relating to Broseley and District
Broseley Local History Society
7th January 1922
THE GALE.—The terrific gale on Dec, 30 did a good deal of damage in the district. The roofs of houses came in for much attention, whilst over £20 worth of damage was done at the Co-operative Stores. The plate-glass window of the boot department was blown, into atoms and considerable damage was also done to mirrors inside the window.
7th January 1922
OLD FOLKS' PARTY.— In connection with the Wesley Guild the old folks' party was held on Dec. 29, when up wards of 50 old people enjoyed a splendid tea served up in the schoolroom. They were afterwards entertained to a miscellaneous entertainment which they thoroughly enjoyed. A humorous sketch caused much laughter. Before leaving the guests were presented with a bag of sweetmeats and conveyed to their homes through the generosity of Messrs. Oakley and H. Ball.—The Wesley Guild also entertained the young folks to a splendid tea who afterwards spent the evening in games and competitions. A thoroughly happy time was spent.
SOCIAL CLUB. — A well-attended "smoker" was held
here en Monday. Dr. J G. Boon presided, and he was supported by Lord Forester
(Mayor). Lt. Cecil Forester, Rev. W. Warner (Willey). After a few appropriate
remarks from the chairman, Lord Forester presented the billiard prizes to the
winners, after which a capital programme. was gone through. Messrs. G. W.
Tonkis and W. Davies were the accompanists. Selections were given by
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday.- before Lord Forester (Mayor), Dr. Collins, and Ald. J. Nicklin.- The licensing meeting was fixed for February 14. at Broseley.— Mr. Mole; relieving officer, instructed by the Madeley Guardians, made application for a maintenance order to be made against Albert Underwood, single man and a labourer. Hinkshay, Dawley, whose mother was an inmate of the County asylum and who was chargeable against the union.- The officer said the Guardians had asked the defendant to pay 5s. weekly. He was in arrears £2 Underwood was in good work. An order for 5s. weekly was made on defendant, who was ordered to pay the costs.
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday, Ald. J. Nicklin presiding.—Mr.
Herbert reported the district free from notifiable infectious disease. The
meeting decided to withdraw the closing order provisionally on three cottages
in King Street—The Chairman said there was still a heavy overdraft at the bank
and the collector was instructed to proceed more rapidly with the collection of
the rates.—The Clerk reported that there was a debit balance on the water and
general accounts of £349.—Mr. Richards (surveyor) reported that his expenditure
for the past month amounted to £20. He also stated that he had requested the
owners to cut their fences forthwith and some had already done so.—Dr. Collins
pointed out the dangerous condition of the Benthall road to the Iron-Bridge
station. He suggested that the clerk write the Bridge Trust to ash the road in
slippery weather. The meeting concurred.—The Water Engineer (
SUPPER.—After many years the local Brass Band revived their annual supper, which took place on Dec. 30 in the Institute, when 40 sat down to an excellent spread; one half of which was provided by Messrs. H. Davies and J. Harrison. The rector, Rev. C. R. Hollis, presided and proposed the toast of the King. The toast of the "Band" was proposed by Mr. A. J. Humphries, who in doing so outlined the history of the band from its commencement and hoped before long the band would re- cover an honour it once held of being the premier band in the county. He was pleased to hear that the band had decided to get new instruments before uniforms. Mr. W. Tranter, chairman of the committee, replied, and the Chairman supported it. Mr. T. J. Hearn proposed the "Chairman" saying that, although he had only been there a short time the rector had endeared himself to all, and was deservedly popular. In reply the rector said although he had not yet been here 12 months he had made many good friends and hoped to be able to make more; he wished to take this opportunity of congratulating the band quartette on their recent success, and hoped their success would continue. The "Band Committee" was proposed by Mr. A. Ball, who spoke of the good feeling which prevailed between members and committee and hoped they would continue to back up the members. Mr. Tranter, in reply, said the committee were determined to do this. The rector here presented Mr. A. Budge with a purse of money subscribed by friends at Jackfield to show their appreciation of what Mr. Budge had done for Jackfield in coming down so many times to help in all and every cause. Mr. Budge said this was a surprise to him, but he had always like to come to Jackfield, and hoped to do so and thanked all subscribers. Songs and quartettes were given at intervals by the Jackfield Glee Party: Messrs. P. Price A. Budge, J. Harrison, T. Pritchard, H. Keates, and the Rector. Votes of thanks were given to the ladies who prepared the supper. Messrs H. Davies and J. Harrison, the chairman and the artistes. Mr. C. Jones, secretary, carried out the arrangements for the supper, etc., and Mr. H. Keates for the presentation.
ST. MARY'S.--After the ordinary service on Sunday conducted by the Rev. C. R., Hollis (rector), who preached an admirable sermon, a musical service followed, when solos were admirably rendered by Mrs. Harper. Mrs. Hadley, Mr. A. Hewitt, and Master H. Hudson. Mr. G. Edge presided at the organ. A large congregation contributed £3 towards the memorial bridge fund.
PROPOSED BRIDGE.–Mr. Tranter presided at a meeting of the
14th January 1922
ST. MARY'S.—On Sunday, at the conclusion of evensong, the Epiphany carol, "We three Kings of Orient are" was rendered by the choir.
ORGAN RECITAL—On Monday an excellent organ recital was
given-by Mr. G. W, Tomkiss, A.R.C.O. (organist of
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday.—Before Ald Cooke (chairman), J.
Davies and Mr. J. H. A. Whitley.—Before commencing the business of the court,
Ald. Cooke said he should like to make reference to the death of the late Ald.
Dyas who was elected borough magistrate in 1893. He had served the public well
and they much regretted his loss. He moved that a vote of condolence be sent to
the relatives. Mr. Thorn-Pudsey (magistrates' clerk), and Supt. Phillips (on
behalf of the police) associated themselves with what had been said Lord
Forester associated himself with the vote. He added that Ald. Dyas was a fair
and impartial magistrate and one who always attended to his duties. The motion
was silently carried, the court standing.— Emily Annie Firmstone, married
woman, Homer, was charged with being, drunk and. disorderly.—Sergt. Lovatt
stated that after 11 o'clock at night on the 24th ult., he found defendant in a
drunken condition and: she was also using bad language. Owing to her condition
he took her home to Homer. Defendant wrote a letter to the Bench declaring she
was not drunk. She had been carol singing. She was gined 10s. — Cecil Wilde,
Benthall, motor mechanic, was charged with driving a motor cycle without a
license at Iron-Bridge. He was also charged with having no rear light on the
motor cycle and sidecar.- P.C. Powell proved the case.—Defendant said the light
must have gone out.—Supt. Phillips said defendant tried to square the officer, which was a
serious offence. Defendant was fined 15s. in each case.—Rupert Parsons, motor
28th January 1922
Messrs. Barber and Son, auctioneers,
4th February 1922
APPLICATIONS are invited for the appointment of GENERAL DISTRICT and WATER RATE COLLECTOR for the Broseley Sanitary Division; salary £70 per annum. Applicants must be prepared to reside in the Division, be competent bookkeepers, and devote adequate time to the performance of the duties. The appointment will be subject to three calendar months' notice, and the person appointed must give security in the sum of £500 in a Guarantee Society, the premium on which will be paid by the Committee. The appointment will date from 31st March, 1922, and selected Candidates will have notice when and where to attend. Canvassing will be a disqualification.
Forms of application can be obtained from the under-signed, to whom they must be returned with copies of three testimonials of recent date, not later than the 25th February, 1922.
Town Clerk's Office, Much Wenlock,
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday (Before Lord Forester (Mayor), Ald.
B. Maddox, Messrs. W. Bishop and W. Roberts),—On taking his seat Lord Forester
said he should like to make reference to the late Ald. Dyas, who was one of
their senior magistrates. He always attended this court, and he was sure they
all know how very attentive he was to his duties, he was most fair and
impartial, He was particularly interested in this part of the borough, and he
moved that a vote of condolence be sent to the relatives of the deceased. Mr.
Thorn Pudsey (magistrates Clark), Mr. J.
C. Bowden (solicitor), and Superintendent Phillips also associated themselves with
his lordship’s remarks. The vote was carred in silence, the court standing.—The
license of the: White. Hart,
FOOT-BRIDGE.— Another whist drive and dance were held on the 27th ult., in the Gymnastic Room, kindly lent by Messrs. Maw and Co.; on behalf of the bridge, and considering the climatic conditions, was fairly successful. Mrs. Aston kindly presented the prizes as follows:—Ladies: Miss N. Bentley, Mrs. Humphries; consolation, Miss D. Tranter. Gents.: Mr. G. Hall, Mr. F. Bradley: consolation, Mr. A. Bagnall. Mr. P. Price acted as M.C. for the whist, and Mr. H. Southorn for the dancing. The local brass band voluntarily supplied the music. Mr. H. Keates successfully carried out the secretarial duties, and the following ladies were in charge of the buffet:—Mesdames Tranter, Keates, Wilson, Perkins, Hearn and Lewis.
An inquest was held at
It was stated that the woman slipped on the frosty ground on
January 18 and broke her thigh. A doctor ordered her removal to the
Dr.Hugh Zanasi, house surgeon of the latter, said he was not in a position to explain why deceased should have been refused admission Broseley.—The Coroner: "You had no hesitation in admitting her, I suppose?"—"No."
Further evidence having boon given that, the woman had died as the result of heart disease, which was not influenced by the fall, the Coroner recorded a verdict of "Death from natural causes."
11th February 1922
18th February 1922
Ladies and Gentlemen,-
I beg to offer you my services once more, if you consider, that I am a fit and proper person to represent your interests. I have endeavoured in the past, and particularly-during the last 12 months to work for economies which I consider can be carried out without impairing efficiency. In my opinion no stone should be left unturned in order to find any possible means of relief to the ratepayers, of which they are in such urgent need, and should you do me the honour of again electing me to act as your representative, I shall continue to urge that policy on the Council by every means in my power.
FORESTER. Feb., 1922.
Don't Forget J. B. Dickin and Co.'s Great Annual Clearance
Sale Commences or Friday Next, Feb. 24th. The Greatest
TOWN HALL—In aid of the funds of the new memorial bridge for Jackfield and Coalport, a whist drive and dance was held on Wednesday in the above hall. The capable M.C.'s were Messrs. H. Southern and L. Ashwood, and Mr. L. Dixon supplied the music.
the auspice of this society, a show of racing pigeons and cage birds was held
at the Pheasant Hotel on Saturday, and was in every respect a success. Mr. H.
H. Powell, who takes a keen interest in the society, was capable judge, whilst
the secretarial duties were ably discharged by Mr. G. Cadwallader. The awards
were:—Pigeons. — Cock bred prior to 1921-1 Wall. 2 Pope, 3 Hollins. Hen
(ditto)-1 and special for best hen Davies, 2 Cadwallader, 3 Wall. Cock, rung
1921-1 and 2 Wall, 3 Instone. Hen rung 1921—1 and 3 Wall, 2 Hollins. Cock
1921-1 and special (best cock, to show best flights) Wall, 2 Cadwallader, 3
Wall. Hen, 1921, to show best flights-1 and 2 Wall, 3
SUDDEN DEATH. —There passed away early on Sunday morning a
respectable inhabitant in the person. of Mr. George Gilbert at his residence in
LICENSING SESSIONS, Tuesday before Lord Forester (Mayor),
Ald. Prestage, J. Davies, B. Maddox, and Messrs. Whitley, Bishop, and
Williams.—Supt: Phillips presented his annual report, Which stated that there
were in the Borough of Wenlock 56
fully-licensed houses. 24 beerhouses (on), 2 beerhouses (off), and 8 grocers'
licenses (off); total 90 an addition of one "off" license, which was
granted at the adjourned licensing meeting last year, for a wine license at a
chemist's shop at Broseley. There were also two registered clubs, an increase
of one club, this having been registered last year. The population of the borough
was 15,244 (census 1911), which gave an average of 186 per sons to each
licensed house. This did not include the grocers' licenses. During the year
ended 31st December, 1921, 11 persons had been proceeded against for
drunkenness and convicted. The
convictions for drunkenness for the three previous years were as follow:-1918
1, 1919 0, 1920 12, During the year one licensed person had been proceeded
against for an offence under the Licensing Act, and was ordered, to pay costs.
With this exception the houses had been conducted satisfactorily. At the
adjourned licensing meeting on 1st March 1921, the license of the
25th February 1922
Before his Honour Judge Ivor Bowen K.C.
BOROUGH COUNCIL. Wednesday, Right Hon. Lord Forester (Mayor)
presiding His Lordship said they all knew of the loss they had sustained since
the last meeting by the death of their old friend, the late Alderman A. B.
Dyas. He begged to move a resolution of condolence and sympathy to his
relatives on behalf of the Council. The resolution was carried whilst the
members stood.— By ballot Councillor Bryan (Madeley) was unanimously elected
Alderman in the place vacated by the late Alderman A. B. Dyas. Alderman Bryan returned
his sincere thanks for the honour they had conferred upon him. He appreciated their
action very much. He had always endeavoured to do his best for those he
represented, and he hoped he should I be spared to continue, the good work.—On
the motion of Alderman Maddox, it was decided to declare a vacancy in the
Madeley and Barrow wards.—Alderman Maddox was appointed to act as returning
officer for the Madeley ward, and Mr. W. G. Dyas was elected governor on the
Coalbrookdale County School Governing Body. Mr. Parker was elected on the Finance
Committee, and Mr. Dyas on the Contagious Diseases (Animal) Committee. Alderman
Prestage was appointed returning officer for the County Council elections in
the borough.—Alderman Cooke remarked that the quarterly payments amounted to £999,
and £617 was required to be raised by a borough rate. He moved that a rate of
3d. in the pound be levied. The motion was seconded by Mr. Edwards and carried.
For the Barrow ward, Alderman Davies moved that a rate of 1s. 10d. in the pound
be levied. He said they required £600. Agreed—Alderman Prestage moved that a
district rate of 4s. 6d. in the pound be levied for Broseley, an increase of
6d. He said the amount to be raised was £1,864, out of which £1,200 went towards
the water supply, which was a good one. He also moved a water rate of 2s. 6d.
in the pound. Mr. Doughty seconded the motions, which were adopted.—Alderman
Maddox said Madeley's expenditure was £4,687, out of which £2,054 went towards water loans and principle interest; 1s. 4d.
in the pound of this rate went towards supplying outside authorities with
water. They hoped very soon they would be able to get more money from those
authorities, something like fair play to their own ratepayers. He moved they
levy a general district rate for Madeley of 5s. 4d. in the pound, 1s. increase,
and a water rate of 2s. 6d., 6d. increase. Alderman Bryan seconded.
