A. K. Hockey.
M. F. Buck, I. Copeman, H. W. Cutting, A. K. Hockey, Mitchell, N. W. Pells, T. Pert, C.
Poll, E.G. R. Watson. T. Wilson, A. Woods, H. Woolner.
Sanitary or Local Government Act Committee
General Purpose’s Committee
The Mayor, Alderman Walton, Councillors Buck. Cutting, Pells, Watson, Woolner.
Fire Brigade Committee
G. B. Angell.
W. Flower and J. T. Ecclestone.
Collector of Wharfage Dues
John B. Sprunt.
The Town Council, Clerk, G. B. Angell, Treasurer. John Clarke. Medical Officer. E. B. Crowfoot. Inspector of Nuisances, A.
Owners, the Town Council. Steward, G. B. Augell. Collector. G. Love.
Member of Parliament (for North Suffolk)
Coroner (for East Suffolk) — C. W. Chaston.
— H. Read, H. Cunningham, S. Miles, A. Woods, C. F. Parker, S. Dowe.
Supeiritendent Registrar of Births, Marriages, and Deaths
Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths
Overseers— J. M. Brundell, B. A. King, A. Pells, T. A. Woodroffe.
Excise Officer and Corn Inspector
Inspector of Police
MAGISTRATES FOR THE BECCLES PETTY SESSIONAL DIVISION.
Dowson, Geldeston; Russell G. Freeland, Toft Monks; R. T. 0. Sheriff, Henstead Hall.
John Crisp, E. B. Fiske, J. K. Garrod, W. H. Garrod, E. Masters, C. F. Parker, H. Read. Clerk, A. G. Love.
Lacons, Youell & Co.; G. S. Bond. Manager.
School Attendance Officer, A. G. Love.
NATIONAL SCHOOL COMMITTEE.
Thomson Wilson, with W. M. Crowfoot and C. F. Parker (Churchwardens) ex-oflicio, form the Committee of Management.
S. Wilton Rix, Robert Dashwood, John Crisp, E. B. Fiske, G. B. Angell, F. S. Rix, W. M. Crowfoot, S. Edwin Crisp, T. A.
M.B.. B. B. Crowfoot, M.B., R. I. Metcalfe, M.D.. who, with the Collector of the Beccles Feoffees and the Deputy Mayor, are
ex-officio members of the Committee. Elected
Gurneys & Co.
St. John Barne, John Crisp, W. Hartcup, and Wm. Miller Crowfoot. Auditor, C. F. Costerton. Clerk, Frederic Shelly Rix.
Master. Samuel Capon. Matron, Mrs. Capon. Chaplain, Rev. M. S. Suckling. Medical Officer, Beccles District, E. B.
Beccles), David Jude. Sanitary Medical Officer (for the whole Union except Beecles), Thos. Garneys. Nurse, Louisa Burtt.
Cook, Maria Gooderham. Porter. William Gooderham. Assistant to Matron, Mary Hill. Fortnightly Meetings of the Board—
W. Pells. Clerk and Registrar, F. S. Rix. Grave.digger and ground keeper, Robert Aldous.
ASYLUM FOR IDIOTS, ESSEX HALL.
Garrod, E. Masters, C. F. Parker, Rev. J. H. Raven, 5. W. Rix, Rev. J. Rowsell, J P. Walton, T. Wilson. Chairman and lion.
BECCLES WATER AND GAS COMPANY.
Tacon, U. S. Block. Managing Director, C. F. Parker; Secretary, F. S. fix; Col. lector, A. G. Jarman ; Foreman at the works, U.
BECCLES WATERWORKS COMPANY.
Directors, Thomas ilL Quill (Chairman). Osbert Chadwick. C.M.G.. Emanuel Allen, J. K. Garrod, T. Wilson. Manager and
BECCLES AND BUNGAY COUNTY COURT.
His Honour Judge Sir Francis Roxburgh, Q.C. Registrar, B. B. Fiske; High Bailiff, Edward Muskett; Bailiff, W. Smith.
1 p.m. The Court is held at Beccles Police Court and the Oddfellows’ Hall at Bungay every alternate month, except August.
The Beccles and Bungay District comprise the following Parishes
Henstead with Hulver
Bungay St. Mary
Ilketshall St. John
Ilketshall St. Lawrence
Burgh St. Peter
Gillingham All Saints
Gillingham St. Mary
Inspecting Officer for the Beccles, Aldeburgh, Southwold and Harleston District: Major Wilson.
Sergt..Major C. Barkham, RA.
T. Rackham, R. Bellingham, A. E. Mickleburgh, G. Pearson, S. M. Taylor, J. Rye, A. Balls, and H.
J. Bolton, T. Palmer, C. Bumpatead, W. Fenn, F. J. Allen, G. Baxter, and J. Salmon.
A. Runacres, H. S. Tandy, C. Clarke, H. Lawrence, H. M. Read, and G. W. Cross.
Enrolled strength, 114
R. Ellwood and G. Hussey.
JP Larkman, W Read, TP Angell, WJ Rix
John Roff (late 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards)
JS Branford and A Girling
J Bultitude, G Starland, CH Smith, J Brandford, and E Money
W Charlish and G Roff
Treasurer and Secretary:
Gurneys & Co
Enrolled strength, 177
A Sparrow, RS Tuthill, W Upcraft, and J Hammond
Mr. B. Chisholm is presented with a useful dressing-case by the Congregational Young Men’s
prizes, ranging in value from £2 2s. to 1s. 6d. The Countess of Stradbroke presents the prizes, and a
miscellaneous entertainment follows.
Progress of Liberalism during the past year.” It is stated that the members of the association had
increased 50 during 1889.
pair of trousers to 2s 6d. and bottle of wine also 57 special prizes for regular attendance at drill, and
sectional prizes. A Smoking Concert is held.
The Salvation Army bid farewell to two soldiers who have offered themselves as Officers for the
The Rev. W. H. and Mrs. Muncaster provide breakfast for about 50 aged members of the
founders, London, are formally “opened,” ringers attending from Ipswich, Norwich, Yarmouth, &c.,
The first distribution of soup to the poor is made.
Mr. G. Stevenson’s prize, a sportsman’s knife, for the largest roach caught during 1889, is awarded
Eighty-six members of the Church of England Temperance Society meet at the annual tea in the
Ingate Mission-room. ‘The secretary’s report states that there has been an increase in membership of
Mr. W. M. Crowfoot and Mr. W. Read, the Scripture examiners, report to the School Board that the
scholars have passed a most satisfactory examination.
Mr. Cunningham. of Castle Farm, dies suddenly, aged 70.
for the formation of a Battery of Position at Beccles with four guns.
The boys of the Board School are examined in drawing by Captain Woolner, from the Science and
A Juvenile Temple is instituted in connection with “Love and Unity Lodge. I.O.G.T,
bound in morocco, in recognition of the musical instruction given by him to the members of the
Mr. Frederick Copeman dies, aged 42. surviving his father-in-law only eight days.
respecting the Church and Sunday School are read. There has been a clear gain of 11 in membership
The new “Cambridge” quarters having been added to the striking of the town cluck commence to
play at seven in the evening.
the members increased from 106 to 150 during last year,
The electric light is installed in the manager’s and clerks’ rooms at the Caxton Press.
