Death of an Old Townsman

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We regret to have to record this week the death of a well known and highly respected townsman viz Mr Henry Elbourn, late tailor and outfitter. Deceased, who was aged seventy four years, served his apprenticeship under the late Mr Pope of Chesham. He was in business in Amersham for nearly fifty years. He was a…

Choral Meeting

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On Thursday week choirs composing the Amersham Deanery assembled in St Mary’s Church, of this town, for the annual rehearsal. Mr Burgess of St John’s Church, Eton, presided at the organ. The total number of the choir was 209, viz, Amersham28: Beaconsfield 15; Chalfont St Giles 30; Chalfont St Peter 26; Chesham 33; Latimer 39; Gerrards Cross 18; and Seer Green 20. The church was decorated with flowers and other adornments, beautifully executed by the Misses Drake. Amongst those present we observed Lord and Lady Chesham and family, T T Drake Esq, Mrs Drake and family, Mrs J T Drake and Misses Drake, Mrs Knollis, Mrs Lloyd, R Wingrave Esq & Mrs Wingrave, Lord Bedford…

The National and Sunday Schools

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The scholars of the above schools held their annual treat on Friday last, in the Upper Park of T T Drake Esq. The children met in the Market square a little before three o’clock and proceeded to the Park headed by the Amersham Brass Band. Upon their arrival at Shardeloes House they were well supplied with tea, cake, bread and butter. After tea they enjoyed themselves in various rural sports. During the evening they were refreshed with lemonade, cake.

The Uxbridge & Rickmansworth Railway

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On Wednesday night the first sod of this railway was turned at Uxbridge, in a field adjourning the Uxbridge Road, near the Ivy House Farm. The fact of both railways having subscribed – London and North Western 10,000/-, and the Great Western 20,000/- to the project, is rather a novel circumstance, and gave additional interest to this last and nobly fathered local railway projects. Lord Ebury had consented as…

Chesham Parochial Schools

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The annual festival of the above schools was held on the 9th instant. The National Schoolroom at twelve o’clock and between twelve and one walked in procession with banners and flags flying preceded by the vicar, the Rev A F Aylward, the Rev C Bines, and the Amersham Band which performed some appropriate music, through the streets to the meadow which had been kindly lent for the occasion., where a spacious marquee was erected, in which the children were regaled with an excellent and substantial dinner, after which the respected Vicar rose and addressed a few words of kindly advice to them, and then proposed three hearty cheers, first for her Majesty the Queen, next the Prince Consort and the rest of the Royal Family to which they responded with becoming loyalty and enthusiasm. The same compliment was next paid to the teachers, the committee who had got up the holiday, and afterwards to Mr Joseph Batchelor, who had kindly granted them the use of the two meadows in which they were assembled. Three hearty…

Schools Festival

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The annual treat to the children of the Church Schools in this town, took place on Tuesday the 30th Inst. According to custom the children assembled in their respective schools, where they regaled with a plentiful supply of tea and plum cake, after which the children carrying banners formed a procession and preceded by the Amersham Brass Band who kindly gave their services on the occasion, proceeded to the beautiful grounds at the Rectory, where, notwithstanding the unpropitious state of the weather, a number of games auch as cricket football running for prizes etc, were heartily engaged in by all the children. The teachers and friends in connection with the school were generously entertained at the rectory by the worthy rector and his amiable daughters in a manner that will not easily be forgotten. Dancing…

The Union Treat

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On Friday, the inmates of the Amersham Union held their annual gypsy treat, in the meadow occupied by T N Gray Esq. The day was very fine. The Amersham new Brass Band kindly attended and during the afternoon performed many popular tunes. In the evening dancing commenced and was kept up until nearly nine o’clock. Running, jumping, kissing in the ring, and many other popular amusements were indulged in during the afternoon. The…

Amersham Union House

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On Tuesday the inmates of this house (through the private liberality of the guardians) moved off in wagons and vans to Penn Street, where they were regaled with an unlimited supply of roast and boiled beef, mutton, and beer, followed by cake and tea, and sundry little luxuries. The old men had tobacco given them likewise, and…

Amersham Union Workhouse

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The inmates of Amersham Union Workhouse, through the private bounty of the Guardians, had their annual gypsy party on Tuesday last, in a field kindly lent for the occasion by T T Drake Esq, opposite Shardeloes. The Amersham Brass Band was in attendance and the proceedings of a pleasantly spent day terminated in music and dancing.

Amersham Union House Treat

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On Tuesday last the inmates of the Amersham Union had a holiday given to them by the Guardians, when they assembled in the grounds of Mr Goddard, one of the guardians, who kindly allowed the use of the grounds for the occasion. The Amersham Brass Band lent their services, and many of the inhabitants joined the party. The afternoon was spent in cricket, fencing, and all kinds of sports and pastimes.

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