Carried.—Alderman Cooke then moved a general district rate for Wenlock of 4s.
6d. in the pound, a decrease- of 6d., and a water rate of 2s. 6d., also 1s. 8d. per 1,000
gallons. Mr. Edwards seconded. Carried.
— Messrs. Roberts and Norgrove were appointed representative trustees of the
Charity Commissioners for Little Wenlock, whilst Messrs: F. Roberts and
Norgrove were nominated representative managers of the Little Wenlock Church of
England School. It was decided to affix the Corporate seal to the purchase of a
site for the tip in the Madeley Sanitary Division, and to affix Corporate seal
to the deed of conveyance. It was also decided to affix the Corporate seal to
the deed of conveyance of the site of the Coalbrookdale War Memorial and also
the Corporate seal to the 24 grants of Right of Burial in the
4th March 1922
CONCERT.—In aid of the funds of the local cricket club, a concert was given on Monday, in the Town Hall, by Mr. J. Coleman and party. The hall was crowded and the venture was a huge success. All the artistes were in good voice and encores were frequent. The duets were particularly good, the voices blending splendidly, Mr. Jas. Coleman soon established himself a favourite. Mr. W. Davies was a capable accompanist. Programme:—Duet, "Love is the means to make us glad," Miss Margaret and Mr James Coleman; song, " My heart is weary,” Miss Phoebe Capper; song; "The Sailors Grave," Mr. Ben Aucott; song, "Love's a Merchant," Miss 'Margaret. Coleman; songs, "My Aim", "The Scent of the Roses", "The Great Game", Mr. James Coleman; recital, " Godiva,", Miss Dukes; duet, "The Two Beggars", Messrs. Ben Aucott and James Coleman; duet, "Break! Diviner Light", Miss Capper and Mr. J. Coleman.; recital, "Struck", Miss Dorothy Dukes; songs, " Old Cronies", " My Hope," Mr. James Coleman; song. "Daddy's Sweetheart", Miss Margaret Coleman; songs, " A Posy of Roses," "Twilight Shadows”, Mr. Ben. Aucott; song, "Entreat me not to leave Thee", Miss Phoebe Capper; recitals, "Fairies," "Nine, Ninette, Ninon", Miss Dorothy Dukes; duel, "I wish to tune my Quiv'ring Lyre ", Messrs. Ben Aucott and James Coleman; "God Save the King".
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday, Alderman Prestage presiding.—The Sanitary Inspector stated that no infectious disease existed in the Broseley Ward, but reported several nuisances, and the usual orders mere made. On the officer's recommendation a license for a slaughterhouse was granted to Mr. J. Morris, Jackfield, for a period of one year.—In his report, the Borough Surveyor said that the Broseley to Iron-Bridge road was in a very bad condition. His estimate for the next financial year to be spent on this particular road was £340, which amount was required annually for some years to get it to a proper standard. He strongly recommended that application be made to the County Council for an extra grant. The committee decided to ask the Wenlock Town Council to make in application to the county authorities for an increased grant for this purpose- Mr. Instone of Woodlands Farm attended the meeting and called the attention of the Council to the flood of water from the Stocking field over Woodlands Green; also that certain roads he traversed should be metalled.—The Chairman said that at these times they could not spend much money, and the matter was left in the hands of the surveyor.—As to roadmen's wages, these were fixed, minimum 30s. per week and maximum 33s. per week, the surveyor to deal with his men according to merit.—The Town Clerk reported a debit balance on the two accounts after meeting liabilities of £939, but Mr. Oakes had paid in £58 since the books were made up. As to the water rate the Town Clerk gave his ruling that the first instalment should be paid by law on the lst of July, and the second on the 1st January. Proceedings could be taken immediately after these dates were passed: —Alderman Prestage said the, rates must be got in promptly to save bank interest; and Mr. Oakes was instructed to clear both district and water rates up this month, and if not paid to take proceedings against the defaulters.—The water engineer stated that the Posenhall reservoir had been kept a good average height, and stood at 7ft. 6in. that morning, he gave details of certain work and renewals carried out during the month and notices served for certain lead services to be taken out and iron substituted which he stated was more economical both to the Council and to the consumers. He had received an application from Mr. Bennett, who was now trading as a butcher at Mill House, Benthall, for an extension of water service pipe to a building to be used as a slaughterhouse if passed as suitable. The engineer was instructed to carry out the work in accordance with the regulations providing Mr. Bennett paid the cost of the extension and the sum four (4) Pounds per annum for the water.—Mr. Callear told the meeting that in the year-ending March, 1913 (pre-war), Dawley consumed 8,441,000 gallons of water, which had risen for the year ending March, 1921, to 19,368.000 gallons. As to Shifnal, their consumption had risen from 19,008,000 gallons in 1913 (pre-war), to 29n410,000 gallons in 1921. These figures for outside authorities alone proved the extra power required at the pumping station at Harrington.—The Council went into committee to consider the eight applications for the post of rate collector.
11th March 1922
SWINNEY FARM, COALPORT,
one mile from Coal port Station (L. and N.W. and G.W. Rlys.) and two from Broseley.
Have been instructed by Mr: T. Parton (who is leaving) to Sell by Auction, on
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22nd, 1922,
47 DAIRY and STORE CATTLE
Viz.: 28 Dairy Cows and Heifers, 7 two-year-old Hereford Bullocks, 11 Yearlings; and Bull,
6 HORSES, including the Shire Mare, "Swinney Forest Queen" (by "Ratcliffe Forest Ring"), and the Entire Horse, "Swinney Draughtsman"(by "Bailsdon Draughtsman").
66 SHEEP, viz.: 31 Ewes and their Lambs, 34 very fresh Tags, and Ram
5 In-Pig SOWS and GILTS.
About 20 Bags of Oats, about one Ton of Eating and Seed Potatoes. IMPLEMENTS, and other Effects.
Catalogues may be obtained from the Auctioneers' Offices,
THE DEATH occurred on the 2nd Inst. of an old and respected, inhabitant in the person of Mrs. Jane Denstone, at her residence at 14 Woodlands Green Deceased was buried at Broseley. Cemetery on Saturday, when the Rev. W. A. Terry (vicar of Benthall) took the service.
CONCERT.—At the Wesleyan Chapel en Wednesday the members and
friends of the chapel choir gave .an excellent concert to a large congregation
The artistes were:— Miss Swift, Miss Mellor. Mr, F. Francis and Mr. W.
21st March 1922
RE MISS ISABELLA THORN (DECEASED). Pursuant. to the Law of Property Amendment Act, 1889 (22nd and 23rd—Victoria, Chapter 35).
NOTICE is hereby given that all Creditors and Persons having CLAIMS or DEMANDS upon or against the Estate of Isabella Thorn, late of Broseley, in the County of Salop, spinster, deceased who died on the 13 day of October, 1921, and whose Will was proved by Donald Llewellyn Prestage, the sole Executor therein named, on the 5th day of January, 1922 in the district Probate Registry at Shrewsbury, are hereby required to send in the particulars of their Claims and Demands to the under signed, the Solicitors to the said Executor, on or before the 28th day of April,1922. And notice also hereby given that after that day the said Executor will proceed to distribute the assets the deceased amongst the persons entitled thereto, having regard only to the Claims of which he shall then have notice, and that he will not be for the assets or any part thereof so distribute to any person of whose Debt of Claim he shall not then have had notice.
Dated this 14th day of March, One thousand nine hundred and twenty-two.
POTTS & POTTS, Broseley,
COALPORT BRIDGE.—Mr. W. Traner presided over the monthly meeting of the above committee on Tuesday, when the secretary. (Mr. C. Jones) stated that ate had received an estimate from the Cleveland Bridge and Engineering Co. for the erection of same price of which was £1,046 exclusive of floor boards; also that Hill and Smith's had promised to send revised prices. He was instructed to call a further meeting on receipt of same. He reported that if all promised subscriptions were realised they had now £1,000 towards the amount required. Mr. Taylor reported that £9 13s. 10d, had been made as a result of the draw for a pig given by Mr. W. Gough, and the secretary reported that up to now the profit from sale of calendars was about £3, and that Messrs. W. Exley and Sons had subscribed £10. It was decided to proceed with other schemes to raise the remaining money as soon as possible.
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday (Before Lard Forester (Mayor), Messrs. F. B. Smith, B. Maddox, W. Roberts, W. Bishop and J. n Barker).—Sarah Speed married woman, Iron-Bridge, was charged with obtaining 1s. 6d. by false pretences from Annie Instone with intent to cheat and defraud her of same.— Florence Taylor, Legge's Hill, Broseley, said she was working at Mrs. Instone's House, and about 5, defendant's daughter, Mary, asked her to ask Mrs. Instone if she would let her granddad have as they had no fire or bread in the house. She told Mrs. Instone, who gave her 1s. 6d., which she handed to the child. She said granddad told her to come.—Mrs. Annie In-stone, Lincoln Hill, gave corroborative evidence. — Abraham Smith, labourer, Iron-Bridge, denied he sent his daughter Sarah to Mrs. Instone. He had not had the money. P.C. Kershaw (Iron-Bridge) stated defendant admitted to him she had the money, and that she was going to make a rug for her.—Defendant was bound over in the sum of £25 for 12 months, and placed under the supervision of the police court missioner.
APPOTNTMENT.—Capt. Penn (
AT the annual Easter Conference of 'the National Union of
Teachers to be held at Torquay,
WESLEYAN CHAPEL. — Special services were held on Sunday and collections taken on behalf of the trust funds. Able sermons were delivered by the Rev, H. Kirby (Dawley), and the choir rendered special music
A KIND ACTION.— For the benefit of St. Dunstan's funds a Broseley lady has sold £4 worth of button holes from her garden the receipt of which has been acknowledged by the secretary of the hospital who thanked the lady for the very gratifying contribution of £4. The secretary hoped she would accept and convey the expression of their sincere thanks on behalf of the gallant men who will benefit by such practical interest in their welfare. They considered it very good of her to say she would continue to collect for their funds.
25th March 1922
TOWN COUNCIL.—A special meeting was held on Wednesday, Ald.
Prestage (deputy mayor) presiding.—The Deputy Mayor welcomed the two new
councillors, Messrs Murphy and Raleigh, who suitably replied. A letter was read from the Home Office, relating
to explosive regulations In the Borough, in which they requested that immediate
attention should be given to the Mater by the Council. The Town Clerk reported
that 44 licenses had been issued under the Act referred to. The Ministry Health
wrote stating that they declined to confirm the bye law passed by the Courts to
adopt the humane killer in slaughter houses in the borough. A letter was read
from the Higher Education Committee the county, asking for the names of the borough
representatives on the Board of Managers of the
OBITUARY.—Mr. Ralph Rockingham passed away at the Duke of
Wellington on Sunday at the early age of 33 years. The deceased, who had only
kept the house for about three years, had endeared himself to all with whom he
came in contact and had made many fiends. Be was badly wounded in the late war
and lately had one of his feet a amputated and from the after-effects of the
wounds he never really recovered. He took to his bed about three weeks ago and
died from haemorrhage. He was at one time a fair all-round sportsman and since
he came to the district had done much to foster sporting being chiefly
instrumental in forming the Wrekin Junior Football League; he was a member of
the Half-Moon Bowling Club. The widow and family have the sympathy of the whole
district in their sad bereavement. Ha was buried on Thursday at
A KIND TURN. — At the request of the Jackfield and Coalport Bridge Committee Mr. Holloway generously gave a free night for the benefit of the above fund on Wednesday week at his theatre, when the place was crowded, and on Wednesday he kindly did the same for the benefit of the Jackfield Band new instrument fund, when it was again well patronised. Mr. W. Tranter, chairman of the committee moved a vote thanks to Mr. Holloway.
1st April 1922
MOTHERS' UNION.— A special service was held in the
VESTRY MEETING.— On Thursday the annual vestry meeting for the purpose of appointing churchwardens and sidesmen and nominating overseers for the ensiling year was held in the schoolroom. The vicar (Rev. W. . A. Terry), who occupied the chair, thanked the churchwardens and sidesmen for their services during the past year. The churchwardens' accounts showed a credit balance of £6 3s. 11d. Colonel G. G. Heywood (Tickwood Hall) was unanimously re-elected people's warden, and the vicar stated that he had appointed Mr. J. B. Oakley (Benthall Farm) as his Warden. The following were re-appointed sidesmen:—Messrs. Wm. Cross, J. A. Barber, T. Minton, with the addition of Mr. J. Cross junr. The following were nominated overseers for the parish:- Messrs, C. O. Dyas, J B. Oakley, R. Walkinshaw, and T. Wilde.
VESTRY.—On Thursday the annual vestry was held, the Rev. A. C. Howell in the chair. Capt. Rouse-Boughten and Mr. H. J. Norgrove were appointed churchwardens. Overseers nominated were Messrs. J. Norgrove, T. Crierson, and H Hayes. This concluded the business.
VESTRY.—The Rev. A. C. Howell (rector) presided at the annual vestry on the 24th ult., when the retiring officers were thanked for their services. The rector re-appointed Dr. Collins as his warden, and Mr. J. A. Downes was also re-elected people's warden. The overseers nominated were Messrs. E. S. White, H. Davis, W. Kenyon, W. E. Price, J. E. Rowe, and W. H. Smith. The meeting was adjourned.
OBITUARY.— After a few days' illness the late Mr. T. Garbett
expired. Deceased was a prominent friendly society man, and did a lot of good
in collecting money for the hospitals. He was an ardent worker at
THE FUNERAL of Mrs. Penson took place on Wednesday at
8th April 1922
THE BAND.— At the general meeting last month it was suggested getting new instruments, and this has been followed up, and at a committee meeting held on Wednesday the secretary reported that an order had now been placed with Messrs. Boosey and Co. for 18 new instruments, silver plated, etc. Mr. Tranter (chairman) remarked that as the band were always willing to help at all local functions free he hoped the public would give them the best help possible to pay off the debt as soon as possible. A sub-committee was appointed to arrange a programme for raising the necessary funds.
