Chesham School Feast

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It would have been impossible for us to have done justice to this interesting meeti8ng in our columns last week. On Thursday, the 3rd inst, the annual festival of the Chaesham Church Sunday School took place (after several postponements in consequence of the bad state of the weather) in the Park of W Lowndes Esq, High Sheriff of the County. The weather proving favourable the attendance was very numerous on the occasion. Among the company present, in addition to the High Sheriff and family and visitors, we noticed the Hon C. C. Cavendish MP and Lady Catherine Cavendish, B Fuller Esq and family R Sutton Esq and family Miss Lucas and party Revs E Owen S L Wilson, Montford Wood and several others. Shortly before one o’clock the children, 270 in number began to wend their way to the booth two by two, bearing their flags and banners with various devices and mottos and were received by the High Sheriff…

Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity, Loyal Forest Lodge, Wokingham

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The Third Annual Meeting of this lodge will take place on Thursday, the 23rd of July 1846 – The lodge will be opened at Nine O’clock precisely, and the Brothers will form in procession, carrying the splendid Regalia of the Order, and accompanied by the Amersham Brass Band, they will attend Divine Service in the Parish Church at 11 o’clock, where a Sermon will be preached by the Rev Thomas Morres M.A. and a Collection made in aid of the Widow and Orphans’ Fund. The Brothers and Friends of the Order will afterwards Dine together at the Town Hall, the use of which had…

Anniversary of the Reading Lodges of Odd Fellows, Manchester Unity

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Never since the institutions of Odd Fellowship in Reading have the proceedings of that or any kindred benevolent society been distinguished by such features of peculiar and gratifying interest, as in the celebration of the anniversary, on Tuesday last, of several Lodges bearing the cognomen of ‘Odd Fellows. Although the weather at an early part of the morning presented a somewhat gloomy aspect, still as the day advanced it became more cheering, and in every respect favourable for an outdoor exhibition. Between nine and ten o’clock the members began to assemble at the Princes of Wales Lodge house, the Little Crown, Horn street where they were joined by brethren from Wokingham, Odiham, Newbury, Henley. The procession was speedily arranged, and started from the yard adjoining the lodge, headed by two conductors on horseback with drawn swords, the Amersham Band next, then followed a large and handsome flag bearing an emblematical device of the cardinal virtues, Faith, Hope and Charity, alleviating the wants of the widow and orphans, the district officers and past officers, each bearing the…

Barnet – Independent Order of Odd Fellows

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On Monday last the Loyal Wrotham Lodge of Odd Fellows held their anniversary at the Mitre Inn, in this town. At eleven o’clock the members were formed into procession, and proceeded to the Independent Chapel, Wood Street, where an able and eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev Alexander Stewart. After divine service a procession was again formed, and the brethren, with the various insignia of their respective order, proceeded up High Street to Hadley, from whence they returned to the Mitre Inn, where an excellent dinner was provided by the host, Mr Oliver. The Chairman of the day was Mr William Westlake, an honorary member of the order, and a highly respectable watchmaker and jeweller of the town. He discharged the duties of his office with considerable ability, and to the entire satisfaction of the assembly. The usual loyal and appropriate toasts were drunk with applause and several…

Maidenhead – Odd Fellowships

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The Odd Fellows of this town are making great preparations for their first anniversary on the 19th inst. And as they are about giving the greatest effect possible upon the occasion this year. The splendid regalia of the Order from Maidenhead is engaged and the Amersham Brass Band which is not to be equalled in any part of this country. The Rev TT Coxwell has kindly consented either to preach a sermon or obtain some other minister to do so, after which a collection will be made, the proceeds to be applied towards…

High Wycombe – Oddfellowship

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On Tuesday January 20th a new Lodge called ‘The Bud of Hope’ of the Manchester Unity, was opened with much pomp and ceremony at the Swan Inn, in this town, at which 43 were initiated into the order, among whom was Geo. Henry Dashwood Esq., our respected M.P., Alderman Wheeler, Thomas Wheeler…

Barnet – Independent Order of Odd Fellows

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The brethren of the Loyal Wrotham Lodge, in this town, celebrated their anniversary on Monday last. They assembled at Mr Oliver’s, the Mitre Inn, at an early hour, and proceeded at eleven o’clock, decorated with the various insignia of their order, to the Independent Chapel, Wood Street, where an able and eloquent sermon was preached by the Rev Alexander Stewart, the highly respected and talented minister of the place. After the service had been concluded, a procession was formed, which passed up Wood Street, through…

Cricket Match

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On Tuesday last a match came off on the cricket ground at Amersham between the Amersham and Prestwood Brass Bands which from its novelty drew forth a number of spectators, the ground was enlivened between the games by the combination of both bands into one, playing several marches, airs etc The score was as follows: Prestwood, first innings 18; second 55; total 73 Amersham first innings 66; second 8; total 74 thus Amersham were victors by 11 wickets.

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