£13 8s. 7d. balance from previous year; the expenditure amounts to £720 4s. 3d.. leaving £3 Us. id.
due to treasurer.
Theyre Smith’s sparkling comedietta, “Cut off with a. Shilling,” is well played by Miss C. J. Rix, Mr.
the principal characters being represented by Messrs. L. G. Laws, J. Tavender, W. Beckett. and J.
Salmon. So many persons present themselves for admission that
inadequate for their accommodation.
The Amateur Dramatic Society repeat their performance, and the Hall is again filled with playgoers.
for the present and two following years.
Station is held at the King’s Head Hotel, the Mayor presiding.
The third anniversary of “Love and Unity” Lodge, I.O.G.T., is celebrated by a public entertainment in
At a meeting of amateur and professional gardeners, a committee is appointed to make arrangements
for a Chrysanthemum Show to be held in the month of November.
The Mayor presides over a meeting convened by circular, and a committee is appointed with the view
about £50 has been collected or promised.
Crisp, and Wm. Read are re-elected.
Robinson. C.C.. in the chair.
Twenty-one degrees of frost are registered at midday.
A distribution of 142 books and 182 cards is made to the members of the Church of England Band of
taught during the year.
An examination for Leman scholarships is held. Candidates number five from the Board, four from
scholarships to Cobbin and Ulph, from the National. and Abel and Turner from the Board school.
It is announced that A. W. Read, son of Mr. W. Read, and W. Tacon Flower, son of Mr. Wm.
The Flower Show Committee meet and decide to hold the annual Show of flowers, fruit, and
vegetables in August.
chairman, and Mr. H. Read vice-chairman.
The annual meeting of the Waveney Angling Club is held for the election of officers and other
to the Protection Society.
Services as secretary of the Caxton Sick and Funeral Benefit Society since its establishment in 1873.
the various sectional officers and representatives. The balance sheet shows an expenditure of £51 l0s
A special meeting of members of the Literary Institute is held to consider the financial position of the
society. It is resolved to recommend an increase of the subscription of senior members to l0s, per
The Beccles cricket club meets to elect officers and committee for the ensuing season. The meeting,
in order to attract additional members, decides that the minimum subscription shall he reduced from
The Church of England Central Society for Providing Homes for Waifs and Strays holds a successf ul
meeting at the Rectory-room. The Earl of Stradhroke presides, and one of the clerical secretaries,
Beccles postal district increased from £32 l3s. 1d. in 1888 to £45 6s. 7d. in 1889.
The annual meeting of members of the Beccles Literary Institute is held. and it is decided to increase
presidency of the society.
No great damage is done.
The Lawn Tennis Club hold their annual meeting for the election of officers and committed. The
A fire breaks out in the wool-shop occupied by Miss Darby, Smallgate street. The damage is confined
The anniversary of the Martyrs’ Memorial foundation-stone laying and of the recognition services of
Members of the Beccles Amateur Dramatic Society give their second public performance. The Town
of Bayswater & Co.,” the principal personators are Miss Rix, Miss Hockey, Mr. W. Beckett, Mr.
Tavender, and Mr. C. Hockey. In a laughable farce which follows. Mr. L. G. Laws and Mr. W.
The Easter Vestry meeting is held. Mr. W. M. Crowfoot and Mr. C. F. Parker are re-appointed
churchwardens: and two of
are re-elected, Rev. L. H. Colls being elected in the place of Mr. W. Flower, who withdraws. The
avoid a deficit next Easter. and also to be able to hand over a substantial balance to the Curate’s
Mr. A. G. Gowen and Mr. G. Pye. organist and choir-leader respectively at the Primitive Methodist
The report of Her Majesty’s Inspector on the National Schools is published, classing girls’ and infants
A social meeting in connection with the Young Women’s and Young Men’s Christian Associations is
held in the Congregational schoolroom.
the Choral Society. A miscellaneous selection follows. The principals are Miss Ada Patterson, RAM.,
and Mr. Fred. Bevan, Gentleman of Her Majesty’s Chapel Royal.
applications for allotments. The deputation are informed that the matter will receive attention.
It is announced that the Council of the Royal College of Surgeons had conferred the degree of Fellow
The third quarterly meeting of the Beccles Town Council is held. On the recommendation of a
committee, the Council decide to take the bathing-place into their own hands, and appoint a superin-
The annual dinner to B Troop, Loyal Suffolk Hussars, is held at the King’s Head Hotel. Major Lucas,
late commander, introduces Mr. A. W. Fulcher as the new captain.
Wilson to members of the Girls’ Institute.
The cricket season is commenced with a match between the Town and Caxton Clubs, won by the
The first letting of Corporation marshes is held. 145 acres realizing an average of 31s. as compared
1. At a meeting in Vestry a rate of 2s. in the £ is ordered for the current half-year.
2. Twenty original £10 shares in the Water and Gas Company sell for £15 l0s. each. and eight shares of 1883 issue realize £14
3. Sergt.-Major Barkham, drill-instructor to No. 8 Battery, 1st NAV., is presented with a handsome timepiece on the occasion
8. Mr- James Judd, Gladstonian candidate for North Suffolk, addresses a meeting at the Town Hall. His candidature is
9. The White Lion Hotel is temporarily closed owing to an outbreak of smallpox.
12. The Great Letting of Corporation marshes is held; 276 acres realize just under 21s. per acre.
14. The Fauconberge School Sports are held.
14. The opening of new schoolrooms adjoining the Martyrs’ Memorial is celebrated by the Baptist Church and congregation
11. A young person. named Amy Chambers, dies in the town from smallpox.
27. The thirtieth annual prize meeting of the Suffolk County Rifle Association is opened on the Beccles range. The meeting
30. The annual meeting of shareholders of the Beccles Water and Gas Company is held.. The accounts show a balance of
cent. on shares issued in
4. The Salvation Army “Household Troops Band from Headquarters, visit Beccles.
5. Mr. N.. Pells, late alderman of the Borough. dies in his 78th year.
8. Funeral of Mr.. N.. Pells, attended by the Mayor awl Corporation, members of the Burial Board, and other public
11. A child, named Maggie Lane, aged two years, is found dead in bed. having been. suffocated by accidentally swallowing a
16. A public meeting to protest against the Government measure providing for payment of compensation for public house
24. The annual meeting of Governors of Beccles Hospital is held., the year closing with a balance of £44 5s. 10d. in hand.
29. The Caxton Athletic Club hold their tenth annual Sports. The day is very wet, but otherwise the meeting proves very
1. The price of gas is increased from 4s. 2d. to 4. 4d. per 1000 cubic feet.
7. Bro. F. J. Allen is installed Worshipful Master of Apollo Lodge of Freemasons.
8. The Royal Oak public house is sold to Messrs. Morse and Woods for £805.
8. Messrs. C. Durrant and Sons hold their annual lamb sale, upwards of 3000 being penned. Highest prize realized is 45.s.
