployed, and a subcommittee, comprising of Messrs. W. Ward, C. Davis, A. H. Vase and T. Goodall, was appointed to deal with the matter.
LATE MRS. J. CLEOBURY. — The death of Mrs. Clara Cleobury,
LION HOTEL FLOWER SHOW.—At a meeting at the Lion Hotel, at
which Mr. H. Watkins (
ALL SAINTS’ PARISH CHURCH.— The Patronal Festival was held on Sunday, and a special thanksgiving service was held at evensong, when the choir gave special music. The Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector), officiated, and also preached an appropriate sermon. Mr. W. E. Davis (choirmaster), conducted the singing, and Miss Hilda Watkis presided at the organ. The offertory was devoted to church funds.
SCHOOLS’ WAKE.—There was a very large attendance on Saturday, the last day of the three days’ “Village Wake,” held in the Church Schools. The proceedings concluded with a dance, for which Mr. A. H. Wase and Mr. G. Whitmore were M.C.’s. The gross total received as the result of the wake was upwards of £370, which, after deducting expenses, will more than enable the school managers to clear off the debt of £300. Credit is due to Miss Jacques (hon. secretary, headmistress of the girls’ department), for her organisation, and to the host of workers.
18th November 1933
LATE MR. JOSEPH JONES.—The death occurred on Nov. 10, at the
age of 53 years, of Mr. Joseph Jones, at his residence, Ladywood House, after
an illness lasting 14 months. Deceased was the third son of the last Mr. C. R.
Jones, of Broseley Wood, colliery proprietor, and later roofing tile manufacturer,
trading under the name of Messrs. C. R. Jones and Sons, Ltd., Ladywood Tile
Works, Jackfield, at which works deceased held the position for many years, up
to the time of his death, of works manager. Deceased was highly respected in
the district, and very popular with his workmen. He interested himself in the
social welfare of the district, and was a member of the committees of the
Jackfield Prize Silver Band, the hospitals, the flower show, and the
Conservative local branch. His wife pre-deceased him nine years ago, leaving
three sons and seven daughters, who survive. The funeral took place on Monday
ARMISTICE DAY was observed Sunday, when members of the
Jackfield, Broseley, and Iron-Bridge branches of the British Legion, Jackfield
A.D.S.—A programme was given by the Jackfield Amateur Dramatic Society (The Cheerful Chirpers), on Nov. 10, in the Coalford Methodist Sunday Schoolroom, in aid of the Jackfield Prize Silver Band fund. Mr. T. Wright occupied the chair, and Mrs. F. Clay provided the pianoforte accompaniments. At the close Mr. W. S. Hudson, chairman of the band committee, expressed the thanks of the band and the committee to the performers, the chairman and chapel committee, and also to the audience for their supports
25th November 1933
Tuesday, before the Mayor (Mr. James Davies), Ald. W. G. Dyas, W. Bishop, Ald. A. A: Exley, Messrs. T. Morris, E, S. Owen, J. S. Barker and Edwards.
Frederick Watson (labourer), The Delph, Broseley, and James
Thomas (labourer), Carver’s Road, Broseley, were charged with trespassing in
the daytime in pursuit of game at Willey, on November 14th. Both defendants
pleaded not guilty.— Fedk. C. Kitson, a keeper employed by the Willey Estates,
Ltd., said that near
UNITED BROTHERHOOD. — The monthly meeting was held on Sunday
A MEMORIAL SERVICE in memory of the late Mrs. John Cleobury,
HOCKEY CLUB DANCE.- A dance, organised by the committee of
the Broseley Hockey Club, was held in the Town Hall on Nov. 17. Messrs. H.