Dick's Great Clearance Sale of Boots, Shoes, Slippers, and
Leggings, now on. Best quality. Real leather goods. All reduced for
ODDFELLOW'S FUNERAL. — The funeral of Mr. Thomas Garbett took Place on March 30 in the cemetery, Rev. A. C. Howell officiating at the church and the graveside. There was a large attendance of fellow workmen from Messrs. Maw's, where the late. Mr. Garbett had been employed for thirty years, also about fifty of his colleagues from the Oddfellows Friendly Society, the Hospital Sunday Committee, Flower Show Committee, Broseley Social Club, War Memorial Bridge Committee, Jackfield Brass Band Committee, Broseley War Memorial Committee were ail represented. Mr. Homer Wase took the Oddfellows portion of service at the graveside. The following contributed beautiful floral wreaths:—His beloved wife and family, Mr. and Mrs. S. Garbett and family, Mr. and Mrs. Meredith and family, Manchester; Mr. and Mrs. Beard and family, Birmingham, (late of Broseley), Doris and Amy, nieces, Gertie, Mr. and Mrs. E. Leadbetter and family, Broseley, Mr. and Mrs. Lane and family, Mr. and Mrs. Corfield and family, Mr. and Mrs. J. Colley and family, Mr. and Mrs. E. Millward, members of Broseley Social Club, Committee, of Jackfield-Coalport Memorial Bridge, Jackfield Brass Band, Broseley United Friendly Society, Committee of Pheasant Hotel Flower Show, his fellow workmen of the Press-shop.
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday, Alderman Prestage presiding.—
With reference to the Foundry. Lane drain the Surveyor expressed the opinion
that the owner should be requested to clean out the catch pit periodically.—
The meeting decided to take no action at present. Mr. Richards reported he had
fixed up the roadmen's wages from 30s. to 38s. per week. The surveyor was
instructed to attend to the
15th April 1922
Lest we forget
In loving remembrance of a clear son and brother, Pte. George Roberts, New
House, Coneybury, Broseley, believed drowned in the
Originally named the "Ortona", the
George was a private (242736) in the 5th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He is buried, or listed, on grave II. A. 10 at Syra cemetery .
is an island of the
OBITUARY.—After a brief illness the wife of Mr. F. Watkins expired on Sunday. Deceased, who was 47 years of age, was held in high esteem.
ST. DUNSTAN'S.—The district whist drive championship in connection with St. Dunstan's is fixed to be played at Broseley Town Hall on the 26th inst. The towns in. eluded are:—Bridgnorth, Alveley, Wenlock, Coalbrookdale, Dawley, Horsehay, Madeley; and Broseley. Mr. E. S. White is the organiser.
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday.—Before Lord Forester (Mayor), Ald. J. Davies and B. Maddox—The license of the Duke of Wellington, Jackfield, was transferred to Mrs. Rockingham.—The transfer of the license of the Miner's Arms, Madeley, to Mr. Gainham, was granted.—Edwin Bagnall, 48, labourer, Broseley, was charged with stealing a wooden rail at Benthall, valued £1, the property of Lord Forester.—Richard Clinton. gamekeeper, Benthall, stated the facts of the case.—Thomas Grierson, woodranger, estimated the damage at £1.—P.C. Penny, (Broseley) said defendant did no work.—Defendant denied the charge.—Ald. B. Maddox (chairman) told the defendant Lord Forester did not press the case, but he was desirous of stopping this pilfering. He would be fined £1, and ordered to pay the damage £1, or one month's imprisonment. He would he allowed 14 days to pay. Bagnall was also told if he repeated the offence, he would be liable to 12 months' imprisonment.—Lord Forester did not sit in this case.
22nd April 1922
Lest we forget
HILL—To the clear and sacred memory of our brother-in-law,
Sapper George Hill, killed in
CONCERT.—In aid of the Wesleyan Chapel renovation fund a
successful concert was given in the
ST. MARY'S.—On Easter Sunday the church was most effectively decorated throughout; the spring flowers had been arranged with considerable taste and skill by all concerned. The numbers at the early celebrations exceeded all previous figures, and there were large congregations at the sung Eucharist and evensong. The music at the Eucharist was reverently rendered by the choir, also Stainer's "They have taken away my Lord" at evensong, when the soloists were Mr. Basil Tranter and Harry Hudson. The choir was under the direction of Mr. W. and Mr. Gerald Edge accompanied the services at the organ. The collections for the day more than doubled the average amount of previous years.
THE FUNERAL of the wife of Mr. J. Watkins took place on
Thursday at the
CANTATA.—At All Saints' Church on Good Friday an augmented choir gave Stainer's cantata "Crucifixion". There was a good congregation. Mr. F. S. Francis (tenor) sang with great taste and precision. Messrs. W. Davies and J. W. Price gave distinction in the bass solos. The singing of -the great choir was a tribute to Mr. W. Davies's efforts as conductor, whilst Miss Watkis accompanied on the organ.
CHILDREN'S CONCERT.—The members of the Young Leaguers Union
of the Broseley Branch in connection with the National Children's Home and
Orphanage, of which Mr. J. A. Hartshorne is the local secretary gave two
delightful entertainments at the
THE DEATH of Mrs. Stevenson took place Saturday after a prolonged illness. Deceased who was 76 years old, was the wife of Mr Geo. Stevenson, ex-borough surveyor. Deceased was buried on Tuesday in the churchyard.
29th April 1922
COURT LEET.— This, one of the oldest institutions in county,
held its annual meeting on Tuesday at the Old Court House, the residence of
Mrs. Smith. The Steward (Mr. F. H. Potts) having called the amercement roll,
the following constables were elected for the year:—Messrs. H. Roberts
(Broseley), W. H. Meredith (Jackfield), R. Clinton (Benthall), R. Smith
A CONCERT was given in the Congregational Sunday School by the children, on the 20th inst., in aid of Renovation Fund. Mr. Marsh, Bridgnorth presided. The following programme was well rendered:.—Pianoforte solo, Miss L Jones; action song, "Dolly's Washing Day"; song, Mr. L. Walmsley; action song, "Little Soldiers"; sketch :"Dreamland"; song, Miss B. Corfield; duet, Miss J. Taylor and Mr. A. Gittings; recitation, Miss E. Goodall; sang, Dolly Jones; sketch, "Tilley O'Toole" by S. Madeley, M. Shaw and N. Denstone; pianoforte solo, Mrs. N. Williams; song, Miss L. Jones; action song, "Drunkards"; recitation, Miss E. Goodall; duet, Misses L Jones and Corfield; action song, "Dolly's Tea Party"; sketch, "Ionquilla's Necklace"; song, Jenny Denstone; action song by elder girls. It was again repeated on the 21st inst, Mr. Madeley presiding. The training of the children reflected great credit on their teachers, Misses E. Goodall, B. Corfield and L. Jones (accompanist)
ST. MARY'S EASTER VESTRY AND PAROCHIAL CHURCH MEETING were held in the Institute on the 20th inst. The Rector (Rev. C. R. Hollis) presided and nominated Mr. Hearn as his warden. Much to the regret of the meeting, Mr. Perkins particularly requested to be relieved of his office, as he felt the immediate need of more leisure. So Mr. J. A. Smith, who kindly consented to act, was unanimously elected parish warden. The accounts made up and audited to Dec. 31 showed good balances and were duly passed; a report was also given of the work of the Church Council during the past year. The representatives elected to the ruridecanal conference were Messrs. Hearn, Hudson, Hollis, G. S. Williams, Miss Jones, and Mrs. A. Smith. Mr. Hearn was chosen as representative to the diocesan conference. The Church Council auditors and sidemen for the coining year were also appointed. Votes of thanks to the churchwarden:- (Messrs. Hearn and Perkins), Mr. Dodd Mr. Ball. Mr. T. J. Hearn, Miss Hollis, and the auditors (Messrs. G. Roe and T. J. Hearn) were carried, together with one to the Rector for his work as chairman.
6th May 1922
and district orchestra, of which Mr. R. Candlin is an able leader, gave their
first concert in the Town Hall on Monday, which was well patronised. The
execution by the hand was realty brilliant and the audience showed, their
appreciation by rapturous applause. “The Motor Ride" was particularly good.
Mr. Tom Griffiths conducted with conspicuous ability, whilst Mr. W. J. Hawkins
proved a skilful accompanist. The singing of the local glee party (Messrs. A. and
ANNIVERSARY.- The Old Baptist Sunday School Anniversary was held on Sunday, when three able. sermons were.. preached by Mr. R. N. Moore, of Madeley. Special singing of the children reflected credit on the trainer and conductor, Mr. R. Tonkis (supt.). Mrs. Ellis Clarke was an excellent accompanist. The event was in every way a great success.
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday,— Ald.. J. Nicklin presiding.—Mr.
F. W. Derry (town clerk) reported there was a debit balance on the general district
and water rates of £870; last year the amount was £1,236, so they were better
off today. Mr. Herbert told the meeting that there was no notifiable infectious
disease in the district. He also reported a number of nuisances, and the usual
orders were made. With reference to Mr. C. R. Jones's application re drain at
Fox lane, two delegates were appointed to visit the place and give their
sanction for the repair or otherwise. The surveyor (Mr. Richards) reported that
his expenditure for the past month was £109 19s. 11d. There were four tenders
received for scavenging the town, viz.,
Mr. S. W. Instone £42, Mr. H. M. Ball £44, Mr. J. Oakley £56, and
PRESENTATION.—On April 28 the local Prize Band were presented
with new set of Boosey instruments, silver plated, with cases. Ald. J. Nickin in making the presentation,
referred to the good work done by the band for local affairs, and recalled the
time when the band was instituted in 1894, and said he was pleased to see that
the interest then taken had been followed up with such success ass to he now in
possession of a set of the best instruments made by the very best makers. He
said he must congratulate the band on having a good committee, who had undertaken
to raise the money (about £340), and he hoped the members and general public
would give them all the help possible. Mr. Tranter moved a vote of thanks to
Mr. and Mr W. T. Hudson seconded, and it was carried. The band gave a short
concert in good style, conducted by Mr.
J Wilde. The cornet solo "A Perfect Day" and euphonium solo "
A PRETTY WEDDING took place on Monday at
13th May 1922
Jackfield Prize Band will parade the streets, Saturdays, May 20 and 27; also Concert in the Square, Sunday, May 14th. -Collections for New Instrument Fund.
SPORTS.—The annual sports meeting was held on May 5 with Mr. H. Powell in the chair. It was decided to hold the sports meeting on a Saturday in August. Lord Forester (Mayor) was elected president, Mr. H. H. Powell chairman, Messrs. L. Harris and I. Cross secretaries. It is anticipated that the sports will be confined to residents in the borough of Wenlock.
PETTY SESSIONS. Tuesday, before Councillors J. H.A. Whitley
(chairman), W. Bishop. W. Roberts, and Ald. B. Maddox.—John W. Greenhalgh, beerhouse-keeper,
Linley Brook, was charged with riding a bicycle without lights by P.C. Dodd
(Jackfield). Defendant pleaded guilty and was fined 5s.— Joseph Cox, railway
crossing keeper, Strethill, Iron-Bridge, was charged with keeping a dog without
a license. P.C. Ewels (Iron-Bridge) proved the case, and defendant. who did not
appear, was fined 7s. 6d.—Mary Newton Wall, MarriedWoman, Little Wenlock, was
fined 7s.. 6d. for keeping a dog without a license. P.C. Weston (Little
Wenlock) proved the case.—Philip Joseph Hall, labourer, was charged with riding
a bicycle without a light by Sergt. Lovatt (Much Wenlock). Defendant pleaded
guilty and was fined 5s.—William Henry Northall, cowman, Madeley, was charged
with stealing a piece of timber, value 2s. 6d.. the property of E. Finch, timber
haulier, Madeley. Mr. Finch said the pole was taken from the Blest's Hill
Coppice and was his property. George Pickering, Madeley, stated he went down
BAZAAR.—A two-days' bazaar was on Wednesday opened in the Town Hall by Mrs. Heywood (Tickwood Hall) in the absence of Mrs. Rouse Boughton (Linley Hall), who was ill. The Rev. A. C. Howell (rector) introduced Mrs. Heywood and stated the proceeds of a bazaar were in aid of structural alterations to the Town Hall, which needed renovation. After the bazaar had been declared open Mr. A. C. Downes (warden) proposed a vote of thanks to Mrs. Heywood, which was carried with applause. The well-laden stalls were in charge of Miss Potts (2). Mrs. F. H. Potts. Mrs. T. Powell. Mrs. Howells. (Field House). Mrs. Thorn-Pudsey, Mrs. Prestage, and Miss Collins, Mrs. G. Potts, and Mrs. B. S. White. There were several sideshows and competitions, which added to the brightness of the event. Messrs. W. Davis and F. S. Francis superintended the musical arrangements. Selections were given by the Iron-Bridge Orchestra (conducted by T. Griffiths), the local glee party, whilst songs were contributed by Miss Winnie Wood, Miss Flo Millward. Mr. Mrs. W. Davies, and a piano solo by Miss Watkis. There was not a moment. and a committee of ladies, with Dr. G. D. Collins and Mr. A. C. Downes (wardens) are to be congratulated on their successful efforts. The takings on Wednesday amounted to £133.
CONCERT.- By the Free Bridge on Sunday evening, the local prize band, with their new silver instruments, gave a delightful concert, under the able directorship of Mr J. Wylde. A large crowd contributed to the band funds.
20th May 1922
POLICE COURT, Saturday, before Messrs. F. R. Smith and J.
Nicklin.— Arthur Richard Shaw Corner, a one-legged ex-service man, and by trade
a watch-maker, a native of London, was brought up in custody charged with
leaving his wife and two children chargeable to the Madeley poor-law
institution. — P.C. Weston (Little Wenlock) gave evidence as to the arJst of
DANCE—The local Prize Band held the first of a series of dances in aid of the new instrument fund at The Gymnasium Room, Jackfield (kindly lent by Messrs. Maw & Co., Ltd.), and considering the uncertain weather it was a great success, about 50 being present. The Band supplied the music and the buffet was in the capable hands of the Ladles' Committee, composed of Mesdames Tranter, Keates, Hearn, Wilson, Perkins and Lewis, and proved a profitable asset. Mr. C. Jones was a capable M.C.
27th May 1922
AFTER FIVE YEARS.— Lance-Corpl. John Griffiths, was in 1917 wounded in the Battle of Ypres, and last week in a Birmingham Hospital Dr. Stewart extracted the German bullet which had been in his leg five years. He is making steady progress. He joined the army at the outbreak of the war.
ANNIVERSARY. — The Congregationalists celebrated their Sunday
school anniversary on Sunday and was as usual well attended. The collections
taken on behalf of the school funds amounted to £9 5s. Mr. W. H. Hudson of
3rd June 1922
St Mary's. Whit-Sunday. Special Preachers at Sung Eucharist and Evensong, Rev. H. T. Valentine. Collections for U.M.C.A.