14. Col. Buxton inspects the Rifle Volunteers, and congratulates them on their numbers.
19. Mr. Isaiah Copeman, councillor for the borough, dies in his 50th year.
23. The late Councillor Copeman’s funeral is attended by the Mayor and Corporation, and by members of the Temple of
18. Kate Woolner, aged 6, daughter of Mr. H. Woolner, falls into the river, and is rescued from drowning by Mr. H. Stimpson.
31. The annual distribution of prizes to boys of the Fauconberge School takes place, a suitable address being delivered by the
11. Nominations are made for the vacant seat on the Town Council
13. The Annual Flower Show is held, on the grounds of Messrs. J. and J. E. Crisp. The exhibits are generally good in quantity
12. Mr. W. F. Spaull is elected on the Town Council by 162 votes against 102 given for Mr. W. J. Copeman, his opponent.
21. The fourth quarterly meeting of the Town Council is held. A report from the Medical Officer of Health, dated July 3rd., is
30. Mr. W. J. Ashby, master of the National School, dies suddenly, from heart disease, while away at Yarmouth on his
1. The elementary schools re-open after the summer holiday.
1. A Sale of Work is held by the Baptists, at the Town Hall, towards the debt on their new schoolroom, and about £34 is
5. Mr. Cadge, solicitor, meets with a severe accident through his horse bolting.
7. The Rev. James Sharp. new Wesleyan Superintendent minister, preaches his first sermons at the chapel in Station road.
11. The annual meeting of the Waveney and Oulton Fisheries Protection Society is held, and the need for increased
12. George Gray. a timber carter, aged 47, is accidentally killed at Barsham, while returning home with a load of timber. He
13. No. 8 Battery hold their annual carbine shooting for tradesmen’s prizes. The best score, 67 points, with 20 shots at 200 and
The prizes in the school-at-arms competition are awarded to
20. Mrs. Ellen Garwood, widow, aged 74. dies at Shipmeadow workhouse, from bronchitis and the effects of a wound in the
20. The Rifle Volunteers hold their annual company prize-shooting. Corp. H. Tilney carries off the honours with a score of 62
21. Ernest Edward King, aged 20, is drowned in the river Yare, at Bramerton, near Norwich, while on a pleasure trip. He was
25. A large and representative gathering of townspeople and neighbouring clergy and gentry are present at an entertainment by
26. Messrs. H. and J. Read held their annual Michaelmas sale, at which 256 horses are brought to the hammer. Good prices
27. Emma Ward, aged 36, wife of Alexander Ward, dies from internal injury caused by a calf tossing her in play on the 24th
8. Mrs. Ellen Dixon, aged 57, is killed by her son, Alfred William Dixon, during an attack of homicidal mania.
15. The Fire Brigade are called to a fire at Willingham, caused by over-heating of chaff in a barn on Mr. G. King, junr’s,
18. The annual meeting of the Beccles Working Men’s Club, is held. A favourable balance sheet is presented, but it is reported
21. Nominations close for the coming municipal election The four retiring members including the Mayor, are nominated, and
22. The Mayor and Mayoress of Beccles attend the Lord Mayor’s Ball at the Mansion House.
25. A haystack belonging to Mr. D. Aldred is set on fire and destroyed. The Brigade save the adjoining buildings.
2. Nonconformist demonstration is held at the Congregational Church, and the principles of Nonconformity enforced by Revs.
7. The Protestant Alliance hold a public meeting to remind the people of the blessings of the Reformation. The Dean of
7. Cannell and Son, of Hardley, hold their annual root show at the Corn Hall.
10. The first quarterly meeting of the Town Council is held at noon, when Major Wilson is re-elected Mayor, and nominates.
12. The B.A.Ds. give a matinee and evening performances of “Peacock’s Holiday,” a farcical comedy, and the comic drama,
W. J.. Rix, W. Beckett, and Coker;. in the
Beckett.. W. S. Rix, and Snoad.
18. A report by Sir A.. Blomfield. A.R.A., on repairs required to the church tower is published. The complete restoration is
20. The first Exhibition of Chrysanthemums is held at the Town Hall, and proves most successful in every respect. The
25. The body of Mr. Laws is interred in the cemetery, the Mayor and Corporation, and the representatives of all the
2. A bazaar is held in aid of the fund for furnishing the Wesleyan minister’s residence, and realizes £53.
3. The trial of A. W. Dixon, began on Tuesday. ends to-day, and the jury find that he was insane when he killed his mother,
5. The Beccles Liberal Association adopt a resolution repudiating Mr. Parnell and expressing unabated confidence in Mr.
8. The Choral Society perform Spohr’s Last Judgement, and achieve a great success.
9. The tradesmen’s prizes are distributed by the Mayor to members of G and H Companies of Rifle Volunteers, of whom Capt.
15. Messrs. H. and J. Read hold their Christmas sale, the highest price obtained is £34 10s.
18. Mr. A. R. Clatworthy is elected on the Burial Board, to fill the place of Mr. Laws, deceased.
20. The distribution of tradesmen’s prizes to No 8 Battery of Artillery Volunteers is made by Major Wilson. who presents
22. The Mayor distributes the prizes anti certificates to the successful students of the Science and Art classes. A satisfactory
26. Miss Gooch is presented with an album by members of “Do Right and Fear Not” Lodge, I.O.R.T.
31. About 200 heads of families are entertained at a substantial meat tea at the Congregational schoolroom, with funds
1. B. Smith is elected Fauconherge Scholar for I891
6. An inquest is held on the body of the infant daughter of Frederick Fairhead, the child having died suddenly owing to
7. Much distress exists, and a number of men call upon the tradesmen and well-to-do residents for relief.
8. The members of the Girls’ Institute are entertained at tea, and a New Year’s present given to each.
10. Skating competitions for money Prizes are held on the river Waveney.
12. A theatrical entertainment is given at St. Mary’s for the benefit of the Church of England Waifs and Strays Society.
17. The members of “Do Right and Fear Not” Lodge, I.O.G.T., arrange a free tea for the unemployed.
21. The annual tea meeting of the Congregational Church is held.
23. The Beccles and Lowestoft ‘ Champion” skaters have a trial of speed on the river Waveney. and W. Belward carries off
23. An opening dinner is held at the White Lion Hotel.
24. A free tea for the children of the unemployed is arranged by “Do Bight arid Fear Not” Lodge. I.O.G.T.
5. The members of the Fire Brigade, Corporation employees, and other public servants, are entertained to dinner by the
8. A young man. named Marshall. attempts suicide by jumping into the river while in a state of drunkenness.
11. Pearson and Clements from the Board, and Baker from the National school are elected to Leman scholarships.
18. The second railway dinner is held. Mr C. Smith in the chair.
18. An accident happens at the London road crossing, which a team of four horses is passing over when a goods train dashes