Watkins and P. Jones acted as joint M.C.s. and Miss F. M. Price carried out the
secretarial duties. During the interval the Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector) thanked
all the patrons, and said that the proceeds were for club funds. Miss Mullard
(Coalbrookdale) and Mr. M. Davis were the winners of the lucky spot dance
prizes, which were presented to them by Mrs. T. W. Howells. Prizes for the
statue dance were won by Mrs. Tonics (Cleobury North) and Mr. P. W. Parr, who
received the prizes from the hands of Mrs. E. Wilkinson (School House). Spot
lights were introduced for several of the dances, and a very pleasant evening was
spent by those present, which included Mr. T. W. Howells (president of the
club), Mr. J. Davies (Mayor), Alderman J. Nicklin, and Mr. R. E. Piper
(vice-presidents). The refreshments were in the charge of
ENTERTAINMENT.—The Jackfield Amateur Dramatic Society, under the title of “The Cheerful Chirpers”, gave a miscellaneous entertainment on Monday in the Town Hall, the proceeds being for the Jackfield New Hall building fund. The programme consisted of choruses by the party, solos by Miss Madge Williams, and Mr. C. Cross, and humorous items by Messrs. R. Gregson, Norman Hudson and Roy Hearn, also a dramatic sketch entitled, “Quits”, and a comic sketch, “Home-cured”, both written and produced by the Rev. F. J. R. Mason (rector of Jackfield). Mrs. F. Clay provided the accompaniments on the pianoforte.
THE WEDDING took place on Saturday at the Parish Church, the
Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector) officiating, of Mr. William John Garbett, youngest
son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James O. Garbett, of 26,
A MARRIAGE was solemnised on Saturday at the
This year it was the turn of Broseley Ward to nominate the
new Mayor for the ensuing year, and the popularity of the choice of Mr. James
Davies (Broseley) was evidenced by the very large and representative gathering
which attended the Mayor’s church service on Sunday morning at the
The meeting place was at the Town Hall, where an imposing procession was formed consisting of the Jackfield Prize Silver Band, conducted by Bandmaster W. Ellis, the D. Coy. 4th K.S.L.I. (under the command of Regimental S.M. Davies and S.M. Jones), the Broseley, Jackfield, Iron-Bridge, and Coalbrookdale Fire Brigades (under Captain G. Gittins), members of the Shropshire Constabulary in the charge of Inspector Ridgeway (Iron-Bridge), the Mayor and Mayoress in robe and chains of office, under an escort of police mace-bearers, the Town Clerk (Mr. F. W. Derry), and Mayor’s Chaplain (Rev. C. S. Jackson, rector of Broseley), the Deputy Mayor (Mr. E. S. Owen), and Mrs. O. D. Murphy (a former Mayoress), Ald. W. J. Legge, J. Nicklin, A. A. Exley, W. Bishop, W. Roberts, W. G. Dyas and T. H. Thompson; Borough Justices, Col. Sir Chas. Yate, Messrs. E. J. Exley, C. W. Edwards,C. Parker„ and Capt. A. H. Thorn Pudsey (magistrates’ clerk), Messrs. Hayward Davis, E. D. Collins, T. W. Howells, E. H. H. Shorting, O.D. Murphy, Hugh Welsh, T. C. Worsley, C. R. H. Kane, and A. Wareham; Borough officials, Messrs. D. Ferguson, F. Richards, C. Thomas, A. O. Callear, F. R. Cottrill, J. H. Grainger, also Messrs. F. S. Francis, W. Woof, W. Edge, S. Hopley, Jas. Duckworth, G. Ball, and W. G. Clarke; friends of the Mayor, Mr. T H. Broadhurst; Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Broadhurst, Mrs. J. Nicklin, Mrs. W. Roberts, Mrs. T. W. Howells, Mr. Stoner, Mr. F. Howells, Dr. Hoy, Mr. J. A. Downes, Mr. E. Wilkinson, Mr. E. W. Jones (Droitwich), Mr. R. N. Moore, Mr. E. C. S. White, and others; members of the Broseley and Jackfield branches of the British Legion, St. John Ambulance Brigade (under Lady Supt. Miss Brown) and cadets, under Cadet Officer Miss M. Evans; Broseley Rover Crew, in charge of Rover-Mate N. Goodwin; Jackfield St. Mary’s Girl Guides and Brownies, under the Misses Perkins and Miss I. Fox; and members of Friendly Societies.
Under the command of Reg. S.M. Davies, the procession
proceeded via High Street and
At a short reception held afterwards in the Hall, the Mayor expressed thanks to his chaplain for the helpful address, to the choir for the beautiful singing, and to all for the support they had given him.