The present year being the jubilee of the incorporation of
Craven Dunnill and Co., Ltd., wall and floor tile manufacturers, the board of
directors decided, on the recommendation of their managing director, Mr F. C.
Howells, to celebrate the occasion by giving all their employees some form of entertainment.
With this in view a meeting of the staff and workers generally was, some little
time ago, convened, and suggestions invited as to what form they would like the
celebration to take. Several suggestions were put forward and finally an excursion
Birkenhead was reached in good time and by 9:30 the party had
crossed over to
The secretary of the company, Mr. J. A. Yorke, proposed the health of the chairman and his co-directors, and spoke of the very successful manner in which the affairs, of the Company had progressed under their very able direction and also mentioned the fact that not only had the Company had the benefit of their wide business experience and ability, but in addition these gentlemen came forward with financial help at a time when it was greatly needed. The toast was splendidly received and Mr. Yates, in reply, thanked the assembly for the very hearty manner in which they had received it, remarking that the directors worked very harmoniously together and that they had always been very pleased to acquiesce in any suggestions that were brought forward for the successful conduct of the business and the welfare of ail concerned.
The chairman proposed the health of Mr. F. C. Howells, and in an eulogistic speech congratulated him on the excellent way in which he carried out his duties as managing director. He had known Mr. Howells for about 25 years and had always known him to be a hard worker; he had the fullest confidence in his ability. Therefore he had no qualms on the subject of investing his money in the Company when approached to do so by him. He also spoke in the highest praise of the work accomplished by Mr. Howells in retrieving the fortunes of the Company. Mr. Yates coupled the name of Mrs. Howells with that of Mr. Howells, remarking that he knew she had been a great help to him by giving inspiration and encouragement at a time when ho greatly needed it. The toast was enthusiastically received and accompanied with musical honours.
Mr. Howells, on rising to respond, was visibly affected at the warmth of his reception, which, he said, had completely overwhelmed him, and he scarcely knew how to thank the chairman for his very kind remarks, and the assembly for the exceptionally hearty manner in which they had received the toast and drank his health and that of his wife. He was very sorry indeed that Mrs. Howells was not well enough to be present and he assured them she also was very disappointed, for certainly if she could have possibly been there she would have been. He then referred to the exceptionally bad conditions of trade and the gloomy aspect prevailing at the time the present directors took over the management of the Company and the serious loss sustained during the war years, and expressed his gratitude and thanks to his friends the directors and shareholders generally for the confidence and the unstinted support they had given him during the depressing times through which they had struggled to success. He much regretted the present unsatisfactory state of the tile trade and ventured to say that in normal times it had never been worse. Consequently he was very sorry it was not possible to find full time employment for all departments. Never the less he felt they had reason to be pleased with their position when compared with that of the other tile manufacturers. There were signs of improvement, but he feared the progress would be rather slow for some little time. Referring to the success of the Company, he remarked that he could achieve little by himself, but with the united assistance of all the employees he believed he could accomplish much and he would take that opportunity of asking them to put their shoulders to the wheel and to do all they could to assist him to further success, and in return he would do ally he possibly could to help them. He was pleased to say, and he was sure they would be glad to know, that his co-directors were just as anxious for the welfare of all their workpeople as for their own and that they were certainly out to do the best they could for everybody in their employ. He said: One thing I want you all to do is to carefully watch and guard against wastefulness. I always endeavour to impress the importance of this upon you. Another thing is to avoid carelessness in your work. These are two very important matters and cannot be over-emphasised, for when observed they tend greatly to the success of any firm. I do not wish to make any rash promises, but I am going to make one which is, that if you will do your duty in future, I will endeavour to persuade my co-directors to give you an outing annually and I believe I shall succeed in this." In concluding, Mr. Howells said:—"At the moment I call to mind one or two of our old-employees I should like to have seen with us today. Our old carpenter, John Smith, for one, and Ted Lister for another. Unfortunately their absence is due to sickness, for which I am very sorry. I assure you that nothing could possibly have given me greater pleasure than I have experienced in meeting you on this occasion and again I express my sincere thanks to Mr. Yates for the very kind remarks he made when proposing my health and that of my wife and also to you, ladies and gentlemen, for the hearty manner in which you received them."
The toast "The Employees" was proposed by Mr.
Edwards, director, who spoke of the distress it caused him to see the low wages
that were being paid in the district at the time the works were taken over by
the new management. He, however, was very glad to see that matters had been
very much improved in this direction and also spoke of the pleasure it gave him
to be present that day and hoped it would be possible to repeat the excursion
next year. Messrs. J. H. Owen (
Mr. Howells proposed the health of the visitors, coupling the names of Messrs. Flavell and Bagley. In replying, Mr. Flavell expressed the pleasure it had given him to be present that day and said that their policy was not to destroy was called capitalism, but to get to get the work people to pull together in harmony with the management and as the name of their name implied they desired their members to be workers and had no sympathy with the man who would not work. Mr. Bagley also supported Mr. Flavell in his remarks.
This concluded the toasts and the assembly broke up and
proceeded to visit the various places of amusement in New -Brighton and to view
the May horse parade in
It may be mentioned that, in addition to defraying the railway expenses, every employee was entertained to lunch and tea and also received a full day's wage. A savings club was started in November last of which, practically all employees became members, with the result that a substantial amount was distributed the day before the excursion.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH.—Continuation services were held on Sunday the preacher being Mr. A. Marsh of Oldbury. Anniversary hymns were repeated by the children and choir, and a solo was rendered by Miss Mabel Denstone. The conductor was Mr. Thomas Denstone, and the organist Miss L. Jones.
POLICE COURT, Thursday (Before Councillor W. Roberts).—Ralph Keay and Arthur Rhodes, inmates of the Madeley Poor Law Institution, were brought up in custody charged with absconding from the institution with the workhouse clothes, value £3 19s. 6d.—The Master, Mr. Hopley, stated he sent the youths to work in the garden, and when he went later into the garden to see how they were going on, he found they had decamped with the clothes.—P-C. Kershaw stated he arrested the prisoners that morning, and charged them with the offence, which they admitted.— They were bound over in the sum of £5 to be of good behaviour for six months. They returned to the house.
CRICKET.- The great match between Mr. Darlington’s XI. and Benthall was played on May 31st. at Benthall, when Benthall won by the margin of four runs.
10th June 1922
BURIAL BOARD.—Dr. G. O. Collins pre- sided at a meeting of this board, when the business transacted was of a purely formal character
SOCIAL CLUB.— The anniversary was celebrated on Tuesday in the form of a dance on the green, which was well at- tended. Mr, J. Lister's jazz band supplied the music, and Mr. L. Lloyd officiated as M.C..
DANCE.—Under the auspices of the local cricket club, a successful dance was held this week on the cricket flat. Mr. S. Ashwood was a capable M.C., whilst Mr. L. Dixon supplied spirited music. Mr. P. Jones was an up-to-date secretary. The proceeds were in aid of the club.
ANNIVERSARY.—On Sunday Birch
Meadow Street Baptist Sunday school held their 108th anniversary, when
two very able sermons were preached by Pastor W. C. Plail of Ebenezer Chapel,
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday.—Ald. D. L. Prestage
presided.—Mr. Herbert reported a nuisance at Hockley, complained of at the last
meeting, had now been abated.—Mrs. Johnstone attended the meeting, and
complained of a nuisance existing in Simpson's Lane, the smell being very
offensive. Inspector Herbert and Mr. A. Davis were instructed to visit the
place, and report at the next meeting. — The surveyor (Mr. Richards) reported
that his expenditure for the past month was £23 9s. To repair a portion of
I should like to call attention of the powers that be to the disgraceful state of the Broseley district roads. There are nettles, docks and dandelions, to say nothing of other rubbish growing a foot high in some of the streets. Surely this is not what we are paying about 17s. in the pound for. Water courses arc choked up, not having been cleaned out for a considerable time. If there are a few bricks loose or a drain stopped, then we have an expensive bricklayer put to do it. Forty years ago, when the rate was about 2s. 8d. in the pound, the district roads were better than they are to-day, and there were three men employed at 15s. per week to do it. Today we have 7 men at from 30s. to 36s.. per week. No wonder our rates keep going up.
FAIR PLAY TO THE RATEPAYERS.
17th June 1922
I was glad to see that someone has nerve enough to write about the state of Broseley roads which are rightly termed "disgraceful." It is getting a habit with most people, I daresay, to look out carefully for the many pitfalls in walking through the streets in order to avoid sprained ankles, and in wet weather to avoid wading through the pools on some of the pavements. It is difficult for a mere man to understand why roadmen spend so much time in the roads between Broseley and Jackfield, in trimming up the roadside and cutting the grass and brambles in the hedgeside instead of spending more time weeding along the pavements of Broseley streets. I have known a load of ashes to remain in our streets twelve months until after being trodden hard by the boys it has been flattened out and finally assumed a bump in the road. The drain in our street which of course lies on top of the road is full of holes and the accumulated sewerage is beautifully scented these hot days, and we take turns to do the roadman's work, for be is not seen in our street half-a-dozen times in the year. A roadman did sweep this particular drain down a few days ago and we all gaped in astonishment, but as he is a new roadman it is probably the new broom which sweeps clean, and we shall not see him again for an indefinite period. I suppose it has become customary for ratepayers to protest that they get nothing for the rates they pay, but a very casual inspection of Broseley streets will convince anyone that little of the money spent on them is justified by the results.
I am pleased to see someone has drawn attention to the state of Broseley roads and also to the question of the rates, which are much too high. Frequently when going about the place I have heard chance remarks as “What do we get for the rates? Look at the roads." The roads are far worse than some country lanes, and deep ruts make them most unsafe for all kinds of traffic. One of these ruts was noticed a short time ago to be filled up with loose soil, which had a goodly collection of grass blades, etc. mixed with it—sweeping from the roadside which the roadman or someone had evidently deposited there, no doubt unconsciously sowing seeds which would produce docks and dandelions similar to those which ‘Fairplay’ writes about. Interested ratepayers should look to this matter by forming a ratepayers' association with little delay. A RESIDENT.
"Fair Play to the Ratepayers" says he should like to call the attention of the powers that be to the disgraceful state of the Broseley district roads, and asks if this is what we are paying 17s in the pound for. He also says that if there are a few loose bricks about or a drain stopped then we have an expensive bricklayer put to do it. It seems to me that "Fair Play" doesn't understand that bricklaying is really a bricklayer's work and not a roadman's. He goes on to say that forty years ago, when the rates were about 2s. 8d. in the pound, the district roads were much better than they are today, and there were only three men employed, at 15s. per week, to do it. My reply to this is that it was not done, only a part "Fair Play" says that today we have seven men at from 30s. to 36s. per week. Now I think that "Fair Play" is either guessing or dreaming. He may as well wake up and put his hand out and feel where he is, as his statements are misleading to others. I don't know where he has been to count the seven men he mentions, he must have got across the boundary into another ward, for they cannot be found in this. There have been two extra men on for a month or two, ditching, aiding and repairing, drains, etc.; doing work that those three fifteen shilling a were men could not and did not get through during the last 40 years. The reason is that each man had more miles of road than he could properly do. That is the cause of the present state of the roads.
FAIR PLAY TO THE ROADMEN.
APPOINTMENT.—Mr. L. G. Harris has been appointed secretary of the Rose and Sharon, Lady Forester Lodge of Oddfellows, in place of Mr. Bagnall, who has left the district.
SERVICE.—On Sunday the war memorial in All Saints' Church was
dedicated by the Bishop of Hereford. The memorial, which takes the form of a
finely executed oak panel, is situated near the organ and bears the following
inscription —"To the glory of God, and in grateful memory of the men of
Broseley who made the supreme sacrifice in the Great War. 1914 —1919. 'Their
name liveth for evermore' 'Eccles. xiiv. 14)"; together with the names of
the 51 men of the town who fell in the service of their country. The service
commenced with the hymn. "Stand up, stand up for Jesus," and the
special Psalm chosen for the occasion was the cxxx. The special lessons were
read by Mr. J. Nicklin. After the prayers following the "Nunc Dimittis,"
the bishop, clergy and choir marched in procession to the memorial, singing the
hymn, "O valiant hearts," at the conclusion of which Pte. John Bowen
(M.M. and bar) unveiled the tablet The Bishop then dedicated the tablet. Then
followed the "Last Post" and "The Reveille." sounded by
three hunters of the Boy Scouts. The procession than retired, singing "Let
saints on earth in concert sing with those whose work is done." after
which the Bishop gave a most impressive address, stating that it would be a day
long remembered in the lives of those who had taken part in the service. The
memorial in the first place was to remind them of the heroic self-sacrifice of
the men who had given their lives that the homes of others might he safe: that
it was an expression of thanks and gratitude to these men and that it stood as
a challenge to others not to he unworthy of the sacrifice that had been made
for them. The hymn, "For all the saints who from their labours rest,"
was sung: and after the Bishop had pronounced the Benediction the service (a
most solemn and memorable one) was concluded by the singing of a verse of the
National Anthem. The service was conducted by the Rev. A. C. Howell (rector).
There was a large congregation. The memorial was designed and executed by
Messrs. Blower and Son,
G.F.S. FESTIVAL. — The
Much Wenlock branch of the Girls' Friendly Society held its festival on
Saturday, when about 30 hers from Broseley, 15 from Coalbrookdale, and 30 from
Wenlock, journeyed to Willey Hall, which was kindly placed at the disposal of
the branch by Lord Forester. Excellent arrangements were made by the local secretary,
Mrs. Prestage, and the party was in charge of Mrs. Hayward (Tickwood), Miss
Potts, and Mrs. Fox Edwards and Mrs. Hughes (Coalbrookdale). On arrival, a
short service was conducted by the Rev. Warner in
24th June 1922
AS regards what was done on the roads about 40 years ago, the three men not only kept the roads better but they broke all the stone, which was carted whole and broken by them where it was put on. As regards guessing or dreaming about seven men, they don't, find it a dream when pay day comes and the seven men turn up for their wages should like to know what one of our councillors thought when he went down Mill Lane last week and saw one of the residents cutting the, docks off with a- brushing hook cutting. I wonder if be would like it in front of his residence.
Docks, thistles and nettles grow in Broseley streets, and they are nearly a yard high now.
FAIR PLAY TO THE RATEPAYERS.