22. The Mayor addresses a letter of complaint to the G.E.R. Company, respecting the want of necessary accommodation for
2. A coursing meeting, promoted by the Beccles Fox Terrier Club, takes place at Gillingham.
13. A Confirmation is held at the parish church, and 110 candidates from Beccles are presented to the Bishop.
15. Mrs. R. E. Beckham dies, aged 61.
17, 19 The Suffolk Congregational Union holds its annual meetings at Beccles. The laying of the memorial stone of the
23. Mr. J. Jackson. the Liberal Unionist candidate for North Suffolk, makes his first visit to the town on the occasion of the
27. Special services are held to commemorate the opening of the Martyrs’ Memorial Baptist Chapel, and the six years’ work
31. The Easter Vestry meeting is held, and the desirability of repairing the church tower is discussed. It is resolved to ask the
2. The body of Miss Mary Crowfoot is interred in the family vault in the churchyard. She was one of the last of the few
2. The annual meeting of the Beccics Cricket Club is held
8. The quarterly meeting of the Beccles Band of Mercy is held, over a hundred members being present. Fresh members are
13. The quarterly meeting of the Town Council is held, and it is resolved to grant tenants greater freedom in the use of the
A petiton to the County Council, asking them to declare five miles of roads in the borough to be “main roads’’ is
13. Mr. Judd. the Liberal candidate for the division, gives his lecture. “A Popular Talk on Palestine and Egypt. and what I saw
16. Mrs. Eliza Phillipps is found dead sitting in a chair at her house.
16. A public meeting. convened by the Mayor. is held to consider the repair or restoration of the church tower. A committee is
23. A public meeting addressed by the Hon. P. Stanhope. and Mr. G. White, of Norwich, is held in support of Mr. James Judd,
25. Twelve degrees of frost are registered.
27. A town Bicycle Club is formed; the entrance fee is fixed at 2s. 6d.
28. The quarterly meeting of the Norwich Diocesan Association of Ringers is held. The secretary reports that the association
4. The White Lion Bowling Green is opened under new management.
Holiday Concert.” Both parts are
8. Some antimacassars in Mr. Brooks’ shop in the New Market accidentally catch fire, but no serious amount of damage
11. The Choral Society give a miscellaneous concert. The soloists are Madame Adeline Paget (soprano) and Mr. A. G.
13. The Artillery Volunteers are inspected by Lord Stradbroke.
13. The Fauconberge Grammar School sports are held.
18. In the English Twenty Club Shoot, Private R. Tilney makes 95 points out of 105 possible.
22. A Unionist meeting is held at the Town Hall. when Mr. James Jackson, the Liberal Unionist candidate, is formally
27. A meeting of the Relief Committee is held, and the amount collected is reported to have been £127 ls.; expenditure, £82
29. Frederick Warnes dies suddenly at Brentwood.
29. A dividend of 9 per cent, on original shares and 8 per cent. on those last issued by the Gas Company is declared.
1. An inquest is held on the body of Mr. Henry Leach, aged 66, who committed suicide by drowning while temporarily insane.
2, 3. The Suffolk and Norfolk Association of Baptist Churches hold their annual meetings at Beccles.
10 At a meeting of the School Board, the report. of H.M. Inspector on the examination of the schools is read. The amount of
13. A grand bazaar, opened by Lady Stradbroke, is held at the Town Hall to raise funds for a new heating apparatus at St.
14. This being Hospital Sunday, the Volunteers attend church in the morning. The offertories throughout the day amount to
19. Corp. H. Tilney wins the championship of Norfolk, Bronze medal of the National RA., and £25 in money prizes at the
The annual meeting of Governors of Beecles Hospital is held at the Council Chamber. The statistical Statement shows 65 in-
27.—The Caxton Athletic Club hold their annual Athletic Sports, which are very successfully conducted.
1.—The first anniversary meeting of the Band of Mercy is held.
8.—The members of the Congregational Church Guild enjoy a trip to Oulton Broad.
A special meeting of members of the Working Men’s Club is held, and a sub-committee is appointed to look out for fresh
13.—fl True1), Loyal Suffolk Ilussars, go through their animual course of musketry. and are entertaitted at supper by the
Private 14. Tilney and Curpl. H. Tilitey represent G and H Coin-panics at the Bisley rifle meeting, which opeits to-day. ~orpl.
14.—Messrs. G. Durrant & Sotts 1101(1 their lamb sale, and about 3,700 lambs are brought to the hammer.
15.—The Congregational Baiiil of Hope treat have a most enjoyable tril) to .Suuthwold by road.
19.—Inaugural services are held by the Primitive Methodists to raise Funds for a new schoolroom.
22.—A festival service by village church choirs is held at the parish church, cofldnCted by Dr. Bates, of Norwich Cathedral.
The Artillery Volunteers are inspected by Lieut.-Col. Shuttle. worth, R.A.
Miss Crowfoot~s Sale of Work for the Delhi Zenana Mission realizes £61 9s. $d.
30.—Tue annual distribution of prizes to Fauconberge scholars takes place. an excellent address being delivered by Mr. W. M.
1.—The Beecles Fire Brigade take a trip to Southwold. and are entertained. together with the officers of the Sonthwold Fire
Aquatic Sports, promoted by the Caxton Athletic Club. are held, 2.—A terrific thunderstorm bursts over the town, deluging the
(i—The Loyal Suffolk Yeomanry hold their annual prize meeting. The challenge cup is won by a team representing B Troop.
12—Beceles Flower Show, fortunate in the weather, proves a grand success. .~ pyrotechnic display is made, and Mr. J. Crisp’s
At a special meeting of the Town Council. the Public Health Acts Ameuduient Act. I 590, is adopted. to come into operation
15.—Corpi. H. ‘I’ilnev receives a trinumphal greeting on his return from the prize meeting of the Suffolk County Rifle
19.—The managers of the National schools and tIme School Board decide to accept the Government fee grant of los. on the
22.—The lice. S. 3’. Parr, Weslcyan circuit minister, preaches his farewell set-muons on appointment to Castletown circuit.
24.—Mr. W. Piper celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of his wedding.
At the quarterly meetitigot dim’ Town Council, an agreement with the t~as Company for public lighting on the same ternis as
1.—It is announced that Mr. J. Jackson, the Liberal Unionist caudmdate for the division, had informed the leaders of his party
2.—A lawn tennis match hetweemi C. Metcalfe’s team and Beccies
3.—A moecting is held to elect officers and comnmittee of the new club formed in connccti’,n with thc Beccles Liberal
Dowsett is elected presulent; Mr. W. F. Spaull. secretary and treasurer.
9.—Mr. C. Smith anul his bride, teachers in the Congregational Sunday school, are presented with an electro-plated biscuit box
11.—A child, named Edgar Sturman, aged 5. dies at the Hospital from lockjaw. coimacquent on injury to the hamud.
12.—The Artillery Volumuteers hold their ammimnal prize shooting. Bomh. Barkhamn makes the higlmest score, t;5
24.—Mr. John Crisp. J.P.. dies, aged 53 years.
A visitor from Lomolon. Mr. llavelammd Mittifie Cornish, who had been yachting. isIrowned while bathing.
28.—At a public fleeting in connection with the Sunday School anniversary and harvest celebration of the Martyrs’ Memorial
30.—The funeral obsoquies of Mr. .T. Crisp are attended by the Mayor and Corporation anI many inhabitants of the towmi
3.—Mrs. Susan Shreeve Woodward, widow of the late Win. Woodward. dies suddenly at Enfiell Lock. where she is visiting,
6.—The new pathway commimunicating betweemi Raven’s meer and Norrhgate-street is formally opened by the Mayor and
Mrs. Elizabeth Slanmi, aged 32. wife of las. Mann, gardener, comnmnits suicide by throwing herself imito the Waveney while
12.—A meeting is held to wimmil up the affairs of the Working Men’s Club. and it is ayreed that ~ 11) 2s. -Id.. the btslance in
Ill—i-us Excellency lie Marquis Deves. h1:sster of the Horse to the King of Siamn. itte id ed h E. Loftus. Esi1.. of the Siamese
25 1 cv liuLt- 1it:t~’j ii’ ii I’ is belil.