2nd December 1933
LATE MRS. G. EVANS.- The death of Mrs. Georgina Evans, wife
of Mr. Samuel Evans, of Coalford, occurred on Nov. 22 at her home, at the age
of 81 years. Deceased had been ailing for some few years, but was confined to
her bed for only two weeks previously to her death. She leaves a husband, one
son and one daughter. The funeral took place on Saturday at the
ENTERTAINMENT. - The Coalford Mirth Party gave performances on Nov. 23 and 24 in the Methodist schoolroom in aid of the Sunday school maintenance fund. Thursday evening was for the children, and Friday’s performance for adults, on which evening the chair was taken by Mr. T. Wright. The programme consisted of choruses by the party, soles by Messrs. J. Pumford, G. Stewart, and Miss F. Poole, to the Pianoforte accompaniments of Mr. W. H. Anderson also a sketch entitled “Impossible Perkins”, by the ladies, and a humorous sketch entitled “The Rival Dummies”, by the men. Refreshments were served on the Friday evening to the party by members of the maintenance committee.
BRITISH LEGION DINNER.- The annual dinner in connection with the local branch was held in the Club Room at the headquarters, Lion Hotel, on Nov. 24, at which over 100 members and friends, including members from other branches, were present. The room had been decorated for the occasion, and an excellent dinner was provided by Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Oswald, with the assistance of several members’ wives and friends.
Capt. C. Potts (chairman of the branch) presided and was
supported by the Mayor (Mr. James Davies), the Deputy Mayor (Mr. E. S. Owen),
Major Rowland Hunt, Capt. E. D. Collins, Dr. J. G. Boon, Drs. T. and S. Hoy,
Messrs. T. W. Howells, E. H. H. Shorting, R. E. Piper, E. Wilkinson, E. C. S.
White, Rev. C. S. Jackson (rector), and others. After the loyal toast had been
duly honoured, Mr. E. H. H. Shorting proposed the toast of the British Legion,
which was responded to by Major Rowland Hunt. The toast of “Our Guests” was submitted
by Capt. E. D. Collins, and the Mayor, in replying, paid a warm tribute to the
good work carried on by the Legion. Mr. E. S. Owen also responded. The
chairman, in giving the toast of the host and hostess and all who had helped to
make the evening a success, said how grateful they were to Mr. Oswell for
placing the room at their disposal, and Mr. Oswell suitably replied. During the
evening, musical items, for which Mr. Walter Davis provided the pianoforte accompaniments,
were given by Messrs. F. T. Francis, W. E. Price, S. M. Langford (Dawley), F.
Davis, J. Bowen, and A. Nock, and humorous items were given by Mr. Carington-Bailey,
9th December 1933
CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION. — A meeting was held on Wednesday at the Town Hall, and Lady Actor (chairman of the branch) presided. The speaker was Lord Acton, who gave a very interesting address, taking for his subject, “This England of Ours.” A musical programme followed sustained by Mrs. Bickley and Mr Wall, who rendered songs, Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Davis who gave duets and Mrs. Davis who gave two recitations. A vote of thanks to Lord Acton was proposed by Mrs. Potts (Benthall House), and warmly seconded by Mr. E. H. H. Shorting. Lady Acton thanked the entertainers. Refreshments were served during the interval. .
UNEMPLOYED ROOM. — The members were entertained to Supper on Wednesday by the kindness of Mr. Hayward Davis, in their Club Room. After an excellent repast, Mr. George Aston, hon treasurer, proposed a hearty vote of thanks to their host, also to Mr. Kennedy (Pheasant Hotel) for his kindness in placing his room at their disposal. Later songs and banjo solos were rendered by Messrs. W. Harrison, P. Watson, Sam Leadbetter, J. Goring, and I. Sargeant.
On Wednesday Alderman J. Nicklin was re-elected chairman, and Alderman A. A. Exley vice-chairman. The members to form the various sub-committees were also re-elected.
The Town Clerk (Mr. F. W. Derry) reporting on finance, stated that after cheques amounting to £69 4s. 4d. drawn that day, the general district account would show a credit balance of £402 8s. 5d., as against, a credit balance of £195 1s. 3d. last year. He reported that the collectors had paid into the water account £109 173. 20., and after cheques drawn that day amounting to £17 12s., together with a provisional amount of £40 to the Joint Water Committee the account would be in debit to about £24 13s., as against a debit balance of £139 last year.