Whilst the rates go up the condition of tire roads goes down. If anyone knows of a place where the rates are 17s. in the pound and they have such wretched roads as we have around Broseley, I should like to hear of it. Whilst the people of Broseley have every reason for grumbling at the scanty attention their roads receive, I should say that in some parts of Jackfield there are still stronger grounds for complaint. I think it might safely be said that there are children attending school in Jackfield who have never yet seen any roadmen at work on the roads near their homes.
The mysterious part of this road question is that certain parts of the local roads receive attention whilst others do not. To take a concrete case: Why should the stretch of road near the Jackfield Rectory be left in such a disgraceful state, whilst the road leading from the Foresters Arms to Caughley gets preferential treatment?
Might I suggest that at the next Council meeting these points be dealt with?
CONCERT.-The local band on Sunday gave a delightful promenade concert near the Boat Inn which was thoroughly enjoyed. Mr. J. Wylde, as usual, conducted. A collection was taken for the new instrument fund.
CHOIR SERMONS.—The collections taken at St Mary's Church on Sunday were in of the choir fund. The Rev, C. R. Hollis (rector) Preached at the morning service and the Rev. W. A. Warner (Rector of Willey) at evensong. Special music was rendered by the choir, including the anthems. "I will pray the father", and "Sun of my Soul", the solos being ably rendered by Master H. Hudson (soprano), and Mr. Basil Tranter (baritone). Mrs. G. Edge presided at the organ. The collections were over £5.
PROPOSED FOOTBRIDGE.—Through the untiring energies of the
Bridge Committee, of which Mr. W. Tranter is chairman and Mr. C. Jones
secretary, a start has this week been made to erect a footbridge across the
PETTY SESSIONS, Thursday before Messrs. J. Nicklin (chairman), .W. Roberts, and J. Davies.—Ralph Keay and Arthur Rhodes, inmates of the Madeley Poor-law institution. Were charged with stealing 11s. 9d. in money belonging to another inmate, Richard Dodd.- Dodd said he was engaged looking after the pigs. He hid the money in a tin box in !the piggeries. On the 30th ult. he went to the pig-sty and missed the box and money. He told the master:—Samuel: Hopley (master) said he suspected the two youths, who absconded the same day. He gave infuriation to Inspector Barber. When the defendants returned he found 10s , the box, and cigarettes in their possession.—P.C., Kershaw (Iron-Bridge) said he interviewed the defendants, who acknowledged they had the money and admitted spending some.— Defendants pleaded guilty.—The Chairman told them they had a narrow escape of being sent to prison. They woul bound over in the sum of to be of good behaviour for the next six months. The money was ordered to be returned to Dodd --Agnes Hill, Homer, Much Wenlock, was charged with assaulting. Mary Eliza Gibbons, married Woman of the same place.—Gibbons stated she lived at 29. Homer and on the 7th just after 10 o'clock at night, she was returning from the when defendant threw a stone at her which hit her on the back. She then threw some water over her. Defendant met her again and- threw brick-ends at her. She also made a grab at her bucket and the water went over her. Defendant also threw stones at her and blackened her eye.—George Mullard, a Homer holder, gave corroborative evidence.—Hill did not appear and was fined 10s. and 5s. costs, in default 14, days' imprisonment.
SABBATH SCHOOL.— The Wesleyans held their Sabbath school anniversary
on Sunday. Special hymns sung by scholars and choir were thoroughly enjoyed and
reflected credit on the trainer and conductor, Mr. T. A. Hartshorne. Mrs A.
Harris skilfully accompanied on the organ. Rev. W. H. Totty (
1st July 1922
"Fair Play to the Ratepayers" still sticks to it that there are seven men on these roads. This I deny. Of the seven men he has mentioned four have been working in the Barrow ward, and their wages were paid by that department, and not by the Broseley ratepayers
As regards "Another Ratepayer's" letter, he asks: "Why should the stretch of road near Jackfield Rectory be left in such a disgraceful state whilst the Caughley road gets preferential treatment". This last-named road is in the Barrow district, and it is up to the Barrow Council to decide what treatment their roads shall get, without consulting the Broseley ratepayers.
8th July 1922
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday Before Alder man J. Davies (chairman)
and J. Nicklin.— Two little Broseley girls, aged 12 and 8, were charged with
stealing 1s. belonging to Caroline Elizabeth Humphries, Broseley The elder
defendant was bound over in the sum of £5 to be of good behaviour for 12
months. The other defendant was discharged.- Saml. William Instone, farmer,
Woodlands, Broseley, was changed with allowing three cattle to stray in
When shopping in Iron-Bridge, don't forget to leave your Watch, Clock and Jewellery Repairs with G. A. Davies, High Street, Iron-Bridge Satisfaction guaranteed.
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday.—Ald. D. L. Prestage
presided.—Mr. Herbert reported the district free from notifiable infectious
disease He also reported a number of nuisances and the usual orders were made.—The
Clerk (Mr. Devy) reported a debit balance on the general and water rate accounts
of £864 15s. 3d.—Alderman Nicklin remarked that their position was considerably
better than last year.—The Surveyor (Mr. Richards) told the meeting that his
expenditure last month amounted to £23 7s. 6d.—The Surveyor was instructed to
improve the draining in Simpson's Lane, as be suggested, the result of a motion
moved by Mr. J. Davies, supported by Alderman Nicklin.—With reference to repairing
the Red Lane the meeting regretted they could not accept the responsibility of
repairing this road.—Mr. Callear (engineer) stated that he had completed the
Jackfield crossing extension. There had been a break on the three distribution
BRITTON—In loving memory of T. H. Britton. Broseley, killed July 14th, 1916. "The world may change from year to year, and friends from day to day; But never will the one we love from memory pass away". From mother, father and brothers.
Thomas Henry Britton
was a private in the 7th Bn. King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, service number
19547. He was 22 when he died and was the son of James Edward and Lucy Britton
He is recorder at the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Pier and Fave 12A and 12D. This is in the Somme France.
On 1 July 1916,
supported by a French attack to the south, thirteen divisions of Commonwealth
forces launched an offensive on a line from north of Gommecourt to Maricourt.
Despite a preliminary bombardment lasting seven days, the German defences were
barely touched and the attack met unexpectedly fierce resistance. Losses were
catastrophic and with only minimal advances on the southern flank, the initial
attack was a failure. In the following weeks, huge resources of manpower and
equipment were deployed in an attempt to exploit the modest successes of the
first day. However, the German Army resisted tenaciously and repeated attacks
and counter attacks meant a major battle for every village, copse and farmhouse
gained. At the end of September, Thiepval was finally captured. The village had
been an original objective of 1 July. Attacks north and east continued
throughout October and into November in increasingly difficult weather conditions.
Don't Forget J. B. Dickin and Co.'s Great Annual Clearance
Sale Commences on Friday Next, Feb. 24th. The Greatest
TOWN HALL.—In aid of the funds of the new memorial bridge for Jackfield and Coalport, a whist drive and dance was held on Wednesday in the above hall. The capable M:C.'s 'were . Messre H. Southern and L. Ashwood, and Mr. L. Dixon supplied the music.
HOMING SOCIETY.— Under
the auspices of this society, a show of racing pigeons and cage birds was held
at the Pheasant Hotel on Saturday, and was in every respect a success. Mr. H.
H. Powell, who takes a keen interest in the society, was a capable judge,
whilst the secretarial duties were ably discharged by Mr. G. Cadwallader. The awards were:—Pigeons, Cock
bred prior to 1921-1 Wall. 2 Pope, 3 Hollins. Hen (ditto)-1 and special for
best hen Davies, 2 Cadwallader, 3 Wall. Cock, rung 1921-1 and 2 Wall, 3
Instone. Hen rung 1921-1-and 3 Wall, 2 Hollins. Cock 1921-1 and -special (best
cock, to show best flights) Wall, 2 Cadwallader, 3 Wall. Hen, 1921, to show
best flights-1 and 2 Wall, 3
SUDDEN DEATH. —There passed away early on Sunday morning a
respectable inhabitant in the person of Mr. George Gilbert at his residence in
LICENSING SESSIONS, Tuesday, before Lord Forester (Mayor), Ald.
Prestage, J. Davies, B. Maddox, and Messrs. Whitley, Bishop, and
Williams.—Supt: Phillips presented his annual report, which slated that there
were in the Borough of Wenlock 56 fully-licensed houses, 24 beerhouses (on),
2 beerhouses (off), and 8 grocers' licenses (off) , total 90 an addition of one
"off" license, which was
granted at the adjourned licensing meeting last year, for a wine license at a
chemist's shop at Broseley. There were also two registered clubs, an increase
of one club, this having been registered last year, The population of the borough
was 15,241 (census 1911), which gave an average of 186 persons to each licensed
house. This did not include the grocers' licenses. During the year ended 31st
December, 1921, 11 persons had been proceeded against for drunkenness and convicted.
The convictions foe drunkenness for the three previous years were as
follow:-1918 1, 1919 0, 1920 12. During the year one licensed person had been
proceeded against for an offence under the Licensing Act, and was ordered, to
pay costs. With this exception the houses had been conducted satisfactorily. At
the adjourned meeting on 1st March 1921, the license of the
22nd July 1922
R. A. Instone and Son, Family-Grocers, The Square, are Agents for the celebrated Drew's Self-Raising Flour, which has over 60 years' reputation.
A DANCE was held on the Lord Hill
WHIST DRIVE.—A successful whist drive and dance were held on
Monday on the beautiful grounds of the Broseley Social Club. The prizes for the
whist were kindly given by Dr. and Mrs. Boon, and were won by:—Ladies-1 Mr. E.
Instone (playing as lady), 2 Miss Maggie Edwards.
HOSPITAL SUNDAY.—The annual meeting of the United Friendly Societies Committee was held on Monday, when the following were appointed into office for the year:—Mr. J. Watkins (chairman) Mr. J, Wylde (vice-chairman), Mr. J. Burns treasurer, and Mr. T. Minton secretary. It was decided to hold the Hospital Sunday on the third Sunday in September.
29th July 1920
THE NEW BRIDGE.—Mr. W. Tranter presided at a meeting of this committee on Monday, when the secretary, Mr. C. Jones, reported that the amount standing to their credit was £969 7s. Owing to the state of trade, the promised subscriptions were not likely to all come in and he estimated that about £40 would be required to be raised quickly as the bridge would he completed early in August. He was instructed to write several people about subscriptions and to call a further meeting next week for report of same.
BOROUGH COUNCIL, Wednesday.—Lord Forester (mayor) presided: A
letter was read from Miss. Johnson (Little Wenlock) thanking the council for
their expression at sympathy in the loss of her father, Rev. Johnson.—The
finance committee recommended that tenders be obtained for the renovation of
the municipal building at Iron-Bridge and also the police station, the tenders
to be submitted to a sub-committee. The finance committee also recommended that
£20 be reduced from the sanitary inspector's bonus. On the motion of the Mayor,
the report was adopted.—Lord Forester proposed that a borough rate of l½d. in
the pound be levied. The town clerk (Mr. Derry) stated that £294 16s. 11d. was
required to he raised by a rate. Ald. Maddox seconded the motion which was
agreed to.—A resolution from Cleobury Mortimer MC, protesting against the proposal
of the County Council to contribute from the rates toward the cost of widening
5th August 1922
BROSELEY UNITED FRIENDLY
SPORTS AND CARNIVAL
President--RT. HON. LORD FORESTER.
Will be held
ON THE OLD SPORTS GROUND,
ON SATURDAY, AUGUST 19th, 1922.
Open to the
120 yards flat handicap—1st £2, 2nd. £1, 3rd 10s.
220 yards fiat handicap- 1st £2, 2nd £1, 3rd 10s.
Half-mile flat handicap-1st. £2, 2nd £1, 3rd 10s.
One mile flat handicap—lit Coalport China Bowl, 2nd 3rd 10s.
High jump-1st 2nd 10s.
Long jump—lst 2nd 10s.
Events Open to the Parishes of Broseley, Jackfield, Benthall, Willey, Barrow and Linley:
80 yards boys' race, ages 7 to 10 years-
100 yards boys' race, ages 10 to 12 years-
120 yards boys' race, ages 12 to 16 years-
1st prize 10s., 2nd 5s., 3rd 2s. 6d.
80 yards girls' race, ages 7 to 10 years-
100 yards girls' race, ages 10 to 12 years-
120 yards girls' race, ages 12 to 16 years-
1st prize 10s., 2nd 5s., 3rd 2s. 6d.
Obstacle race, open to residents in borough of Wenlock-1st £2, 2nd £1, 3rd 10s.
PONY RACES, OPEN TO THE BOROUGH OF WENLOCK:
1st race (ponies 13-2 hands and under)-1st 50s., 2nd 30s.
2nd race (ponies over 13-2 and under 14-2 harms)- lst 50s., 2nd 30s.
3rd race (ponies any height)-1st 50s., 2nd 30s.
(All Ponies must have been the property of the person in whose name it is entered at least one month prior to the day of the Sports).
First Race Two o'clock prompt.
Entrance Fees: 1s. each event, or 3s. for four; Obstacle race, 1s.; Children's races, 3d. each; Pony races, 5s. each pony for each event.
All Entries Close First Post Saturday, August 12th, 1922.
NOTE.—All Fees must accompany Entry Forms to
I. CROSS, 51,
Will Play Selections during the Afternoon and for Dancing, from 6 to 9 in the Evening.
Admission to Dancing Enclosure 6d. extra; Reserved Enclosure 6d. extra.
Entrance to Ground, 8d. (including Tax).
For details of Carnival, see Small Bills.
BROSELEY (PHEASANT HOTEL)
President—RT. HON, LORD FORESTER
4TH ANNUAL SHOW
Will be held on
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2nd to 4th, 1922. Proceeds in aid of Hospitals.
G. TAYLOR, Hon. Secs.
¶ R. A. Instone and Son, Family Grocers The Square, are Agents for the celebrated Drew's Self-Raising Flour, which has over 60 years' reputation.
CHOIR EXCURSION.—The Members of the
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday, Ald. D. L. Prestage presiding.—Mr. Herbert reported the district free from notifiable disease No business of any public interest was transacted.