Mr. Robert Larke, Builder, dies aged 74.
9.—Councillor A. Woods is elected Mayor for the ensuing year. It is stated that £288 had been voted by the County Council
11.—It is announced that Mrs. W. P. Garrod has signified her intention of founding a scholarship at the Faucouberge School,
16.—Mr. H. S. Foster, the Conservative candidate, addresses a well attended meeting at the Town Hall.
19. 2u.—The Beccl~s and District Chrysanthemum and Floricultural Society hold their Annual Show at the Town Hall.
24.—A seven days’ united Temperance Mission is begun at the Town Hall, by Mr. 0. Blaiklock, of London.
26.—A slight fall of snow at night.
2.—Dr. J. E. Taylor. of Lpswich, lectures at the Town Hall on the probability of finding coal in East Anglia.
6.—The Right Rev. A. G. Riddell. Bishop of Northampton, holds a confirmation at St. Benet’s, and 42 candidates are
The Choral Society perform Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation.” with the professional assistance of Madame Isabel George
Tuddenham. The Town Hall is filled, and the oratorio is excellently rendered. Mr. IV H. Williamson.
13.—The Congregational Band of hope performs a very pretty Christmas Cantata, Mildred and Patty,” before a large and
16.—The gentry and tradesmen’s prizes to the Artillery Volunteers are presented to the men by Major Wilson. The money
17.—The Rev. J. W. Egar, rector of Geldston. dies somewhat suddenly.
21.—The annual dis&ibution of prizes to C and H’Compaui&~. Volunteer Batt.. Norfolk Rept. takes place. the men beinte
Society for die Preventini Cruelty to Animals is held at the Rectory room. Ilic flu presides.
23.—Rev. J. Rov,se~l distributes the annual prizes to thc sucees competitors of the Leman School.
2~i.—The usual services are held at the Parish Church, whic
fully decorated. The offertory amounts to k~7 lbs. l~id. and is of the District Visiting Society.
30>—A smoking concert is held at the Town Hall. under the au,~ of the Beccies Conservative As~ociadon and is attended by
31.—Watch-night services are held in the Wesleyan.
2. Mr. J. L. Garden, of Redisham Hall, dies suddenly from influenza
3. The members of the Church of England Temperance Society hold their annual tea at the Ingate Mission room 80 sit down
After tea they are
5. It is announced there are 300 cases in the town suffering from Influenza epidemic.
14. It is announced that the death of HRH. the Duke of Clarence and Avondale takes place at Sandringham at 2.15 a.m. from
17. Sermons are preachel in the parish church by the Rector and Rev. J. H. Raven in aid of the National Schools, the
who leaves the town. The
former being elected by a majority of 242 votes.
The various Establishments of the town close at 12 a.mn., owing to the funeral of H.R.H. the Duke of Clarence. A service
6. “A Social Evening for the People,” arranged by the Beccles United Temperance Committee, is
16. Asecond dinner is provided at the King’s head Hotel for the railway employees at Beceles
Station unable to attend the first.
commissioned officers of the
24. The Annual Social Tea of the members and others connected with the Congregational Church is
Miss.Macdonnell (Matron of the Beccles
in connection with the London Missionary Society, with a
An inquest is held at the Police Court emmrt, touching the death of Kathleen Lucy Barter, infant daughtor of George and
causes. viz.. convulsions.
1. A Catholic Re-union takes place in the Town Hall, which was tastefully decorated for the occasion. Dancing was one of the
1. The wedding of Mr. Charles E. Dunn, son of Mr. G. A Dunn, of Beccles, to Miss Alice Pye, of Woolwich, takes place. The
2. Messrs. H. Copeman and Son secure first prize in the open class for Bantam Rosecombs at Sheringham Fanciers’ Annual
2. The members of the Wesleyan Band of Hope have their New Year’s Treat in the Schoolroom. The tea was followed by an
4. Miss Thompson, late of Beccles Post Office, is presented with a silver-mounted oak inkstand by the postmen and
5. Covenant Sunday observed at the Wesleyan Church, a good number being present.
6. Schools re-open after the Christmas holidays.
6. The first Annual N.C.O.’s Dinner in connection with the G & H Companies (Beccles) 2nd V.B.N.R. held at the Railway
6. A Tea and Entertainment in connection with the Beccles branch of the Church of England Temperance Society held in the
6. A week of United Prayer of the Beccles Free Churches commence. The opening meeting held at the Primitive Methodist
7. An employee named Benns meets with an accident at Messrs. Elliott and Garrood’s Ironworks, his foot being badly
8. Annual Christmas tea and entertainment to the inmates of the Wangford Union Workhouse, at Shipmeadow takes place.
8. Annual Tea and Entertainment in connection with the C.E.T.S. Band of Rope held at the Town Hall. 180 persons being
9. The members of the Parish Church Choir take part in the Norwich Cathedral Festival.
9. Annual Meeting of the shareholders of the Beccles Waterworks Company held, when a dividend at the rate of 2 per cent, is
10. The death takes place at the ripe age of 89 years, of Mr. G. Woolnough, an old and respected inhabitant of Beccles.
10. Annual Tea and Distribution of Prizes take place at the Henham and Wangford Schools.
14. The wedding takes place at the Parish Church of Miss Florence Maria Merrells and Mr. James Cutler, both well known in
16.—Messrs. H. Copeman and Son are awarded second and third prizes for their Rosecomb Bantams at the Bury and District
16. Death of Mrs. M. Pells at the age of 90 years. Deceased was a sister of the late Mr. Geo. Woolnoigh, who died on the 10th
19. Rev. A. Legatt, of Yarmouth, preaches at the Congregational Church.
21. Beecles P.S.A . Society have a social evening, the schoolroom being nicely decorated for the occasion.
23. A meeting arranged by the Wesleyan Sunday School and Band of hope in aid of Dr. Stephenson’s homes, held in the
23. Second Annual general meeting of the Beccles Golf Club held at the Club House, Mr. J. E. Crisp in the chair. A
24. Meeting of the Bcccles Hospital Saturday Fund held in the Council Chamber, Mr. H. Hopson presiding. Collecting Boxes
25. Mr. A. K Hockey, President of the North Suffolk Football League, presents Bungay with the Allerton Cup.
26. Offertories are taken at the Parish Church on behalf of the National Schools amounting to £13 2s.
29. Beccles Town Council decide at a special meeting to erect an Isolation Hospital, at a cost of £252 l0s. for use in case of