The collector (Mr. A. G. Fenn) reported that he had collected £77 75. 6d. of the current half-year’s water rate, and that the gross outstandings were £193 9s. 2d.
The sanitary inspector (Mr. C. Thomas) reported no notifiable case of disease in the district. He said that under the new Act coming into force on January 1st, all butchers who killed would require a license, and he asked the meeting to decide the amount of fee he was to charge.-This matter was left over until after a meeting of the Borough Council next month.
In connection with an application for an extension of the
The surveyor, was instructed to have the fence round the
The members appointed reported to the meeting on their search for a suitable site for the erection of houses under the Slum Clearance Act. 1950 and the one considered to be the most suitable place and which lent itself to the requirements was the “Tining” field in the Hockley district.—The clerk was instructed to write asking the agent of the Willey Estates the terms for the purchase of about two acres of the land there.
Ald. Exley inquired where the fire brigade apparatus and appliances were kept in Jackfield, as none seemed available, and the clerk was instructed to write the secretary of the Fire Brigade asking him to call a meeting of the Fire Brigade Committee.
THE WEDDING: took place at the
THE DEATH of Mrs. Priscilla Fox, widow of Mr. Martin Fox,
occurred on Sunday, at her home, Severn Terrace, The Salthouse, at the age of 63
years after a short illness following many years of failing health. Deceased
was a native of Broseley and the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs.
Francis Ball, of Broseley Wood, and had resided in Jackfield for the past 13
years, where she was highly respected. Deceased had survived her late husband
only by one year and nine months, and two daughters are left. The funeral took
place on Thursday, and a service was held in the
A CHRISTMAS BAZAAR was held on Saturday in the St. Mary’s
New Hall, which was very well attended Lady Forester (Willey Park), who was
attended by Miss Perrott, performed the opening ceremony, and among those
present were the Mayor and Mayoress of Wenlock Councillor and Mrs. James
Davies, Alderman J. Nicklin, Mr. T. W. Ho Mrs. Prestage (Broseley), Miss Exley
Rock House), etc. Lady Forester was accorded a vote of thanks for her kindness
in opening the bazaar, on the motion of the Rector (Rev. F. J. R. Mason). The
numerous stalls were well stocked with a good assortment of real Christmas
bargains, which included household, fancy miscellaneous, novelty, crockery,
basket, and other kinds of stalls. These were in the charge of Mrs. F. Dodd,
Miss Evans, Misses P. and O. Hudson, Mrs. S. Williams, Miss M. Williams, Mrs. Mason,
Misses B. and Bernice Smith, Mrs. Dodd, Mrs. W. Storey, and the Misses W. and
E. Perkins, and
16th December 1933
THE ANNUAL DINNER and meeting of the Association for the Prosecution of Felons, were held on Dec. 8 at the Forester Arms Inn, when about 45 members sat down to an excellent repast, provided by Mrs. T. Smith. At the commencement the hon. secretary (Mr. W. E. Price), announced with regret that the chairman of the association (Rev. C. S. Jackson), owing to illness, was unable to be present.—Mr. T. W. Howells presided, and after dinner the loyal toast was duly honoured. The secretary presented a statement of the accounts for the past year, which were passed, and the rest of the evening was spent in toasts and harmony. Mr. W. E. Price proposed the toast of “The Corporation of the Borough of Wenlock,” and in coupling the name of the Mayor to the toast, he wished him a happy year of office. The Mayor, in responding, said the Corporation received its charter 470 years ago, and he spoke of the many useful schemes which had been carried out by the Council in recent years. After thanking them for the cordial way in which they had received the toast, he voiced an appeal to the Society for assistance on behalf of the Unemployed Christmas fund. The chairman supported the Mayor’s appeal, and the meeting unanimously voted a grant to the fund. Mr. it. E. Piper submitted the toast of “The Broseley Association for the Prosecution of Felons,” to which Mr.. E. H. H. Shorting replied. Mr. W. Oakley gave the toast of “ Our Visitors, New Members and Artistes,” which was responded to by Mr. A. Wilkinson, on behalf of the new members, and Mr. W. E- Davis for the artistes. The chairman then gave the toast of “Our Hostess.” The musical part of the programme was sustained by Mr. T. Thompson, Mr. W. E. Davis and Mr. J. Mear. On the proposition of the chairman, the secretary was asked to convey to the Rev. C. S. Jackson their great regret that he was unable to be present, and express the hope for his speedy recovery. A very enjoyable evening concluded with a vote of thanks to the chairman of the evening.