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE.—On 28th ult., at the Broseley Social Club, Dr. and Mrs. Boon entertained the members and friends to a whist drive and dance. They gave the prizes, and also supplied the music with Lister's jazz band. Quite 2o0 were present; and a thoroughly good time was spent. Mr. Will Roberts was an able M.C. of the whist, whilst Mr. Walter Davies was a capable M.C. of the dancing. Mrs. Boon gracefully presented the prizes to the following winners:—Ladies: 1 Mrs. Taylor, 2 Miss Wilde, 3 Miss Evans. Gentlemen: 1 Mr. Cyril Garbett, 2 Mr. E. Francis, 3 Mr. D. Potts. Special consolation: Mr. Wilfred Garbett. Mr. Griffiths proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Dr. and Mrs. Boon for providing the entertainment of the evening, adding that he did not know what they would do without them. Mr. F. Francis seconded the vote. Dr. Boon, in reply, said he hoped the wives would go away that evening with a good impression of the club, and that their husbands were not quite the. devils they were painted. (Applause). Cheers were given for the Doctor and his wits, Mrs. Boon, and -the evening's proceedings concluded.
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday, before Messrs. D. L. Prestage (chairman), T. R. Smith, W. Roberts, W. Bishop, B. Maddox and J. Nicklin.—Henry Nickless, 14, labourer, Iron-Bridge, and William Gogerty, Madeley, were charged with doing wilful damage to mowing grass the property of T. F. Poynton, farmer, Castle Green, Coalbrookdale. After hearing the evidence of Mr. Poynton and P.-C. Ewels the parents were each ordered to pay 7s.—William Welch, labourer, Iron-Bridge, was charged with doing wilful damage to mowing grass the property of Mr. Poynton, Castle Green, Coalbrookdale. Mr. Poynton estimated the damage at 1s. P.-C. Ewels stated lie saw the defendant in the field in search of mushrooms. Immediately he saw him he ran away. He gave chase and caught him. There was no footpath across this field. Welch, who expressed his sorrow, was fined and ordered to pay 5s. damage. In future the Bench said all trespassers would be more severely dealt with.—An hour's extension was granted all the licensed holders in the borough for to-day and Bank Holiday.
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday, Alder man Prestage presiding.—The Town Clerk stated that after meeting payment of cheques due that day there would be a debit balance on the two accounts of £571 11s. 1d. —The Chairman said they were £340 better off than at the corresponding period of last year.—The Surveyor (Mr. Richards) stated his expenditure for the last month on district work was £42 6s. 8d.—Ald. Nicklin congratulated the surveyor on the tar-spraying of the main street of the town, and the chairman said the main roads were good, and very much better than some in the adjoining districts.— The Sanitary Inspector (Mr. Herbert) reported there was no infectious disease in the district, and he read out a list of nuisances which were ordered to be abated.—The Water Engineer (Mr. Callear) reported that he had removed the standpost from King Street and had fixed one at the fop of Leggge's Hill. He gave details of work carried out. The averageof hours of pumping to Posenhall Reservoir was 17 per week. The Broseley pumpingmain was in good condition, and recorded full pressure, and the Jackfield distribution mains were also in good condition.—With regard to support for the Salop Infirmary the chairman thought they could not do better than refer the matter to the local United Friendly Societies, and keep in touch with them.—As to the question of isolation hospital cases the Council were of opinion that it was absolutely a borough matter, and should be dealt with by the Borough Council.
¶ Jackfied Prize Band Concert
on Sunday, August 6th, near
CONCERT. — A large concourse of people gathered on the institute ground on Sunday evening and attentively listened to the local prize band, which gave a delightful concert. Mr. H. Scott, conducted and played several solos on the euphonium with great effect.
A DEDICATION SERVICE was held at the Wesleyan Chapel on Sunday, when choir seats were formally dedicated for the service of divine worship. The service, which was conducted by Rev. T. Frederick Lewis, minister in charge, opened with the singing of the hymn, "Forward be our watchword." Prayer followed, and after this the formal declaration of dedication. During the singing of the second hymn, "We love the place, O God," the members of the choir occupied the new seats, which were presented by the relatives of the late Mr. Ball. The solo, "O rest in the Lord" was feelingly rendered by Mr. Arthur Skitt. After the reading of selected psalms followed the anthem, "Jesu, Lord of Life and Glory." A short address was given by Rev. T. Frederick Lewis. A collection taken on behalf of the Renovation fund amounted to £2 18s. 4d. Rev. T. F. Lewis leaves for another sphere of work next month, but it is confidently expected that by that date on the work of renovation the debt will be entirely extinguished. Considerable praise is due to the Rev. T. F. Lewis for his indefatigable labour; he has worked unceasingly throughout the scheme.
OBITUARY.— The well-known football. enthusiast, Mr. J. Jones, passed away on Sunday, after a painful illness. He was in the employ of Messrs. Dunnill and Company, and was the lobby man. For years he had been connected with the old Iron-Bridge football club and watched their doings with intense interest. He was on the committee, and was held in high esteem, and the sympathy of the whole district is extended to the widow and family. Deceased was 63 years of age.
THE BRIDGE.- Mr. W. Tranter presided at a meeting of the committee on Tuesday. It was decided to have a public opening and to invite Lady Forester to perform the same. It was also decided to invite the Mayor and Corporation and the local band. Several fresh subscriptions were reported and the see-rotary was instructed to call a further meeting, when the date could be fixed for opening the bridge.
2nd September 1922
The daily train service between
I am sure many. of the travelling public would like to see the old train service on this branch restored. The trains being of the "turn-back" order, an outward train means also a service in the reverse direction. Q.
2nd September 1922
HOSPITAL SUNDAY. The Members of friendly societies, discharged soldiers, and the general public were on Sunday invited by the movement of which Mr. W. T. Tranter is chairman to meet at the memorial bridge to join in the parade to St. Mary's Church and attend divine service. The procession through the village, headed by the Jackfield Prize Silver Band (conductor, Mr. J. Wylde), was unfortunately a poor affair. It included Iron-Bridge Territorials, and a few Comrades and friendly society members. The church was crowded, and a practical sermon was preached by the Rev. J. S. Jobling (Bridgnorth). The Rev. T. P. Lewis (Wesleyan), read the only lesson and the Rev. C. R. Jollies (rector), intoned the service. Mr. G. Edge presided at the organ. A collection was taken in church and enroute for charitable institutions. Messrs. T. Wright, J. Harrison, E. Keates and P. Price officiated as marshals, and the secretarial duties were admirably discharged by Mr. Hedley Bowen. After the parade a sacred concert was held in the evening in the school. The selections by the Jackfield Prize Band reflected great credit on the conductor, Mr. J. Wylde. The anthems "Awake", .and "Lord, Thou hast been our refuge", were well rendered by the combined church and. chapel choirs, conducted by Mr. A. Skitt. The soloist was Mr. Travis Pitchford, Oakengates, who fully upheld his reputation. His renderings of "Sun of my Soul" and "Radiant Morn" were magnificent, and greatly delighted the audience. He was recalled both times, and sang "Away", and "Shepherd of the Flock." Mr. G. Edge was the accompanist, the piano being kindly lent by Mr: J. Dodd. At the conclusion Mr. W. T. Tranter thanked the artistes who had given all their services free. During the day the following made strenuous efforts to augment the funds with their collecting boxes, Miss Lucy Goodall, Olive Hudson, Doris Pritchard, Hilda Keates, Winnie, Pritchard, Winnie Meredith, Doris Cox, Muriel Jones, Lucy Pritchard, Jessie Bowen, Master Jack Dodd, Messrs. L. Preston and C. Hughes. The proceeds from all sources amounted to about £30, which reflects, great credit to the committee, of which Mr. W. T. -Tranter is chairman, Mr. W. Hudson hon. treas., and Mr. H. P. Bowen hon. sec.
OUTING.—On the 23rd ult., the scholars attending the Birch Meadow Baptist Sunday School had their annual treat, the place selected being the Wrekin, whither they journeyed in brakes and waggonettes. After a visit to the Needle's Eye and other places, the company met at the Forest Glen and partook of an excellent tea. Tea over, a visit was made to the top of the hill. At 7.30 a start was made for home, which was safely reached about 9. The success of the outing was due to the energies of the superintendent.
SUDDEN DEATH.- Early on Sunday morning Mr. W. Gallier died with tragic suddenness. He came down to the kitchen and complained of feeling ill and in a minute he fell dead on the floor. His son was present at the time. Deceased, who was 67 years old, had suffered from heart trouble for several years, and had done no work. He was under medical treatment, hence no inquest was hold. He had lived in High Street.
9th September 1922
OUTING.—The children of the Parish Church Sunday school, to
the number about 160, went by brakes to Bridgnorth their annual outing on Sept.
1. Despite the rain they spent a very enjoyable day. The party, who were
accompanied by the Rector, the Rev. C. R. Hollis, visited
WEDDING.—The marriage took place the Broseley Wesleyan Church on Saturday of Clara, youngest daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. E. Oakley, Woodlands Road, Broseley Wood, to George Norman, youngest so of Mr. and Mrs. George Ball, High Street Broseley. The bride, who was dressed in pale blue crepe-de-chine with hat to match was given away by her brother, Mr. G. Oakley, the bridesmaid being Miss F. Ball (sister of the bridegroom). The best ma was Mr. T. Everall. The Rev. J. Bicknor Edwards officiated.
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday (Alder man Prestage presiding).—The Town Clerk reported that after meeting liabilities there was a deficit of The collector (Mr Fenn) was instructed to advertise, giving 14 days' notice, to close both rates. The surveyor reported his expenditure for the month was £46 17s., and he required £200 for the ensuing month. Mr, Herbert reported the ward free from infectious disease, and a list of nuisances which were ordered to be abated. The water engineer (Mr. Callear) reported work and renewals came out during the month. The pumping mains remained good and in order. It was decided to lay the water on to the Town Hall at a charge of £1 per annum, The engineer was instructed to carry out other service to property applied for Prestage asked if the Fire Brigade had carried out an drills lately, for he thought it was necessary for them to be kept up to pitch in case of any outbreak of fire. Ald. Nicklin promised to call a meeting of the Brigade.
NEW BRIDGE COMMITTEE.— A very enjoyable function took place on Monday in the shape of a dinner at which about 40 sat down. After the cloth had been removed Ald. D. L. Prestage was voted to the chair and was supported by Mr. F. C. Howells. The usual loyal toast was moved by the Chairman, and during the evening the following toasts were also given:—"The Committee", by the Chairman, to which Mr. Tranter responded; "The Bridge Builders", by Mr. Howells, Mr. A. Rhodes responding; "The Chairman", by Mr. C. Jones, who thanked Mr. Prestage for the helping hand extended at the meeting of the advisory committee at the time when it was most needed. This was received with musical honours. Mr. Prestage, in reply, congratulated the committee on the result of their enterprise as they had attained what he had considered the impossible. "The Secretary", moved by Mr. Tranter, was also received music- ally, and Mr. C. Jones responded. "Mr. Howells", moved by Mr. A. Harrison, was also well received, and Mr. Howells feelingly responded and said he was always pleased to attend these functions of working men and to do all he could for their welfare as far as he possibly could, "The Ladies' Committee" was moved by Mr. E. Jones and Mr. Tranter responded on their behalf. Votes of thanks were passed to Mr. H. Davis and Mrs. Bill for providing the dinner. A splendid musical programme was intermixed with, the above toasts, in which the following took part:—The Jackfield Glee Party, Mr. Budge, Mr. Howells, Mr. J. A. Yorke, Mr. P. Price. Mr. G. Edge was the able accompanist. The arrangements were carried out by the secretary with credit.
On Saturday Lady Forester— (Mayoress) opened the War Memorial
Footbridge which connects Coalport and Jackfield over the
There was a big crowd at the opening ceremony on Saturday, people coming from all parts of the borough, and included Lord Forester (Mayor), Lady Forester (Mayoress), Mr. C. C. Bruff, C.C., Rev. C. E. Hollis, Hon. Cecil Forester, Ald. D. L. Prestage, Ald. J, Nicklin, Councillors Tranter, Thomas, Bagnall, Exley, Rally; Dr. Collins, Messrs. P. W. Derry (town clerk), A. H Thorn-Pudsey (Magistrates' clerk), J. S. Barker (borough treasurer), T. J. Bott, J. C. Cheadle, F. Howells, J. A. Yorke, H. Herbert (sanitary inspector), J. H. Grainger (auditor), etc.
Mr. C, Jones has proved a most indefatigable secretary, who was backed up by a strong committee of which Mr. W. Tranter was chairman. The Jackfield and Madeley bands were present and enlivened the proceedings with spirited music, Mr. C. C. Bruff presided and said perhaps it would be well to recall the old ferry-boat which served a good purpose for 120 years, during which period it had carried 2½ millions of people across the river. Its services were. not fully appreciated until it came to a sudden and untimely end. The bridge had cost over £1,000 and there was still £40 to be collected, and he hoped they would wipe it off that afternoon. (Applause.) He congratulated the makers of the bridge and also the committee for their indefatigable labour, (Applause.)— Mr. W. Tranter (chairman of the committee) on behalf of the committee then presented Lady Forester with a pair of silver scissors,
Lady Forester then said it gave her considerable pleasure to
Ald Prestage proposed a hearty vote of thanks to Lady Forester for opening the bridge. There were, he said, various bridges within a short distance. The earliest bridge constructed in the neighbourhood was the, old iron bridge, the first iron bridge that was ever built, when all the material and work was executed in the immediate neighbourhood. Then there was the Coalport bridge, and then they had a concrete bridge, the first free bridge put up in the neighbourhood; and they might rest assured that this last bridge would be of great use, as others had been. He believed that this bridge was very much wanted in the neighbourhood It was very fitting that Lady Forester should have been invited the committee to open the bridge, (Applause.) Lord Forester had rendered great assistance in the erection of the bridge. He had provided the very floor they would walk on. (Applause.)- The Motion was carried with ringing cheers.
Lord Forester returned thanks on behalf of his wife; she was only too glad to do anything in this neighbourhood. He said he was also pleased to be present at this ceremony as Mayor of the ancient Borough of Wenlock. It was a very large borough and this bridge would help them to come closer. He was sure it would be of great service, particularly to the workers in the district. (Applause.) It was a fitting memorial to help them to remember, those who had fought and died for them. He wished the bridge every success. He thanked them for the grand reception they given his wife (Applause.)
Rev. C. R. Hollis proposed that a vote of thanks be given to Mr. C. C. Bruff who had rendered great assistance to the committee. He had not only given them the landing rights but also a very large subscription.—The resolution was carried with acclamation.- Mr. Bruff responded.