30. A little girl named Cox, living on the Grange Estate falls from an upper window and is severely injured.
1. A Concert in aid of the Nurses’ Home is held at the College Schoolroom. The programme was arranged by Mr. A. K.
2. Anniversary services held at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, the Rev. E. Ball preaching.
3. Rifle Volunteers headed by the bugle band have a march out.
3. Mrs. Hayes, Gresham House School, is presented with handsome clock, suitably inscribed, from the adult members of the
3. Mr. H. W. Cocks of Bungay. gives an interesting paper on “What, when and how to read “ to the members of the Wesley
4. About 50 persons attend a Social Evening given by the Congregational Church Choir.
5. Members of the Girl’s Friendly Society have tea at the Town Hall after which the company were entertained by Mrs.
6. Mrs. .J. K. Barney, a lady from America. gives an interesting address entitled “Round the world with the White Ribbon” in
6. Miss Hannah Pleasants is the recipient of wedding presents from the firm and young women employed in the Binding
8. The G.E R. employees in the Way and Works Department have their Annual Dinner at the Railway Hotel, Mr. Youell
11. The Beccies Orchestral Society give a successful Concert at the Town Hall, a large number being present.
12. A slight outbreak of fire occurs at the Convent.
12. The annual tea and Meeting of the members of the Congregational Church takes place, a good number being present.
13. Sergt..Trumpeter C. H. Barkham is presented with a long service medal, by Adjutant, Capt. Wyatt, at an inspection of
18. The second portion of the staff at the Beccles station have their Annual Dinner at the White Lion, the Mayor presiding.
22. Corporal W. Upcraft, Rifle Volunteers, is presented with pair of field glasses, tobacco and pipe on his leaving for South
24. At the Wesleyan Schoolroom a paper is read by Mr. R. E. Adams before the Wesley Guild, on “The Conduct and Ritual of
25. A successful meeting of the Temperance Society held in the Congregational Schoolroom, Rev. W. Heather presiding.
26. Annual Meeting in connection with Public Library held. Canon Rowsell presiding, when question of taking over adjoining
29. Mr. P. J. Gibbons holds his annual Cycle Show at the Town Hall.
2. Rev. C. J. Thorne, missionary from Madigascar preaches at the Congregational Church in the morning.
3. Beccles Volunteers who signed for service in South Africa leave Norwich with the Service Company.
3. A Sale of Work is held at the Barracks in aid of the Salvation Army self-denial fund.
4. Capt. Henderson of the Beccles Salvation Army meets with an accident while cycling to a service at Loddon.
4. The death takes place at Fair Close, of Mr. Joseph Watson, at the age of 59 years. Deceased was for many years
5.—A Sale of Work in aid of the Twentieth Century Fund is held in Congregational Schoolroom £23 2g. being realized.
5. A Smoking Concert arranged by the Beccles Conservative Association is held in the Town Hall. Col. Lucas M.P. for the
7. Annual Meeting of the Caxton Athletic Club held when a gratifying balance in hand is reported.
7. Meeting of members of the Chrysanthemum and Floricultural Society held in Rectory Room. The Mayor expressed the
9. At the P.S.A. meeting the Rev. W. Heather pays a touching tribute to the memory of the late Mr. J. G. Watson.
12. Confirmation Service held in the Parish Church conducted by the Lord Bishop of the Diocese. There were 132 candidates
12. Members of the British Women’s Temperance Association have their annual tea in the Primitive Methodist Schoolroom,
l4. Meeting of membsrs of Beccles Public Library held, when Committee reported it would be impossible to amalgamate with
16. The Annual Tea and Entertainment given to their employees by Messrs. Elliott and Garrood takes place at the Town Hall
16. The Rev. H. Flemming, of Clacton-on-Sea preaches in the Primitive Methodist Chapel in connection with the Connexional
17. In connection with the British and Foreign Bible Society a lantern lecture upon ‘China and the Chinese” and “Bible work
17. First general meeting of the Beceles Waveney Angling Club held at the Cambridge Stores, Northgate street. There was a
19. The Choral Society assisted by the choir perform at the Parish church Mendelssohn’s ~‘ Hear my prayer” and Stainer’s
20. The marriage of Miss Grace Rankin Wilson, daughter of Col. T. Wilson, Mayor of Beccles, with Mr. Richard Cromwell
20. The Annual Meeting of the Church of England Central Society for providing homes for Waifs and Strays held in the
20. Local Inquiry held in connection with the application by the Beccles Town Council, for a loan of £1,000 for improvements
20. Vestry Meeting held when the outgoing overseers, Messrs. A. Pells, C. H. Durrant, H. Hopson, and L. G. Laws are
21. At the Wesleyan Chapel Rev. T. Brian Castle, of Nottingham, deputation for Home Missionary Society gave a lecture
26. The annual rent audit tea takes place in the Town Hall, the Mayor presiding.
28. Special rejoicings with the Salvation Army on the occasion of the marriage of “Capt.” J. Henderson with “Capt.” M.
28. Service of Song given in the Primitive Methodist Chapel entitled “Blind Betty’s Text,’ the narrative given by Mr.
28. Anniversary services held in the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel, Mr. J. Hunt Lynn preaching in the afternoon.
31. The marriage takes place of Miss Edith Clark, fourth daughter of Mr. James Clark, of Market House. to Mr. Arthur
31. The Town Hall is densely packed with an audience to witness the talented Walford Family’s Entertainment.
31. Rev. J. Hunt gives interesting lectures on “Some early American Methodist Preachers” in the Wesleyan Chapel. There was
1. A Vestry Meeting held at the Parish Church, the Rector presiding, when the parish accounts were produced.
8. Adjutant V. T. Worship inspects the Rifle Volunteer recruits in the Drill Hall.
9. School Board Meeting held, presided over by Mr. Wm. Read.
12. The funeral takes place of the late Mrs. F. S. Rix, amid manifestations of respect and sorrow.
12. A Smoking Concert in connection with the Ancient Order of Shepherds takes place at the Caxton Arms.
15. First annual meeting of the Men’s Social Institute held at the College, Mr. A. K. Hockey presiding.
16. Theatrical performances by local ladies and gentlemen in aid of the Hospital are given in the Town Hall.
17. A town’s meeting to decide what should he done to suitably celebrate the coronation of the king, is held in the Town HalL
20. Mr. Adam Adams, of Lowestoft, occupies the pulpit at the Primitive Methodist Chapel and preaches to good
21. Messrs. Read, Stanford and Gayford let for the Town Council about 200 acres of mowing and grazing marshes, realising
23. Rev. W. Heather Secretary Beecles and District Free Church Council, who attended the great meeting held in St. James
account of the bill and
25. Mr. W. S. Watkins, organising Secretary of the County Technical Instruction, lectures on Dairy Farming in the
28. The marriage takes place at the Parish Church of Miss Harrietta Louisa Angell, daughter of the late Mr. George B. Angell,
28. The Rifle Volunteers have a Route march via Ringsfield.
28. Mr. Rogers of Brentwood attend the Congregational Christian Endeavour and gives an address.
30. The death takes place at the “Grotto” of Mr. C. F. Parker.
3. Beccles contingent Artillery Volunteers proceed to Languard camp.
7. The Baptist Chapel Choir, assisted by friends, perform a service of Song in the Martyrs Memorial Schoolroom, entitled
7. The 19th quarterly meeting of the Beccles Co-operative Society held, Mr. Buck presiding. Twenty-two new members were
8. Some excitement caused by the vagaries of a bull, who pays an unwelcome visit to Mr. Marshall, confectioner. After some
18. A large congregation was present at the P.S.A. meeting to welcome Mr. John Flower, who gave an address upon “Why we
18. Primitive Methodists celebrate their Sunday School anniversary. The Rev. E. Ball conducted the services and there was a
19. A Fete and Gala, under the auspices of the Beccles Men’s Social Institute is held, the weather proving most unpropitious.