The Willey Estates Company’s half-yearly farm rent audit was held on Wednesday at the Forester Arms Inn, following which the tenants were entertained to dinner by Lord Forester in the Forrester Room, Lady Forester being also present. A company of upwards of 40, including visitors, sat down to an excellent dinner.
Lord Forester presided and was supported by Alderman W. Bishop (Iron-Bridge), Mr. T. W. Howells, the Rev. L. J. B. Snell (rector of Willey), Mr. C. F. Wadlow, and Mr. Colin Dyas. Lady Forester at her table was supported by Major Rowland Hunt (Linley), Mr. T. H. Francis, and Mr, W. E. Davis, and Mr. Hugh Welsh (agent) took the vice-chair.
After the tables had been cleared, his lordship proposed the loyal toast.
The toast of the evening, “Our Landlords” (Lord and Lady Forester), was proposed by Mr. C. F. Wadlow, who said they could not have a better landlord than Lady Forester if they searched the country over.
Mr. Howells, who associated himself with the toast, said the Forester family were renowned for being good landlords.—The toast was drunk with musical honours and cheers.
Lord Forester, in replying, said he was glad they still approved of him as their landlord, and he hoped it would long continue. Referring to farming, he said he had to admit they had gone through bad times, but this year there was a definite improvement now that the Government was trying to help them with subsidies on wheat and other things, but they had so far failed to do so on beef and stock-rearing, which he considered was the best-paying part of farming.
Lady Forester also spoke.
“Success to fox-hunting” was proposed by Mr. T. Francis in his usual able manner, and Mr. John Mear gave his famous hunting song.—Major Hunt in reply said the music he liked best was the music of the hounds, and he hoped that hunting would see better times.
Mr. Alderson (Bradley Farm) submitted “Our agent—Mr. Welsh”, and spoke of the fair way in which he dealt with all matters they put before him.—Mr. C. Dyas, in supporting the toast, said Mr. Welsh had done his best for them through their difficult times.
In replying, Mr. Welsh said that if he had given them satisfaction it was because he received a fair hearing when taking the claims before their landlord. He said he was pleased to hear the tenants were faring better. He urged them to be patient and give the schemes a fair chance, and he hoped it would make farming better.
Lord Forester proposed the health of the visitors and extended a hearty welcome to the new tenants.—Mr. W. Bishop (a former tenant), replying for the visitors, said he spent 35 years on the Willey Estate, and they were happy days in his life. Things were going to be better, he said.—The Rev. L. Snell and Mr. Walter Davis also replied.
Songs were given by Messrs. H. Welsh, R. Preece, A,
His Lordship at the close proposed “Our hostess, Mrs. T. Smith”, to which Mrs. Smith suitably replied.
23rd December 1933
LATE MR. G. F. BENBOW. — Profound sympathy has been
expressed by the residents of the town and district with Mr. and Mrs. Frank
Benbow, of “The Tining,” upon the death of their elder son (Frankie), which
occurred on Dec. 13, after a most painful illness, at the
WEDDING.—On Saturday, at St. Mary’s Church, the wedding took place of Miss Phyllis Mary Jones, the fourth daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Jones, of Ladywood House, and Mr. Joseph William Summers, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Summers, of Court Street, Madeley. The Rev. F. J. R. Mason (rector), conducted the ceremony. The bride, who was given away by her brother, Mr. Cecil Jones, wore a dress of white satin beaute, with veil and wreath of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of red carnations. She was attended by two bridesmaids, her sister, Miss Madge Jones, and Miss Winnie Summers (sister of the bridegroom), who were attired in red crepe-de-Chine, with white felt hats and black patent shoes, and carried bouquets of white chrysanthemums. They wore gold and crystal necklets, the gifts of the bridegroom.The best man was Mr. Edward Wilde, a friend of the bridegroom. After the ceremony a reception was held at the home of the bride’s sister, at The Summer House, Jackfield.
