The Union Treat

Announcement Date: 2nd August 1856

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 band passed through the meadow and down the Platt to the Union House, playing ‘In the days when we went gypsying’ the inmates marching to the tune. After the procession had reached the house, three hearty cheers were given, and all seemed pleased for the treat so praiseworthy rendered them by the guardians.