24. The funeral takes place of Mr. Charles Cowles, the Rev. E. P. P. L. Thompson conducting the first part of the service in
28. Annual Inspection of Police of Beccles, takes place on the Crown Meadow, Lowestoft.
29. Members meeting of the Congregational Chapel, held in, the Schoolroom, when Mr. W. Grice and Mr. C. Smith were
1. Rev. E. Ball, givss an address at the P.S.A. meeting on “Politeness” and ‘Honesty”
8. Thanksgiving service at the Parish Church for the restoration of Peace in South Africa.
14. The funeral takes place of Dr. W. T. McComb. The Rev. Canon Rowsell officiated, and there were a number of tradesmen
15. Rev. E. W. Trounson preaches at the Wesleyan Chapel, referring to the Education Bill and the High Church Clergy
15. The P.S.A. Society at their meeting pass a vote of condolence and sympathy with Mrs. McComb, upon the loss of her
17. The funeral takes place of the late Mr. Edwin Josiah Poyser, of Geldeston, the officiating clergy being the Rev. Canon
20. Rev. Canon Rowsell opens ths Annual Sale of Work held in Esborne House garden, in aid of the Church of England
21. At the inviration of their teacher, Miss Walker, the members of the Congregational Young Women’s Bible Class, have a
24. The Annual Meeting of the governors of Beecles Hospital held, when a vote of condolence is passed to the widow and son
27. Mr. R. Christie. overseer in the foundry of the Caxton Works, is the recipient of a handome present, in the form of a
29. The death takes place of Mr. W. D. Boar. Deceased who was an old and well-known inhabitant, had latterly been a great
2. Annual Sale of Work in aid of the Church Missionary Society, takes place in the Rectory gardens, the proceedings being of
6. Preaching at the Wesleyan Chapel in the evening, the Rev. J. Sauger passed some severe strictures on the habit of betting
12. Annnual Sports in connection with the Caxton Athletic Club, attract a large gathering and prove most successful.
13. Camp Meetings held in the College Meadow in connection with the Primitive Methodists, conducted by the Rev. B. Ball.
13. The Wesleyan Chapel Sunday School Anniversary takes place, the services being conducted by the Rev. E. A. Bennett, of
14. Successful Public Meeting held in the Wesleyan Chapel. Mr. F. Garrood of Wheatacre presided, and there were a good
17. Halesworth Horse Society hold its ninth annual show on the High Field grounds. Favoured by fine weather the event was
19. At Bisley, Sergt. H. Tilney, 2nd V.B N.H. wins the “ Daily Graphic” Cup valued at £52 10s 0d.
22. The Annual Prize Distribution to Scholars attending the Primitive Methodist Sunday School takes place, prior to which the
23. Members of the British Women’s Temperance Society, hold their annual outing in splendid weather, the spot selected
24. At the regatta of the Yarmouth Yacht Club on Breydon Water, Mr. H. Young’s new boat ‘Queen Mab” won the Club
25. The Technical Instruction Committee meets in the Rectory Room, Rev. Canon Rowsell presiding, when the Secretary
27. Rev. Canon Cole preaches the annual sermons on behalf of the Church Missionary Society at the Parish Church. The
28. The Coronation Committee hold a meeting in the Council Chamber, the Mayor presiding, when it is resolved to carry out
28. Funeral takes place at Ringsfield. of the late Princess Caroline Letizza Aquilina Murat, who died on the 23rd July at
30. The Annual Garden Fete, in aid of the Beccles Hospital Fund, held in Homefield grounds. The weather was fine and a
30. The Wesleyan sunday School Scholars have their annual Outing, the place visited being Worlingham.
2. In the ocean race from Lowestoft to Aldeburgh, arranged by the Aldeburgh Yacht Club, Mr. H. Young’s “Queen Mab” is
4. Aquatic sports arranged in connection with the postponed Coronation festivities takes place on the river below Beccles
5. The members of the Beecles Crown Football Club have their Annual Dinner at Smith’s Coffee Rooms, when the Secretary
6. Mr. William Tevison Burrell, a Bungay farmer found dead on the road by the side of his overturned cart, the horse lying
9. The Coronation of His Majesty King Edward VII. observed at Beccles as a general Holiday, shops being closed and
generally suspended. The Corporation with various Societies and Volunteers attended service in Parish Church at 11
11. At a special meeting of the Beccles Hospital, the Governors appoint Mr. Gilbert Wood-Hill as one of the medical officers.
14. Funeral takes place at Beccles Cemetery of Mr. H. S. Gobbitt of Saxmundham, and formerly of Beceles.
17. A lad named Hall, while rowing on the river, pluckily rescues a little girl aged nine years from drowning in the
20. Sale of Work in aid of the Delhi Zenana Mission held at Blyburgate House, a sum of £75 being realised.
20. The Members of Mr. R. C. Dunt’s Bible Class have their annual outing, driving to Gorleston.
23. The “Pickwickians” have their 9th annual outing, journeying to Sotterley via Blythburgh, a liberal meal being served at the
23. Members of the Beccles Fire Brigade hold their annual Outing at Yarmouth, returning by way of Lowestoft, dinner being
23. A 16-ft. yacht, with Mr. Wilton Jones and three ladies, sinks below Beccles Bridge. The party were immersed, but were
24. Offertories taken at the Parish Church in aid of Curate’s Fund, amounting to £12 5s., Rev. Canon Crowfoot preaching in
26.—Mr. E. Self loses a valuable cow, as a result of its being stug by a hornet.
27. The Wedding takes place at the Congregational Church, of Miss Mabel Marshall (eldest daughter of Mr. Chas. Marshall)
27. A little girl named Beckett has a narrow escape from drowning, her father being able to rescue her.
29. Funeral takes place of the late Mr. J. B. Holton, tile service heing conducted by the Rev. J. Hunt Lynn.
30. Mr. C. Smith’s Bible Class have their annual Outing, Kessingland being the place selected, where a capital tea was
4. A gentleman named Chamberlin, and a companion, meets with a mishap on the river, whereby both were immersed; they
6. The funeral takes place of Mrs. John Green, for 60 years a member of the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel. A number of friends