The Jackfield band then played by request "The end of a perfect day". The National Anthem concluded a memorable ceremony. Carnation button-holes were kindly given by Mrs. Hinsley, Madeley, and sold by two little girls, Freda Jones and Joan Withers, and realised over which sum was handed over to the Bridge Committee.
The Bridgnorth Brickworks Co. announce that the Great Western Railway Co. have completed the connecting up of the Severn Valley main line with the sidings into the brickworks yard opposite the kilns.
There is ready for immediate loading into truck a large supply of re-pressed common and facing bricks, made by up-to-date machinery, on the plastic process. Recent laboratory compression tests prove that very sound engineering bricks of standard size are being made, whose crushing strength is exceptionally high. For housing work these bricks are the deep terra-cotta colour, which are most pleasing to the eye, for facing walls. Artistic colours, too, can readily be burnt. Laboratory absorption tests have further shown that these are sound and water tight bricks,
Terra-cotta floor quarries, with a very high crushing strength, are also, made. Agricultural drain pipes and other special ware will shortly be made.
The quality of the brick at Bridgnorth is high, and the percentage of sand in it enables the brick to be burnt to firebrick temperature, thus producing very hard bricks, which are of standard size.
16th September 1922
SOCIAL CLUB.- Mr. T. I. Griffiths presided on Wednesday, when he presented the bowling cup to the winner, Mr. E. Francis, and the second prize to Mr. W. Butler, and the shooting cup to the winner, Mr. F. W. Price. A smoker followed, in which Messrs. J. W. Price, F. Francis, F. Davis, W. J. Ritching, etc., took part. Mr. W. Davies was the accompanist. Votes of thanks were accorded the chairman, and to Dr. and Mrs. Boon for providing the prizes in the bowling section.
ERRATUM. — The buttonhole carnations sold in aid of the new bridge fund realised 6s. 6d., and not £6 as stated in last week's report.
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday (Before Lord Forester (Mayor), Ald. D. L. Prestage, and Mr. Nicklin).—An hour's extension was granted Mr. Clinton on Saturday, on the occasion of a flower show at Benthall.—John Charles Marsden, Victor Aston and Ada Rogers, all of Broseley, were charged with stealing, growing fruit, value 1s., belonging to Eliza Corrrell, Laurels, Broseley.—The case was dismissed, and the parents were ordered to pay 2s. 6d. costs.- Henry Geo. Wolryche, East Wall, Much Wenlock, traction engine proprietor, was charged with allowing a locomotive to blow off steam on the highway at Iron-Bridge.-P-C. Powell (Iron-Bridge) stated that defendant was blowing off steam at Madeley Wood, and obscured the traffic. Defendant told him he had made too much steam, and was forced to blow off.—Defendant was fined £1.--Joseph, Wolryche, East
Wall, Wenlock, was charged with failing to have a
registration plate fixed to the rear of the wagon attached to the locomotive.—
P-C. Powell proved this case.—Inspector Barber pointed out that the identification
plate must be attached to the last vehicle the engine was drawing.—Defendant
was find 10s.— John Flaxman, traveller,
Worcester, was charged with riding a bicycle without lights. — Inspector Barber
deposed that just after 12 o'clock at night he saw the defendant riding a
bicycle at Ladywood, Broseley; He had no-light, and in reply to him he. Said
the light had just gone out. He examined the lamp and found it was cold. Defendant
was staying at Iron-Bridge.—Defendant said it was true what the Inspector had
said. He was not riding very quickly, and certainly not to the danger of the
public.—Fined 5s.- Nancy M. Hayes, journalist, Worcester was, charged with
riding a bicycle without lights at Ladywood; Broseley. Inspector Barber also
proved this case, stating that defendant was in company with Flaxman —Fined
5s,-Owen B. Murphy, mineral water manufacturer, Wellington, was charged with
driving a motor car without a license at Madeley.—Mr. R. G. Gwynne (
SPORTS.—Splendid weather favoured the sports on Saturday, for
children on the Coronation Field, organised by the local prize band, the
proceeds being in aid of the new instrument fund. The judges were Rev. C. R.
Hollis, Mr. Davies and Mr. J. Jones; race steward and handicapper, Mi. F.
Brooks; starter, Mr. W. B. Price; starter's steward, Mr. B. Morgan. The prizes
were presented by Miss Hollis (The Rectory). The band was present, and played
selections during the proceedings. Details:— Boys 100 yards: a Pritchard, A.
Gittings, A. Harris. Boys 80 yards: Y. Fletcher, T. Green, C. Maiden. Boys
three-legged race: Davies and C. Maiden, A. Stephan and T. Rogers, J. Tranter
and R. Jones. Girls 100 yards: P. Jones. O. Dodd, B. Jesse. Boys 60 yards: H.
Dodd, J. Wilson, H. Maiden. Girls 80 yards: M. Poole, N. Williams, F. Madden.
Girls 60 yards: A. Green, M. Langford, M. Wright. Girls 80 yards egg and spoon:
F. Poole, E. Hammond, M. Wilde, Boys 100 yards obstacle: J. Tranter, D. Jones,
23rd September 1922
ST. DUNSTAN'S. — The billiard handicap medal given by St. Dunstan's, was won at the Social Club by Mr. W. Darlington. There were a large number of competitors.
RUMMAGE SALE.—For the benefit of parochial affairs, a successful rummage sale was held in the Town Hall on Wednesday, and was opened by the Rector, the Rev. A. C. Howell. The ladies of the church officiated as saleswomen, and in two hours every article was sold, bringing in a sum of £22.
HOSPITAL SUNDAY. — The 27th annual church parade of the Broseley and District Friendly Societies took place on Sunday in favourable weather, and was well attended. A procession was formed at Broseley Wood, and, headed by the Jackfield Band, marched to church, where divine service was held. The service was of a hearty character, and popular hymns were sung. Ald. J. Nicklin read the lesson and the Rev. C. R. Hollis, rector of Jackfield, preached an admirable sermon. Miss Watkins presided at the organ. Others taking part in the pro cession were: Iron-Bridge Territorials, Comrades, nurses, fire brigade, Lord Forester (Mayor), and members of the Council, hon. members, Foresters, Odd-fellows, and members of other societies. The marshals were Messrs. J. Cross, A. G. Taylor, A. Humphries and J. J. Garbett. Collections were taken in church and en route, on behalf of charitable institutions. £10 13s. 6d. was collected in church, and £11 9s. 4d. in the streets. The arrangements were successfully carried out by the committee, of which Mr. J. Watkins was chairman, Mr. J. Wilde vice-chairman, Mr. J. Burns treasurer, and Mr. T. Minton secretary.
POTATO SHOW—The annual potato show, held on Saturday at the
Pits Yard, was splendidly attended. The entries were good, and the quality
surpassed all previous years. The judges were Messrs. W. J. Crawford and Geo.
Thomas. Mr. T. Minton, who has been secretary for 18 years, carried out his
duties with distinct success, and he was ably supported by the members of the
committee; of whom Mr. R. Clinton is chairman. Splendid collections of vegetables
were sent for show by Mrs. G. H. Thomas, Mrs. Davies, Mrs. Jones, and Messrs.
C. Salters, T. Wall, W. Shaw, J. Green, Arrowsmith, T. Boden, C. Griffiths and
F. Clinton. Thanks were accorded all the workers as well as to the above; also
to Mr. Hayward Davis, who was a capital salesman. The proceeds, £4, were in aid
of the Hospital Sunday Fund. The prize list was as follows: Weight-1 E.
Jakeway, 2 and 3 (equal) S. Corfield and
30th September 1922
¶ Do not miss the Fancy Dress Ball at Town Hall on 1st November. First-class Jazz Band. Novelties.
WESLEYAN CHAPEL.—The harvest festival services were held on Sunday, and were well attended. The sacred edifice was well decorated. Sermons were preached by the Rev. J. B. Edwards (newly appointed minister). The anthem, "I will magnify Thee O God", was well rendered by the choir. Collections were taken on behalf of the Chapel Fund.
HARVEST FESTIVAL.—The harvest festival service was held at the
Thomas Williams, Broseley, was charged with stealing 1s. belonging to Ellen Gittings, a widow, Broseley.— Ellen Gittings stated her husband died in July, and knowing her circumstances a collection was made on her behalf and later defendant collected some money and handed her 4s. Since then she had received 6s. from Mr. Dixon. She did not know how much had been collected. —William Davies, Half Moon, Jackfield, said defendant came collecting for Mrs. Gittings.. He gave him 1s., and when he saw the book later only 6d. was marked down.—Edward Oakes Ball, Coalport, said defendant came into the Boat Inn, Jackfield, and he gave him 1s.; When he saw the book later only 6d. was marked.—Albert Harrington, Jackfield said he gave Williams something, but he could not remember what it was.—Defendant pleaded guilty; he said he had been drinking, and asked for leniency.—Fined £1
7th October 1922
THE WESLEYANS held a sale of useful and fancy articles in the schoolroom on Wednesday, and a good business done. The proceeds were in aid of the trust funds.
FOR THE BLIND SOLDIERS.—A kind lady has sold flowers picked from her garden bringing in the handsome sum of £7, which has been sent to St. Dunstan's Home for the blind soldiers. The secretary of the institution has written to the lady thanking her for the kind contribution.
.HARVEST services were continued on Sunday at the
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday, Alderman Prestage presiding.—The Town Clerk reported that after meeting cheques the debit balance on the two accounts was reduced to £135. The collector had that day paid in £312.—A list of rate defaulters was presented by Mr. Fenn, and he was instructed to issue summonses if not paid within 14 days.—Mr. Herbert (sanitary inspector) reported one death in the ward from phthisis. He also gave a list of nuisances requiring attention, and the usual orders were made.—The Surveyor gave his expenditure for the month, and a cheque was drawn in his favour for £40 to meet next month's expenditure.—The meeting decided to light 14 lamps in Broseley and seven in Jackfield at a cost of £75, and the surveyor was instructed to get these lampheads put in order as early as possible.—Alderman Nicklin gave a report on the fire brigade, and said he had called a meeting of same. It appeared the brigade had been reduced in strength owing to the war and members leaving the district. A new hose pipe was also required. Captain Taylor had resigned, and his resignation had been received with regret. The Chairman said that the brigade should be kept up to strength, and a new hose pipe should be purchased every year. —Mr. Callear, water engineer, in his report, stated that there had been a break on the 5in. distribution main at Jackfield, near the church. The Posenhall reservoir had been kept at a good height throughout the month. He gave the consumption of water through meters in the area and to outside authorities, and details of work carried out, and of certain work required to be done in the district.
14th October 1922
THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1914.
County Court of Shropshire, holden at
IN Bankruptcy. No. 24 of 1922. Re
HENR JAMES RUSHTON, of 72, High Street, Broseley, in the
NOTE.—All debts due to the Estate should be paid to me.
F. T. HALCOMB,
22, Swan Hill,
Dated 10th October, 1922.
BOROUGH COUNCIL. — Lord. Forester (Mayor) presided at a
special meeting on Wednesday. — Inspector Barber and Sergt. Lloyd were
appointed inspectors under the Cinematograph Act—Councillor Guiness, Madeley,
wrote asking the Council to accept his resignation as member of the Madeley
District Council, enclosing a cheque for £20, which he hoped the Council would
retain. He was obliged to leave the district for the benefit of his wife's
health.—Ald. Davies moved that the resignation be accepted, and the cheque
returned.—Agreed—The Town Clerk (Mr. Derry) was instructed to take the necessary
steps to declare the vacancy. — Ald. B. Maddox moved that they affix the
Corporate seal to two indentures made between the Corporation and the Shifnal
Rural District Council and Dawley Urban District Council respectively, fixing
the price to be paid for water at 8d, and
9d., respectively per 1,000 gallons, for a period of two and half years
from the 30th June 1922. He said a satisfactory settlement had been arrived
at—Agreed. —The usual petroleum licenses were renewed. Ald Davies presented the
Main Roads Committee’s report in which they recommended that the sum of £150 be
granted to the surveyor to pay wages, etc. The committee also recommended that
the sum of £20 be allowed the surveyor per annum for an office which was in his
agreement when appointed. He moved the adoption of the report, which was
seconded by. Mr. W. Roberts and carried—The Ministry of Transport agreement
with the Council in respect of the surveyor was deferred.-The report of the
visitors to the asylum was presented by Mr. J. A. Whitley, in which he said there
were 904 patients in the asylum. He moved the report be adopted, and Lord Forester
seconded.—Carried—An application was made by the committee asking the Council
to take over the Coalport—
21st October 1922
IN BANKRUPTCY. — A receiving order has been made in the Shrewsbury Bankruptcy Court in the matter of Arthur Davis, No. 2, The Woodlands, Iron-Bridge, and carrying on business at Broseley as a saddler. The order was made on debtor's own petition. The gross liabilities are put at £99 19s. 9d., expected to rank for dividend £95 12s. 7d., in respect of which amount there are claims from eight unsecured creditors. £14 1s. 1d., and the deficiency is put at £81 11s. 6d. The causes of failure alleged by debtor are "Insufficient business, largely owing to motor lorries being used by my previous customers in place of horses".
PRESENTATION—Parishioners of Broseley have presented to the Rev. A. C. Howell a cheque for £34 9s. 6d. as a mark of their esteem on his departure for the parish of Little Wenlock.
PRESENTATION.—Capt. E. D. Collins, one of the directors of the Prestage and Broseley Tileries, and who has recently been married, experienced quite a surprise on the 12th inst., when he was presented with a leather suit-case by the employees. The presentation was suitably made by the two oldest employees, and the popular captain acknowledged the gift in a kindly speech. He told the men he should never forget their kind and. unexpected action.
28th October 1922
Anyone who may have occasion to visit Broseley, will no doubt be impressed by the inadequacy or the lack of street lighting. There arc a number of lamp-posts at various points on the highway which presumably, at some remote date contained lamps, but which have been allowed to get into disrepair, and are now rusting away.
In most towns, even where the main streets and side streets are well defined, and the roadways and footpaths are in good repair, the need for street lighting is generally conceded. How much greater, therefore, is the need in a district like that of Broseley, where the highways and footpaths are not of the best? The roadway up the hill from Iron-Bridge station to Broseley is banked with trees on both sides, and a stranger attempting the journey on foot after dark would experience some difficulty in finding his way through the inky blackness of this forest, and incidentally may also, come into collision in the dark with some of the lamp-posts above referred to. In the part of Broseley known as Broseley Wood, there are steep ascents and descents accessible only by winding footpaths in moderate repair, which the inhabitants of those parts alone could negotiate without difficulty after dark, and even they not without some risk of personal injury.