BROSELEY WOOD MISSION—A miscellaneous concert was given on Thursday evening by the Coalford Mirth Party, under the directorship of the stage manager, Mr. J. Evans. The programme consisted of choruses songs and sketches. The sketches were “Sandy the Barber”, by Messrs. H. Colley, G. Stewart, and J. Pumford, and “Mrs. Baxter’s Baby”, by Mrs. J. Evans, Miss E. Stokes, Miss P. Colley, and Messrs. H. Colley and Pumford. Songs were given by Messrs. G. Stewart and J. Pumford, and the pianist was Mr. W. H. Anderson. There was a good attendance and Mrs. Powell, who took the chair, proposed a vote of thanks to the party, this being seconded by Mr. Carter.
Tuesday, before the Mayor (Mr. James Davies), Messrs. J. Nicklin, E. J. Exley, C. W. Edwards and J. S. Barker.
The magistrates’ clerk (Capt. A. H. Thorn-Pudsey), gave notice that the annual licensing meeting had been fixed by the Justices for Feb. 13 at the Guildhall, Much Wenlock.
Sidney Christopher Ward, Brook House, Iron-Bridge, lorry
driver, was charged with using a motor lorry not equipped with a reflecting
mirror, at The Werps, Jackfield, on Dec. 1. P.C. Taylor (Jackfield) said defendant
said the mirror was on that morning when he came out, but it had dropped off.
Fined 10s. He was also charged with delivering coal from a vehicle without carrying
4 correct weighing instrument—on the same date and place. Mr. H. Birchannall,
inspector of weights and measures,
For using a motor cycle without a horn at
30th December 1933
SOCIAL CLUB.- A Christmas smoking concert, organised by the club sports committee, was held on Dec. 22 at the club. The chairman of the club (Dr. J. G. Boon) presided, and the following artistes gave a programme:—Mr. E. Heighway (Dawley Optimist concert party), humorous, monologues and songs; Messrs. Hewitt and C. Cox (Iron-Bridge), solos and duets; Messrs. V. C. Davis and D. Williams, solos and duets Messrs. W. Taylor, J. Clapton and Frank Davis, vocal items; Mr. Dennis Williams, pianist. The chairman proposed a vote of thanks to the artistes and pianist, and Mr. J. R. Wilkes seconded and Mr. R. Whitmore supported the proposition. A hearty vote of thanks to Dr. Boon for taking the chair was proposed by’ Mr. W. Roberts and seconded by Mr. W. Taylor and was carried with musical honours. Cheers were given for Mrs. Boon, who also takes a great interest in the welfare of the club. The evening concluded with the singing of “Auld Lang Syne”.
SACRED PERFORMANCE. — On Christmas Eve, after evensong, a performance was given in the St. Mary’s New Hall of the Nativity scene, “Even unto Bethlehem”., from the sacred play, “Out of the Darkness”, written and produced by the Rev. F. J. R. Mason (rector), with full choral accompaniments by the choir. The characters, in Eastern costumes, were taken by Mr. G. Britton, Miss Phyllis Hudson, Messrs. A. Hudson, H. Dodd, A. Evans. T. Green, R. Gregson, Miss Madge Williams. Masters Derek Johnson and Cyril Pritchard, Messrs. Frank Clay, Roy Hearn, Fred and Cecil Cross. The scenes were interspersed with hymns and carols by the choir, under the direction of Mr. W. Ellis (choirmaster)] with Mr. Gerald Edge (organist) at the piano. It is intended to repeat the performance on the next three Sundays.
SHIRLETT SANATORIUM.— For the Christmas festivities at Shirlett Sanatorium, there was a bright scheme decorations, and everyone spent a happy time, thanks to the efforts of Dr. F. T. Turner (the resident medical superintendent), Dr. T. R. Elliott (consulting superintendent), the matron (Mrs. Strains) and staff; the dining hall huge Christmas tree was laden with gifts, which were distributed to every patient after tea.