6. The members of the Reed and Trumpet Bands of Nos. 8 and 9 Companies 1st N.R.G.A. visit Yarmouth for their annual
7. The new pastor, Rev. John Harris, preaches at the Wesleyan Church, a good number being present.
7. Rev. W. C. Ball, of Nottingham, brother of the pastor, preaches at the Primitive Methodist Chapel.
13. The Beccles Town Band have their annual Outing, driving via Kessingland and Wrentham to Wangford, where an ample
13. Congregational Church Choir have a pleasant Outing to Lowestoft via St. Olaves and Somerleyton, and partake of tea at
15. The yearly meeting of the Congregational Athletic Club held, when a satisfactory account of the club’s finances was given
18. The members of the Congregational Church Choir present Mr. W. J. F. Boar (a fellow member) with a handsome lamp, on
17. A young woman named Day has a narrow escape from drowning; the boat she was leaving gliding away as she attempted
19. The Revising Barrister, Mr. Theobald Matthew, holds his court at Beccles Police Station, for thc purpose of revising the
21. Harvest Festival Services held at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, conducted by Mr. Adam Adams, J.P. Special anthems
24. Sudden death of Mrs. Susannah Aldous in her garden at Blyburgate street, while talking to a visitor.
25. At a meeting of the Town Hall Committee tenders were received in connection with the alterations and additions to that
28. Sunday School Anniversary held at the Martyrs’ Memorial Chapel, Rev. R. C. Bardens conducted the services, which
28. Wesleyan Harvest Festival held, the preacher being Mr. C. C. Kelsey (Harleston). The church was tastefully decorated,
29. Coronation Committee hold their last meeting, the Mayor presiding, when the final business connected with the Beccles
30. At a special meeting the Corporation confirm the Town Hall Committee’s recommendation to accept the tender of Messrs.
1. A new lodge in connection with the I.O.G.T., is instituted at a meeting at Smith’s Temperance Hotel, the lodge to be called
2. Vestry Meeting held at the Parish Church, to consider and decide on an application from the Overseers to authorise them to
2. Harvest Festival celebrated at the Parish Church, the preacher being the Right Rev, the Lord Bishop of Thetford. The large
2. A largely attended meeting held in Corn Hall under the auspices of the British Women’s Temperance Association, in
3. The members of the Caxton Sick Friendly Society present the retiring Secretary (Mr. H. Woolner) with a gift of £5, in
5. Harvest Thanksgiving Services held at the Congregational Chapel, conducted by Rev. W. Heather. There was a good
5. An outbreak of fire occurs at a cottage occupied by Mr. Carl Gower, Ravensmeer,which the Fire Brigade speedily subdues
6. Public Meeting in connection with the Harvest Services of the Congregational Chapel, held in the Schoolroom, the pastor
7. Mr. and Mrs. George Bolton, Denmark road, celebrate their golden wedding, and entertain a number of friends.
7. Annual Meeting and Prize Distribution of the P.S.A. Society held in Congregational Schoolroom. The Secretary (Mr. A.
11. At the invitation of Lieut. Carteret Leathes, the G and H Companies Rifle Volunteers have a route march to Mutford,
12. Rev. Canon Rowsell conducts the Harvest Thanksgiving Service for children in the afternoon at the Parish Church. The
12. Beccles Fire Brigade, joined by the Bungay Brigade, have their annual Church Parade; headed by the Town Band, the
13. A schoolboy named Wm. Geo. Mean, of Thuriton, choked by swallowing an acorn.
14. Meeting of the Queen Victoria Memorial Fund Committee held, the Mayor presiding, when subscriptions amounting to
memorial should take the form
15. Annual Meetings of the Beccles and District Free Church Council held in the Wesleyan Church. There was a Conference
19. Mr. C. W. Deacon, J.P.. C.C., Ex-Mayor of High Wycombe, preaches special sermons on behalf of the Methodist Local
22.—A most successful Entertainment takes place in the Congregational Schoolroom arranged by Miss Walker, in. connection
25. Annual Dinner of the Caxton Outing Club takes, place at the Corn Hall, Col. Wilson presiding.
25. House to house collection made on behalf of Dr. Barnardo’s Homes, the amount realized being £14 16s. 2d.
31. A labourer, named Arthur Lane, in the employ of Messrs. Boddy, Norwich, while at work at the Town Hall, meets with a
removed to the
3. First meeting of the winter session of C.E.T.S., held in the Ingate Mission Room. The Rector presided and there was a good
3. The 4th Annual Meeting of the Congregational Christian Endeavour Society held in the Schoolroom, there being a large
4. Entertainment in aid of Girls’ Friendly Society held in the Corn Hall by the Misses Conway, and greatly appreciated by the
5. At the Yarmouth Fanciers Annual Show, Messrs. E. E. Kirby and H. Copeman and Son are successful exhibitors, the
7. Messrs. Cannell and Sons hold their Annual Show of Roots in the Corn Hall. The exhibitors were numerous. The Judges
9. The King’s 61st Birthday celebrated hy the hoisting of the flag on the Church Tower and the ringing of the bells.
10. First Quarterly Meeting of the Corporation held at 12 o’clock, when Cooncillor A. McQucen is unanimously elected
10. Rev. W. Heather, MA., reads an interesting paper on “How we got our Bible” at the Wesley Guild, which was much
12. Annual Show of the Beccles and District Chrysanthemum and Floricultural Society held in the Corn Hall, proving highly
12. Annual Meeting in support of the Church Missionary Society held at the Rectory Room, Mr. E. T. Dowson presiding. Rev.
12. At the Annual Show of the Lowestoft Fanciers Miss Clabborn, Messrs. Copeman, Mrs. Holmes, and Mr. E. E. Kirby were
14. Col. Wilson on behalf of the Corporation, presents Mr. Tom P. Angell with a wedding present in the form of a solid silver
wishes on his marriage.
16. The Beccles Volunteers (G and H Companies) join the Battalion at Yarmouth and take part in the “Mayor’s Sunday”
16. Rev. C. H. Ingram preaches at the Wesleyan Chapel in connection with Wesleyan Foreign Missions, a special service for
18. The Marriage takes place at St. Mary of the Angels Catholic Church, Bayswater, of Mr. T. P. Angell, Town Clerk, and
18. James Beales, bill poster, meets with a serious accident when descending the hill from White Horse yard to Puddingmoor,
19. Rev. C. H. Titterton, D.D., lectures on “The Jews in Poland” at the Ingate Mission Room; Rev. Canon Rowsell presided,
19. The newly-formed 20th Century Lodge of Good Templars hold their first public meeting at the Lodge Room, when a
20. Annual Meeting of the Society for Propagation of the Gospel held at the Rectory Room, Mr. W. M. Crowfoot presiding. A
22. Mr. Alfred Woods, Ingate Lodge, kindly permits the public to inspect his splendid collection of Chrysanthemums, a
23. The “Dead March” in Saul played and sympathetic references made at the Wesleyan Chapel, to the death of the late Rev.
25. At a meeting held in Darby’s room, it is decided to re-start the Beccles and District Liberal Association, Mr. W. Elliot was
26. Norwich District of the Co-operative Society, hold a conference at the invitation of the Beccles Committee, Mr. Buck
26. Sale of Work held at the Primitive Methodist Schoolroom, in aid of the debt incurred in renovation. The proceeds
1. Monthly Meeting of the Church of England Temperance Society held in Ingate Mission Room, the Rector presiding. Mr. J.
2. Annual tradesmen’s Dinner held at the Bear and Bells Inn, Mr. G. Johnson presiding.
2. Some excitinent caused by a load of straw catching fire in the New Market about 8 p.m. The outbreak was attributed to
3. A united service of intercession for Foreign Missions held in the Parish Church, an address being given by the Rev. N. G,
3. New premises of the Beccles Mens’ Social Institute formally opened. Mr. A. K. Hockey presided and there was a