Broseley forms part of the ancient borough of Wenlock, and it is possible that there are other parts of that borough, such as Iron-Bridge, which may be in similar case; if so, then the matter assumes a larger aspect accordingly. I do not know what the present rates of the borough are, but presumably they include a sum for public lighting, in which event it is difficult to understand how the present conditions, during the winter months especially, can be considered satisfactory. They are more reminiscent of the middle ages than of modern times. Perhaps the electors may have an opportunity of pressing upon candidates for municipal honours at the forthcoming elections the importance of public lighting.
PRO BONO PUBLICO.
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday.—Before Dr. G D. Collins (chairman),
Ald. B. Nicklin, and Messrs. W. Roberts and
4th November 1922
THE RESULT at the annual house to house collection recently made on behalf of the National Children's Home and Orphanage was £6 10s., and the same has been duly forwarded to headquarters by the Secretary, Miss S. Jones.
TOWN HALL.—A whist drive and dance, in connection with the
Cricket Club, were held in the above hall on Oct. 25, and were fairly
successful. The M.C.'s were Mr. E. C. S. White (whist), and Mr. H. Southorn
(dance). The music was supplied by Mr. L. Dixon (Iron-Bridge). The
prize-winners were:—Ladies: 1 Miss Nestor
SOCIAL CLUB. — Mr. P. Lawrence (Midlands ex-Champion Billiard
player) visited the Social Club recently and at the afternoon session he played
a game of 600 up conceding 300 start to 3 club players which game he won easily
by 211. Messrs. Rowe, Gainham and Ritchings, were the opponents. A game of
snooker was then played
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Tuesday, Ald. D. L. Prestage presided.—Mr. Sugden, secretary of the Salop Infirmary, attended the meeting and appealed for the establishment of a weekly voluntary system to be carried out by the formation of committees. He said they were badly in want of finance, the expenses were double what they were, and the increased taxation had diminished the subscriptions. The Chairman explained the state of trade in the district, but eventually the matter was left to Messrs. Nicklin and Wase to deal with.—Mr. Herbert reported the district free of notifiable infectious disease. He also reported a number of nuisances, which were ordered to be dealt with. There was an adverse balance of £66 on the two rates, reported the Clerk. The surveyor reported his expenditure for the month was £63 7s., and a cheque for £50 was ordered to be drawn in his favour. He had completed the drain in Simpson's lane. Ald. Nicklin said some of the old firemen could not see their way to carry on and they had had some good volunteers; there was now a full complement. It was decided to purchase some hose: Mr. Callear (water engineer) reported details of work carried out during the month, application for services received, and details of work required to be done in the district. He stated the " Y" pumping main was in good order and Posenhall reservoir had been kept at a good height.
11th November 1922
BARBER & SON
Are instructed to offer for
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 22nd, 1922, at 4-30 o'clock prompt.
LOT 5.—A BLOCK of BUILDINGS with LAND SUITABLE FOR TWO DWELLING-HOUSES with SHOP, situate opposite the Post Office, and being NOS. 9, 9a, and 10, CLENCHACRE.
LOT 9.—An AREA of good GARDEN GROUND, situate at the rear of Lots 5 to 8, with double frontage to Dark Lane, Broseley, and containing an area of 1,945 square yards.
LOT 10.—GAS SHARES. Ten £5 Pref. shares in the Iron-Bridge
Gas Co., Ltd. Further Particulars from the Auctioneers,
PRESENTATION.—A pleasing event took place at the Half-Moon on
Nov. 10. Mr. J. W. Harrison presided and presented the Half-Moon Club's best
league average prize to Mr. P. Preece and with a few well chosen remarks called
upon Mr. C. Jones to present Mr. W. Storey (captain) with a handsome oak
time-piece, on the occasion of his recent marriage. Mr. Jones in doing so,
remarked on the way Mr. Storey had always worked for the benefit of the club.
Nothing had been too much trouble and it was in no small way due to Mr.
Storey's efforts that the cub had been able to survive trying times. He wished
Mr. and Mrs. Storey every success and hoped the clock would be a reminder of the
good work ho had done for the club. Mr. Storey in replying thanked the members
on behalf of his wife and himself and remarked that he had always tried to do
his duty to the club. The rest of the evening as spent in harmony in which the
following took part:—Messrs. H. Burton,
AGREEMENT entered into between Employers' and Workers' Representatives on November 7th, 1922, as to the wages to be paid to Youths from NOVEMBER 1st, 1922, to FEBRUARY 24th, 1923, for a guaranteed week of 48 hours.
November 1st, Sunday
1922,to February 24th, Rate.
20 to 21 6½ 8d.
19 to 20 6d. 7½d.
18 to 19 5½d. 7d.
17 to 18 4½d. 6d.
16 to 17 3½d 5d.
15 to 16 3d. 4d.
14 to 15 2½d 3d.
The same rates per hour to be paid for all hours worked over the guaranteed week of 48 hours.
R. KILVERT R HOLBORN,
W. T. FIELDING,
W. H. EDWARDS,
Dated this seventh day of November, 1922.
22nd November 1922
ALL SAINTS'.—The new rector, the Rev. W. A. Warner, preached his first sermon here on Sunday evening before a crowded congregation, including Lord and Lady Forester and the Hon. Cecil Forester. The choir gave a fine rendering of the anthem, "I was glad when they said", Miss Watkis being at the organ. The rector gave a most able discourse. At the morning service he read the Thirty-Nine Articles in place of a sermon. This service was also well attended.
29th November 1922
Messrs. Barber and Son, auctioneers,
PRIZE DISTRIBUTION.—On Sunday the members of the Church Sunday School received their annual prizes. Out of 85 members on the books 63 were recipients. The books were presented by Mrs. Terry, The Vicarage.
OBITUARY.—Mr. W. B. Allen, proprietor of the famous Benthall Potteries, died on Nov. 20, and his body interred in the family grave at the Parish Church on Nov. 22, Deceased was the third generation of this family to manufacture pottery in the district. He was of a very retiring disposition, and is greatly mourned by all his townspeople, some of whom have spent the greater part of their lives in the employ of the family. In his young days he was a keen cricketer, playing with Willey Wanderers and also the works' club. He was a member of the Caradocfield Club, and a prominent member of the British. Mychological Society, his special branch of study being "fungi", especially the microscopical branch. He had discovered many species, rare to parts of this country, and written valuable notes from time to time in the literature published by this society. He was also a keen angler, and at one time a member of the Iron-Bridge Angling Society. The Rev. W. A. Terry officiated at the interment, and many floral tributes were sent from all parts of the country. The service was of a simple character, in keeping with the retiring disposition of deceased. Mr. Allen leaves two sisters and a widow.
9th December 1922
A WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE were held at the Gymnasium Room, kindly lent by Messrs. Maw and Co., recently, and was well attended. Mrs. Keates presented the prizes to the following:—Ladies: Miss Evans, Mrs. Preece (sealed), Mrs. Edwards. Gentlemen: Mr. T. Reynolds, Mr. C. Harris (sealed), Mr. W. T. Hudson. Mr. J. D. Perkins was M.C. for the whist, and Mr. T. Austin for the dance. The buffet was in the charge of Mesdames Hearn, Keates, Wilson, Perkins, and Tranter. This was the second of the series arranged by the local prize band in aid of the new instrument fund.
APPOINTMENT.—The Rev. C. R. Hollis, who has been rector of Jackfield for two years, has been offered and has accepted the living of Ribbesford and Bewdley, where he will remove to in a few weeks.
DEATH AND FUNERAL—Mrs. S. Meredith, the esteemed wife of Mr.
W. Meredith, blacksmith and wheelwright, who had been ailing for some time,
expired on Nov. 29th. She had lived all her life in the neighbourhood, and was
of a most affable and genial disposition; her extreme kindness at all times to
her neighbours won her the high esteem and respect of all who knew her.
Deceased, who was in her 68th year, celebrated her golden wedding in May this
year. Deceased has been the mother of three sons and 8 daughters, and there are
also 38 grandchildren, all living. The funeral took place on Monday at the
For Painting, Paperhanging, Graining, Glazing and Repairs on moderate terms, apply C. Harvey, Decorator, Maypole, Broseley Wood.
PETTY SESSIONS, Tuesday.— Before Mr. W. G. Dyas (Mayor), Lord
Forester, Ald. D. L. Prestage, J. Nicklin and B. Maddox).—On the application of
Mr. Growcott, one hour's extension was granted the licensed holders in the
borough for Dec. 23, Dec. 26, and Jan. 1st—Edna Gwendoline Kelsall, school
teacher, Wenlock, was fined 5s. for riding a bicycle without a light.—P.-C.
Penney (Broseley) proved the case. — Lt.-Col. Thomas Riddle Webster,
BURIAL BOARD.—At the annual meeting of this Board Dr. G. D. Collins was re-elected chairman unanimously. The business transacted was of a general routine character.
DISTRICT COUNCIL, Wednesday, Ald. D. L. Prestage
presiding.—This being the first meeting, Ald. Nicklin fittingly proposed that
Aid. Prestage be re-elected chairman.
Mr. Exley seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously. The
Chairman returned thanks for the honour they had again conferred on him.—Ald.
Nicklin reported that Mr. Wase and himself had interviewed the Friendly
Societies in regard to the Salop infirmary, and they were definite in their
decision that they could not extend their operations any further. The matter
was further adjourned.—The Clerk (Mr. F. W. Derry) reported there was a credit
balance on the general account of £174, and a debit balance on the water
account of £391.—In the absence of Mr. Herbert Mr. Richards stated there was
one case of diptheria since the last meeting —In reply to the chairman the
surveyor stated that the public lighting was very satisfactory. It was decided,
on the motion of Ald, Nicklin, to remove a lamp to Fox Lane.—The surveyor
reported his expenditure for the month was £59.—The sub-committees were re-elected.—The
water engineer, Mr. Callear, reported that he had extended the water main for a
distance of 122ft. at
16th December 1922
PROMOTION.—Mr. Reginald B. Botwood, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Rogers, Botwood, The Fernery, Broseley. has been appointed manager of the Old Hill (Staffs) branch of Barclays Bank Limited
ST. DUNSTAN'S WHIST DRIVE AND. DANCE.—A successful whist drive and dance were held in the Town Hall on December 6, when 136 sat for the whist. Mr. E. S. White introduced Mrs Warner, who kindly presented the prizes. The Rev. W. A. Warner thanked the company on behalf of his wife and self for the splendid way they had received them. The prize-winners were as follows:—Ladies: 1 Miss Lily Walker, 2. Miss Jones, 3 Miss Taylor. Gents : 1 Mr. R. Thomas, 2 Mr. P. Blachford. 3 Mr. G. Whitmore. Mr. E. S. White for the whist, and Mr. S. Ashwood for the dance, were very capable M.C.'s. Messrs. Dixon and Woolley supplied the music. The organisers were Messrs. E. S. White and P. Blachford, and were successful in their efforts.
INDUCTION.—The induction of the Rev. Charles S. Jackson to
the living of Wiley took place on Saturday a
COUNTY COURT. Monday:—Before his Honour Judge Ivor Bowen, K.C. — Moses Weaver, farm worker, Foundry Lane, Broseley, claimed £10 damages for personal injuries sustained in a bicycle accident from John Brown, of the same town.—Mr. R. A. Clarke (Wellington) appeared for plaintiff, and Mr. H. R. Phillips defended.—Weaver stated he was riding a bicycle on June 20th in company with a man named Evans, from Wellington into the main road in the 'Dale. Defendant was also riding a bicycle at the same time, and four of them were riding in single file, with Brown in front. Witness was next to him. It was about 5 o’clock in the evening when the accident occurred. Brown went out of his course, he believed, to escape some tar, and crossed in front of witness without warning, and a collision occurred. Witness fell into the tar, and hurt his hands and knee, tore his trousers, and was covered with tar. He lost a week's work, and he claimed £10. He interviewed Brown, who expressed his sorrow, and offered him a pair of trousers, which he did not accept.—James Evans said he was riding behind the plaintiff, and he distinctly saw defendant cross the road when he got near the tar, and he gave no warning.—Defendant stated he was returning from his work with a friend named Williams. He passed Weaver (who was dismounted) by the 'Dale works. No one ran into him, and he did not touch Weaver. It was not correct that he swerved, for he had been riding on the tar for some distance.—Noah Williams, fitter, Broseley, stated he did not see defendant collide with Weaver. He thought plaintiff must have skidded on the tar.—His honour expressed the opinion that this case ought not to have been the subject of an action at all, for it was a waste of time and money. He did not blame the solicitors. Both parties, in his opinion, were negligent. Therefore the claim failed each party to pay their own costs.
23rd December 1922
I would like to call public attention to an abomination which, up to the present, appears to have received little attention from the “powers that be", and the existence of which is nothing less than a public scandal and a grave reflection on the Council of the Borough of Wenlock. I refer to the disused canal at Coalport. I think I am correct in saying that it has not been in use, except as a receptacle of filth and refuse, for forty years past. Cases of fever and malaria arising from this hot-bed of disease have from time to time come under the notice of medical officers in the district, and if any report from these gentlemen, or from the Council's sanitary inspectors, have been forthcoming, it would be interesting to know whether these reports have ever been dealt with by the Council. It is time this matter were taken up in earnest, and an end put to a state of things so offensive in itself, and so inimical to the health of those who have to live and work in such close proximity to this public cesspool. There are dwelling houses abutting on the canal, a short portion of which passes through the Coalport China Works. If the canal belonged to the Coalport China Co., I fancy the nuisance would have ended long ago. It could very easily be filled in at little expense.
I would suggest a petition to the Local Government Board to send an inspector down.
LOVER OF COALPORT.
WHIST DRIVE AND DANCE.—A successful whist drive and dance in aid of the After Care Fund of Shirlett Sanatorium and the Lady Forester Hospital Christmas Fund, were held in the Town Hall on the 13th inst. Twenty-seven tables were used for whist, and Mrs. Donald Prestage distributed the prizes to the following :—Ladies: 1 Miss Molly Potts, 2 Miss Maud Hall, 3 Miss Downes and Mrs. Broadhurst. Gents.: 1 Mr. A. Tonkiss, 2 Mr. J. Hall, 3 Mr. A. Rowberry. A. vote of thanks was cordially passed to Mrs. Prestage, who suitably responded. Mr. E. C. S. White was M.C. for the whist, and Mr. C. Wilde for the dance. Mrs. W. E. Price, The Mount, organised the event.