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Issue Number: 8  September   1867

The Bream Magazine, September 1867.

(Part Only - starting with the winners in the annual Flower Show)

A. Hayward.—Medicinal Herbs (best collection of): 1st.Richard Brain.—Cabbages (4): 1st. J. Croome; 2nd James Baker; 3rd. Richard Johnson; 4th. Frank Lucas.—Potatoes (half- peck): 1st. James Price; 2nd. Frank Lucas; 3rd. Charles Jones; 4th. J, Baker.— Green Peas (half peck) 1st. Thomas Watkins ; 2nd.
Charles Jones ; 3rd. Richard Hewlett.—Broad Beans (half peck) Rd. Howells; 2nd. Thomas Watkins; 3rd. James Baker.—Cucumbers (3) 1st. Rd. Johnson;—Carrots (6) 1st. James Kear (Mark) ; 2nd. George Wintour ; 3rd. Richard Johnson; 4th. James Billy.—Turnips (6): 1st. George Wintour; 2nd. F. Lucas; 3rd.J. Hunt; 4th. J. Shingles.—Parsnips (6): 1st. James Kear (Mark); 2nd. Richard Johnson; 3rd. John Morgan; 4th. Richard Hewlett.—Cauliflowers (3): 1st. Richard Johnson; 2nd.James Thomas.— Spring Onions (24): 1st. W. Miles; 2nd. C. Summers; 3rd. Richard Hewlett; 4th. J. Morgan.—Winter Onions (24): 1st. James Kear (Mark) ; 2nd. W. Miles; 3rd. R. Johnson; 4th. F. Lucas.—Lettuces (4): 1st. Richard Johnson; 2nd. Richard Brain.—Celery (3 sticks): 1st. Richard Johnson; 2nd. T. Watkins.—Scarlet Runners: 1st. E. James; 2nd. James Kear (Mark); 3rd. William Thomas.—Vegetables (basket of): 1st. Richard Johnson; 2nd. Charles Jones; 3rd. John Shingles; 4th. William Thomas.—Rhubarb (6 sticks): 1st. W. Miles; 2nd. James Thomas; 3rd. James Price.

The accounts show a smaller balance in hand than before, owing to the hire of the tent and the greater expenditure in prizes; this will necessitate economy for the next year, as the Society should always have at least £5 in hand, to meet any unforeseen deficiencies, such as might be caused by a wet show day, or other circumstances tending to thin the attendance.

The children attending the Sunday School had their usual treat on Thursday, August the 8th, when Mrs. Witherby entertained them—in number 173—at tea in the National School Rooms. Having met at two o’clock, they proceeded, with flags, &c., to church, where a special service was held with short catechetical address; after which the boys marched to Colliers' Beech to play, and the girls back to school for tea, after which they changed places. The weather was fine, and cricket, rounders, and various games, male and female were kept up till dusk, when all gathering together, some songs were sung, and cheers given for various friends, absent as well as present; the Sunday School teachers, and Mr. and Mrs. Smith receiving a large tribute of noise. The prizes for attendance were delivered over to the successful competitors; the winner of the bat riding off the ground upon ins friends' shoulders.

N.B.—This little treat is open to no other children than such as have regularly attended the Church Sunday School or Bible Class.

The Seventh Anniversary of Mr. Adams’s School, now held in Yorkley Wood Chapel, was celebrated on Wednesday evening, August 14th. Tea was served in a cottage, and at seven o’clock there were Readings in the School-room. The attendance was not so large as was to be wished, considering the efforts Mr. Adams has made to keep his school up to the mark A few remarks were made at the commencement of the Readings, by the Rev. C. Witherby, upon the unfairness (which is so common) of sending children to school without paying the teacher. All allow that school-keeping is hard work, and yet so many parents use the work of the master and mistress, and when reminded of payment remove their children to some other school, and do the same there. Such persons should read. Jeremiah xxii., 13 (and act upon it).

Two new Clubs are starting.
I.—Several men, being dissatisfied with the usual old-fashioned system, agreed to set on foot a new Benefit Society, on the principle of having no break-up. After several discussions a set of Rules was drawn up and received the approval ol the Registrar of Friendly Societies, Mr. Tidd Pratt. The Society, known now as " THE POOR MAN’S FRIEND," held its first monthly meeting in the School Room, on Monday August19th. Any information may he obtained of Mr. George Batten, who has been appointed clerk. Our Magazine this month being occupied with the account of the Flower Show, we can only spare room for saying that the Society meets on the third Monday in the month, at the School, at half- past seven in the evening.

II.—A "WOMAN'S SICK AND BURIAL SOCIETY" has lately been set on foot, at Lydney, by Mrs. Bathurst and other ladies; members to in one shilling a month; sick pay to be five shillings weekly; age for entering, between thirteen and forty-five; sixpence each member to be paid on the death of a member or husband of a member; a division of profits every three years. Branches are being formed for districts beyond Lydney, as Viney Hill, Parkend, and Bream; the former conducted by Mrs. Edwards, the latter by Lady Campbell and Mrs. Witherby. The object of the branches is to save members the trouble of going to Lydney to pay in. The branches will receive sick pay from the head club, but will be separate for funeral payments. At the anniversary, in August, all the branches will meet at the Lydney Schools, and, after service in the Church, will have tea in the Park.
N.B.—Mrs Witherby will be ready to receive the names of intending members, and the contributions of present members, at the Girls' School Room, on Tuesday afternoon, September 10th, (and every mouth on the second Tuesday,) between two and three o’clock, punctually to time. Ladies paying five shillings a year are honorary members.

August 5th, at Yorkley Wood Chapel, Anne, daughter of Richard and Anne Vimpany, farmer, Yorkley Court.

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